Sunday is a day of rest for most people or it's that special day that before the start of the next work week :( While many people are thinking of getting ready to head back to work, there appears to be a group of rebellious individuals who are tightening up the laces of their dancing shoes in Vancouver.
As I strolled by the Thai festival, I witness a man in the process of getting his arms ripped off! Perhpas extreme pain is a critical component of a great massage. While I was wandering around the Thai Festival, there was a low rumble in the distance. My curiousity drew me towards the sound. I heard the exotic rhythmic beat of the music followed by the sight of the dancing masses. People were having a great time gliding around the Robson Ice Rink. It almost appeared that the ghost of the ice is still lubricating their steps and slides. These foreign and graceful creatures were drunk on life and it was contagious.
It was hard not to be in a festive mood when you see people jiving to the tunes. As I sat on the nearby steps with other spectators, I found my head bobbing and toes tapping. This musical virus soon infected those with the weakest "fun" immune system, a child. This kid instinctively followed the common advice of "dance as if no one is watching". As he exuberantly twirled and tiptoed around all the passerbys and their very adult responsibilities, I wondered how I could be as care free as him. I wanted to dance damn it! After a little further contemplation, I realized that I was late for my meeting with my parole officer. Just kidding! Here is another adage: life is short! Let's us find our dancing shoes and salsa on my friends! I will see you on the dance floor that is our world.
Some of the other non-salsa shots from the same outing.
All shots were take on Ilford HP5 Plus at ISO 400 and processed with Ilford DD-X. Film scanned using Epson flatbed scanner.
Camera: Leica M-A
Lens: Zeiss C Biogon 35mm F2.8 on most shots.