Bacolod City's MassKara 2012 Festival: Electric MassKara Parade

Saturday, November 10, 2012

The Electric MassKara is an annual street parade during the MassKara Festival in Bacolod City, where paraders all clad in colorful costumes and beautifully-adorned masks light up and dance to the beat of the drums along the Tourism Strip in Lacson Street for two consecutive nights. With the theme, “Pagkilita-ay,Pakita-ay” ("We meet and show off."), it showcased how Bacolod and its people have fun — the Mardi Gras kind of  way, that is.


Right after we ate at the old Pala-pala Market in San Juan street, Bogy, Wharton, Kate, Nonoy and I went straight to the Electric MassKara to witness it for the first time. Navigating through the crowd proved to be challenging as hordes of partygoers, regardless of sobriety levels, flocked the streets. I had my share of my touching other people's bodies as we wrestled our way but that's going to be a different story.

Anonymity can be bought from PHP30-PHP100, depending on the design. Looks best on drunkards.

For hours, the crowd numbers never went down as more and more party goers dropped by. I don't know. There's something about Bacolod and its people that transformed the entire strip to a one hell of a street party. Maybe it's the lively ambiance. Maybe it's the overflowing beer. Maybe it's from the tribal down to techno music. Maybe it's the Koreans. Or the street dancers of indeterminate sex (thanks to their masks and costumes). If you want to know what I mean, watch the video below. One thing's for sure: I am definitely going back next year.

This post is part of my Bacolod series when I went there to see the MassKara Festival. I'd like to thank Nonoy for inviting me, Kate, Bogy, and Wharton. Together, we spread all kinds of douchery but what happens in Bacolod, stays in Bacolod...except for the good parts.


Aleah | said...

I went to the Masskara last year. It was so much fun! Kaso I wasn't able to get good pictures from the parade that night.

Cherry Mae said...

I had a great experience on the streets last MassKara 2012. The fun never stops from morning til the next day

Minnie said...

Safest place to spend super fab street party is at Lacson Street. :)

The Lord said...

Cherry and Minnie: Glad both of you also had fun during the MassKara Festival. It's one of the best places I've been to in 2012.

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