First Time with Jogja Java Carnival 2011
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It was my first time join a big public event as a participant not as a watcher. The event is Jogja Java Carnival (JJC) 2011 which was held on October, 23rd, 2011 at Malioboro road. This year, JJC's topic is MagniWorld. It started by a message from my senior. She wrote: Hey, wanna join us? You just should be ancient and energetic! The rehearsal will be held tomorrow, so confirm your arrival now!
I didn’t know anything about JJC before, but dunno why I just want to be there. Then I invite my friends from the same majors in campus to participate. We came to Roemah Pelantjong at Magelang road Km 8. In front of Rucong –the way we called Roemah Pelantjong –there was a big imitation of dinosaurus made from bamboo. Its length is about 10-15 meters, width 3-5 meters, and I’m not sure for the weight because it looks really heavy. We called the dino is bamboosaurus, it is so amazing! They made it among 1 month.
when they made the sheep
when they made the bamboosaurus
Rucong is a place which popular with their declaration Jogja as a slow city. So they sell everything about something that shows Jogja as a slow city. They sell limun too! Whoa, limun is a popular drink in my childhood! At the second floor, Rucong have a gallery. At Rucong’s gallery we do the dance rehearsal with 20 friends other, they came from ISI Jogja and SMKI Jogja. We danced until night, and just did it in 2 days –today and yesterday. Our properties are batik clothes with simple cut to shows we are from the past age, stick bamboo, cute sheep made by friends from ISI Jogja, and for the boy is just boxer with body painting.
when they did body painting
this is the girls from our team
At the day, first, we arrived at the basecamp where the other participants prepare for their performance. We could see the other amazing performers here. There were Solo Batik Carnival team, Clown community team, a team wore Komodo costume, team which showed Palembang’s traditional art, team with beauty ladies wore the hat which looked like 7 wonders of world, Reog Ponorogo team, wushu team, and many more.
when they with Palembang team
when they with Bule hahaha LOL
We were the second last performer, so we moved at 9 pm. I thought the citizens was go home because it near midnight. It would be quite, and no one watch our performance. But, the fact is they are not going home! Whoa, so they still stand up at the edge of road along the Malioboro road. They gave us applause, shouted like us `Huba! Huba!`, and laughed at us. They appreciated our bamboosaurus and our funny performance.
when our bamboosaurus perform in front of Sultan
Oke, it was so interesting event at all, because I could perform in front of Sultan’s family and be the limelight of Jogja's citizens . But I felt so exhausted because I had to yell, walk and dance along Malioboro road until arrived at Kraton Jogja. I think I got dehydration, ugh!
HAPPY IDUL ADHA
semoga kalian berkunjung kembali ~♥