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Pow Wow at Taos

So we rise the next morning intent upon returning to the Pow Wow and battled the downtown traffic again (confess I have no desire to return, which is surprising) to hit Wal-Mart and acquire ponchos + lawn chairs.  We entered the Pow Wow before planned activities started and visited most of the artist stands (outside of the performance area it was basically a country fair, chock full of vendors plying food and souvenirs).  Set up our lawn chairs by the San Felipe drummers and the wonder began.  The drumming is hard to describe…it is magnificient.  Accentuated by the costumed dancers, this reverberates mightily with one’s soul.

 

Of course the rain broke again and shattered the charm --- we abandoned the event once again.  This time we congregated at “The Cantina” for a rather tasty meal and animated talk  Despite our limited exposure to the Pow Wow, I can remark how inspirational it is.

The regalia is brilliant!
  Sandy shared that every other Pow Wow she attended has been miserably dry and hot…and as several locals we engaged remarked how happy they were with the rain, it was hard to mutter sour grapes.  We thought about returning, but the rain kept raining, so of course we went shopping!

 

Actually rather endearing, we hit a shop where the octogenarian proprietor is about to close shop because her son recently passed on and she can’t maintain things solo.  Afraid I almost killed her because she had genuine Acoma pottery for sale and I grabbed a pot and approached the gang with my fist clenched…only to tap the pot so everyone could hear the ring this authentic pottery yields!  Acoma pottery is my favorite because of the ring

 

Everybody enjoyed dinner at an upscale restaurant in Taos that I found a bit too hoity toity.  Yikes, further reinforcement that I have no desire to return.  I would like to return to witness the Pow Wow in it’s full grandeur, though.

sylviandavid says:
hoity toity... Love that saying.... LOL.... I know what you mean... Nice blog... too bad it rained although you were set up other than umbrellas... sylvia
Posted on: Oct 24, 2009
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Pow Wow at Taos
Pow Wow at Taos
The regalia is brilliant!
The regalia is brilliant!
San Felipe drummers...each tribe w…
San Felipe drummers...each tribe …
Think well get rained out?
Think we'll get rained out?
The gang seeking refuge from the r…
The gang seeking refuge from the …
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