Temperature; +33C Wind ; 2.5 m/sec Rain; None
THINGS THAT WENT WRONG;
a. Guys were flying too fast showing no signs of cooperation
b. Pyramid was located almost against the sun
c. Sweat was blocking my eyes
d. Some nutcases were asking me to move out of the way ( politely enough not to be beaten up )
e. Few petty cash bills for tips flew out off my pocket and landed on some gal's lap
The Danza de los Voladores de Papantla (Dance of Papantla's flyers) is a ritualistic dance in Veracruz, Mexico performed by the Totonac Indians and Olmeca Indians. There is an initial dance made by five men, the instruments being a carrizo flute, a tamborcillo and maracas. The men, each representing the five elements of the indigenous world climb a top a pole, one of them stays on the pole playing a flute and dancing while the remaining four descend the pole with a rope tied by one of their feet. The rope unwraps itself 13 times for each of the four flyers, symbolizing the 52 weeks of the year.