MOSCOW GANGNAM STYLE

Saturday’s Moscow City Day celebrations were full of food, arts & crafts, antiques fairs, singing, dancing, baloons and one big parade of international marching bands. Koreans BROUGHT IT. Also brought it: Moscow’s mayor, who cleared  rainy skies for the day, so that people could enjoy the festivities (and then re-elect him on Sunday).

From top left, clockwise: Maltese (I think), Russian, Swiss, French, Russian and more Russian marching bands.

From top left, clockwise: Maltese (I think), Russian, Swiss, French, Russian and more Russian marching bands, representing different armed forces.

Our friends from South Korea showed up wearing shades, and led by a group of breakdancers performing Gangnam Style. Did I mention that this was a military parade? My mother was all, WHAT are they doing? What is going on?

The marching band from South Korea showed up wearing sunglasses. Seriously. They were led by a group of break-dancers performing the Gangnam Style routine. My mother was all, ‘WHAT are they doing? What is going on? WHY?!’ Did I mention that this was a military parade? The breakers represented Republic of Korea’s Air Force. Insert your own “these boys are FLY!” horrible pun here.

But the Russians had horses!  Horses that danced!

But the Russians had horses! Horses that danced!

Scenes from the Arts & Crafts Boulevard: a bust of Socrates making his best Lenin impression; a very non-tortured-looking writer; all sorts of hand-made goodies for sale; does anyone need an iron?

Scenes from the Arts & Crafts Boulevard: a bust of Socrates making his best Lenin impression while being saluted by the Young Pioneers; a very non-tortured-looking writer; all sorts of hand-made goodies for sale; does anyone need an iron?

"Victory Day parade on the Red Square."

“Victory Day parade on the Red Square.”

An endless row of food tents along the Gourmet Boulevard.

An endless row of food tents along the Gourmet Boulevard.

'I ❤ Moscow' cookie.

‘I ❤ Moscow’ cookie.

Clean-up trucks ready to go to work.

Clean-up trucks ready to go to work.

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10 thoughts on “MOSCOW GANGNAM STYLE

  1. Yup, I guess it’s called dressage, but I also have read that this term doesnt apply outside of the competitions, thought that’s probably wrong. I really should know more about equestrianism, considering I ride every week!

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