By Sunday, we were starting to grow tired of Valencia’s endless supply of religious processions, and decided to do something a little different as an antidote: the Manga and Cosplay festival being held at Heineken Greenspace.
|Traditional Fallera Costumes||Angel Wings and Psycho-sexual Japanese Schoolgirl Uniforms|
|Holy Religious Icons||Anime Cutouts and plush Sgt. Frog dolls|
|Marching Bands and Folk Dancing||Sugary Japanese Power Pop Karaoke|
Insanity Level: roughly the same.
It was cool to see all the alternative kids who showed up, given a place to truly let their freak flags fly. The only ones who looked like they weren’t having fun were the parents who had tagged along, trying show an interest in their child’s new hobby. They looked scared.
But seriously, props to the kids who sang flawless Japanese karaoke. ¡Impresionante!