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What a night!

The fires have all been doused, the music has finally stopped, and a few  stragglers can still be seen heading home to their beds at 0730 this morning.  There were thousands  on the beach last night enjoying a really warm night made even warmer by all of the fires a raging on the beach.  You didn’t need to be 19 years old to enjoy yourself, but oh to have been 19 years old last night.

Club music raged on and people danced on the beach and in the street, I have to say, the dj certainly did a better job with the music this year.  In the past it has been throbbing techno head banging beats, but this year it was all about the dancing.  Great job guys.

Here we go.

These colourful lights were strung up throughout the town to give it a really festive atmosphere

Don't get too close to that fire Sponge Bob.

The sidewalks were jammed with street vendors selling anything and everything.

This was early in the evening, before the streets were packed with people.

Sardines roasting on an open fire. The restaurants were heaving as well.

Doing what boys do.

Some of the beautiful people.

Getting down with Rhianna's SMS, nuff said.

I want to be 20 again.


I don't remember doing this kind of thing when I was their age.. what was I doing?

Some of the smaller fires

Midnight swim

Pretty señoritas.

Look mom I really was only drinking water

I watched this girl trying to resist moving back from the heat, she did not last long.

Lighting the big fire. Two fireman accompanied the lighting of the fire, one adding fuel the other guiding our chosen firestarter.

Notice how close we all are, this changed quickly.

Throwing folded pieces of paper with your worries and concerns into the fire is tradition.

Getting going.

And we have started moving back.

Nobody is going to be jumping over this fire.

Just stand there, and let the ghost of my heart love you again.

Fully engulfed.

In the glow of the fire

Standing way back.

Dancing in the dark

Burning down the house.

It's a family affair

It's always great running into friends.

More of the beautiful people.

Mmmm kebabs at the fair.

Garden gnomes are creepy enough without sticking their heads on kiddy cars. Just sayin.

Flyin ponies

No takers, yet. The object of this ride is to make you crack heads with the guy next to you as you fly through the air.

I'd like to see this one at Disney. Can you say lawsuit. Object here is do deny centrifugal force and stay in the middle hanging on for dear life.

The nice older sister fearing for her life me thinks.

Not that different from driving in town.

Who doesn't love a bouncy castle.

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