Nights of Mardi Gras perk up plaza
MassKara revelers at the plaza get to have another nightly entertainment for three nights with the parade of 38 contestants wearing elaborate fantasy-inspired costumes.
Called the “Nights of Mardi Gras,” events manager Israel Salanga said the event showcases glamorous and artistic designs of the Bacoleños.
Each night since Monday [Oct. 10], a group of Mardi Gras-like models shows off their costumes at the plaza bandstand, then parade around Gatuslao, Gonzaga, and San Juan sides of the plaza.
Revelers dining and drinking at the kiosks enjoy watching the models, while the some of the crowd take photos with them.
The Nights of Mardi Gras happens immediately after the singing and dance contests, called “Tanda! Sing Na, Dance Pa!,” also being held at the Gatuslao, Gonzaga, and San Juan sides of the plaza.
On Monday, 16 participants joined; 22 on Tuesday. The top 10 semi-finalists on Monday, and another 10 on Tuesday will come back on Wednesday [Oct. 12] for the grand finals.
The champion will receive P10,000 in cash; first runner-up—P7,000; second runner-up—P5,000; third runner-up—P3,000; and fourth runner-up—P2,000.*