One response to “What’s the weirdest thing you’ve ever seen at a wedding?” This was the big question at the Southwest Entertainer’s Conference a few years ago.
I did a Peruvian wedding, and saw for the first time an Afro-Peruvian dance they call “the Alcatraz.” The bride had a napkin tucked into the sash of her gown, such that it resembled a tail. As she danced, a man followed behind her with a lighted candle, trying to light the napkin on fire. The bride’s goal was to shake her booty so fast that he couldn’t light her fire.
Here is a cleaned-up version of the Alcatraz I found on YouTube:
I wonder if the classic Doors song “Light My Fire” was inspired by a Peruvian wedding?
Thirty-five years of the PM Celebrations has taught me to never assume I have seen everything! Somewhere, there is always something else that’s just plain weird.