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5 October 2014 / leggypeggy

The Goroka Show—perhaps the greatest show on earth!

Goroka Show face

Just a sample of the faces, smiles and colour at the Goroka Show. The face paint shows the Papua New Guinea flag

I’m still trying to get my head around our trip to the Goroka Show in Papua New Guinea.

This amazing show where tribal clans—from across the country—come to show off their costumes, music, drumming, singing and dancing is absolutely breathtaking.

Frankly I’ve never seen anything like it, and I’m still thinking about how to bring it to you.

I confess that I took 800 photos in two days. So far my gut instinct is to deliver bite-sized chunks that feature bums and boobs (believe me there was an overload of flesh), faces and feathers, headdresses and bustles, crowds and crafts, and anything else I can think of.

So stay tuned for the colour frenzy, along with music and side trips up mountains and to villages in the highlands at the coast.

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  1. Carol Croce / Oct 6 2014 1:09 am

    Bring it on! Looking forward to the next installment

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  2. weggieboy / Oct 6 2014 1:27 am

    I can’t wait! (Bums and boobs…well, indigenous ones, so they are wholesome in a National Geographic way, eh!?)

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  3. Laurie / Oct 6 2014 2:24 am

    Can’t wait!

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  4. suchled / Oct 6 2014 7:13 am

    If half your 800 are even close to this one why not a book? I’m sure you could make an arrangement with PNG Tourism. It just looks fantastic and your commentaries would be just perfec’.

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    • leggypeggy / Oct 6 2014 6:40 pm

      Aw shucks, I’d be thrilled if one got used for a postcard.

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      • suchled / Oct 6 2014 7:21 pm

        Now, now, Humility doesn’t become you. I bet if you asked the thousand people who follow your blog they would agree with me and not with you.

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      • leggypeggy / Oct 6 2014 7:34 pm

        Don’t tempt me to post some crummy shots to convince you. haha

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  5. Anne Curry / Oct 6 2014 8:01 am

    Went to the Goroka showing the mid sixties. It was all the go then. Probably better access to paint and props now.

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    • leggypeggy / Oct 6 2014 6:41 pm

      The whole show was completely breathtaking. I could go again tomorrow.

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  6. lmo58 / Oct 6 2014 11:21 am

    Stunning colours in this photo Peggy. I can’t wait to see the other 799!

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  7. Midwestern Plant Girl / Oct 6 2014 9:26 pm

    What a colorful time! Ha ha!

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  8. Lauren (English Wife, Indian Life) / Oct 6 2014 10:55 pm

    Amazing!!!!! I love tribes so much!
    I really enjoyed visiting the Masaii in Tanzania!

    This tribe is WOAH 😀 ❤

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  9. Jolandi Steven / Oct 7 2014 8:57 pm

    I absolutely love this picture. So vibrant and colourful! Cannot wait to see more of those 800 photographs! 😉

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