Zozobra 2013 – Life is a wheel
I realized earlier this month that I hadn’t posted anything to the site since last year’s Zozobra. I’ve been taking pictures since then but haven’t had a chance to get them on to this site. With the help of a great web app named If This Then That I can post pictures to Flickr and have them automagically appear on this site. I love the internet.
Anyway, last year I stopped with pics from zozobra so this year, I’m starting up with pics of Zozobra. Life is a wheel.
The 50 foot, two inch effigy of Old Man Gloom towers over Fort Marcy Park.
Members of Mariachi Buenaventura wait for their chance to play the official song of the Fiestas Santa Fe at the 89th burning of Zozobra.
2013 Fiestas de Santa Fe Queen Kristy Ojinaga y Borrego poses with members of Mariachi Buenaventura.
The Fiestas de Santa Fe court led by this year’s Don Diego de Vargas and the Fiesta Queen prepare to make an appearance at the burning of Zozobra.
Members of the Fiestas de Santa Fe court wave to the camera.
New Mexico natives Nosotros headline the bands playing at the Zozobra festival at Fort Marcy Park in Santa Fe.
A couple dances to the music of Nosotros.
Lead singer for the band Nosotros rocks the crowd.
A local dresses up as Old Man Gloom.
A mother and daughter take a break from the festivities to pose for a picture.
Kids dressed up as “Gloomies” wait to head out on stage.
A gloomie makes her way to the main stage.
The crowd anxiously awaits the burning to begin.
The lights at Fort Marcy Park go out and the crowd lets out a cheer.
The lone fire dancer taunts Old Man Gloom with fire.
Old Man Gloom towers over the smoke emanating from fires lit below him.
Sparks and smoke start to emit from Old Man Gloom.
Old Man gloom catching fire.
The burning it spreads.
The crowd enjoys the burn.
Old Man Gloom fully engulfed.
The fire dancer and friend enjoy the last of Zozobra going up in flames.
Members of the Santa Fe Fire Department make an appearance and watch the fireworks show after the burning of Zozobra.
Members of the Santa Fe Fire Department enjoy the fireworks show.