Goroka Show 2015

It’s September, and that means it’s time for Goroka Show! I’m going to let the pictures mostly speak for themselves.

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GS 04-05

This old-man children kill me

GS 06-08

Obligatory Penis Gourd guys

GS 09-12

GS 13

So many bird of paradise feathers in this guys hat

GS 14-15

Last year I focused mostly on the large group photos. This year I tried to get more close-ups of the face paint and headdresses.

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GS 17-18

One of my favourites: a bamboo band

One of my favourites: a bamboo band

Tari Wig-Women

Tari Wig-Women

GS 22-23

In the left pic they are pointing at a drone carrying a video camera

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GS 28-30

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These ladies said I should sing and dance with them. But I told them (in broken Tok Pisin) if I dressed up in their bilas I’d burn my boobs – they thought it was pretty funny.

These ladies said I should sing and dance with them. But I told them (in broken Tok Pisin) if I dressed up in their bilas I’d burn my boobs – they thought it was pretty funny.

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Mt Hagen ladies – another favourite

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GS 48-51

Lots of bow-and-arrows to fend off those pesky bears…

GS 52-54

Headdresses of all shapes, sizes, and complexity

GS 55-56

The scary groups, including the Asaro Mud Men (top right)

The scary groups, including the Asaro Mud Men (top right)

So much beautiful face paint - some close-ups below

So much beautiful face paint – some close-ups below

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GS 64

If you want to learn more about Goroka show, and see more pictures, check out my post from last year: Goroka Show 2014.

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