The streets are packed....traffic has grinded to a halt as the big trucks have taken to the streets of this, the 3rd largest city in Brazil located in the northeastern state of Bahia sitting in front of the Atlantic Ocean.
Nearly 3 million people are gathered here beginning tonight (February 19th,2009) for 6 days and nights of non-stop maddness on the streets of the epicentre of Afro-Brazil.
100s of arrests from many the many brawls will inevitably happen (hopefully not me,lol). The hospital wards will be filled with exhausted revellers and combatants.
I am off to jump up with Timbalada....let the maddness begin.