Start the big parades in Rio de Janeiro on Sunday night, São Paulo is different. In this industrial, commercial and financial bulwark the big carnival parades start on Friday night.
Samba school Rosas de Ouro - Photo Eliária Andrade
The parades of the samba schools of São Paulo were held at the Sambódromo do Anhembi and started late on Friday 4 March, followed by Saturday night. In all, 14 schools marched in the capital’s avenue.
The first samba school to parade was United Peruche, followed, in order, by the samba schools Tom Major, Acadêmicos do Tucuruvi, the atual champion Rosas de Ouro, Mancha Verde, Vai-Vai and Pérola Negra.
During the night of Saturday to Sunday, Nenê de Vila Matilde opened the parade, folowed by Águia de Ouro, Mocidade Alegre, Unidos de Vila Maria, X-9 Paulistana, Gaviões da Fiel and last but not least Império de Casa Verde.
Ana Hickmann of the samba school Vai Vai - Photo AgNews2
Each school has 55 to 65 minutes to complete their rally in the Sambadrome.
Ângela Bismarchi shows her crown of USD 12,500 - Photo Daigo Oliva-G1
Angela Bismarchi, Godmother of the drum band of Nenê de Vila Matilde, paraded with a crown, which features 3,000 crystals, worth more than USD 12,500. She wore a codpiece of only 3 cm, covered by a layer of crystals. The crown was formed from horsehair.
Ângela Bismarchi with her USD 12,500 crown in detail - Photo Daigo Oliva-G1
Ângela Bismarchi - Photo Daigo Oliva-G1
I collected a series of photos of the carnival beauties (Musas do Carnaval 2011) parading in São Paulo. Enjoy. It’s a long session. Thirty photos of muses after the break.
Ex-BBB Janaína joined the parade of X-9 - Photo Daigo Oliva-G1
Modelo Dani Sperle and Joana Machado wishing each other good luck with the parade of samba school X-9 - Photo Daigo Oliva-G1
TV-star and model Ana Hickmann greets the public in the Sambódromo, during the parade of Vai-Vai - Photo AgNews
Caroline Bittencourt in the parade of Unidos do Peruche - Photo Cláudio Augusto
Caroline Bittencourt representing Unidos do Peruche - Photo AgNews
Dani Sperle representing samba school Tom Maior - Photo AgNews
Ellen Roche parading for Rosas de Ouro - Photo AgNews
Joana Machado, queen of the drumband of X-9 - Photo Daigo Oliva-G1
Funky Popozuda representing Águia de Ouro - Photo Raul Zito-G1
The Godmother of Águia de Ouro - Photo Raul Zito-G1
Caroline Bittencourt, queen of the drum band of Unidos do Peruche - Photo Raul Zito-G1
Model Daniele França of Unidos do Peruche - Photo Raul Zito-G1
Model Tania Oliveira parading for Tom Maior - Photo Daigo Oliva-G1
Ângela Bismarki is the Godmother of the drum band of Nenê de Vila Matilde - Photo Marcos Alves-AE
Float of Águia de Ouro with women simulating taking a shower - Photo Daigo Oliva-G1
Cintia Poderosa of Águia de Ouro - Photo Raul Zito-G1
Cíntia Poderosa, the star of Águia de Ouro - Photo Raul Zito-G1
Dancer Sheila Mello, Godmother of the samba school Acadêmicos do Tucuruvi - Photo Raul Zito-G1
Ex-BBB TV-star Cacau representing Unidos do Peruche - Photo Raul Zito-G1
Ex-BBB star Cacau of the samba school Unidos do Peruche - Photo Raul Zito-G1
Gracyane Barbosa, queen of the drum band of Império de Casa Verde - Photo Daigo Oliva-G1
Muse of Mocidade Alegre - Photo Daigo Oliva-G1
Dancer of the samba school Águia de Ouro - Photo Raul Zito-G1
Dancer of the samba school Unidos de Vila Maria - Photo Raul Zito-G1
Dancer of Vila Maria - Photo Raul Zito-G1
Dancer in the parade of the samba school Tom Maior - Photo Daigo Oliva-G1
Samba dancer of Unidos do Peruche - Photo Daigo Oliva-G1
Samba dancer of Unidos do Peruche - Photo JB Neto-AE
Dancers of the samba school Acadêmicos do Tucuruvi - Photo Raul Zito-G1
Priscila Bonifácio, queen of the drum band of the samba school Unidos de Vila Maria - Photo Raul Zito-G1
Sabrina Sato parades with samba school Gaviões desde 2004 - Photo Raul Zito-G1
Sabrina Sato is the Godmother of the drum band of Gaviões - Photo Raul Zito-G1
Panicat Juju dances for Mancha Verde - Photo Orlando Oliveira-AgNews
Viviane Araújo parades for samba school Mancha Verde - Photo Orlando Oliveira-AgNews
So that was a long sit. And now up to Rio.