"His majesty, King MOMO", lord of carnival a pre-carnival, season opening tour through the city of RIO.
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Background: "His majesty, King MOMO", lord of carnival a pre-carnival, season opening tour through the city of RIO. The events was also to commemorate victory of Rio's football championship, with Portuguese origin VASCO DA GAMA football club taking the winners cup.
Every year, Rio prepares itself very careful for the 3 days of carnival. Among other things, the city government nominates a ruler for all carnival celebrations, KING MOMO, who is always a very well fed, cheerful and carnival minded citizen. This year KING MOMO weighs around 280 pounds, and was selected from a large number of applicants to the title.
Decorated floats opened the parade, with beauty queens riding along with "his majesty", among huge crowds of happy carnival minded CARIOCAS (Rio citizens).
Rather fast progressing of the parade, and the great amount of people present made it impossible for cameraman to take scene by scenes notes, but footage is self explanatory.