Friday, March 25, 2011

Shiviarati: The Sadus' and thier baying crowd.

While drifting with the currents of the people surrounding us we could hear above the buzzing conversation the telltale screams and yelps of an overly excited crowd of young men.
Making our way to the source of the commotion, we found what the young men were whipping themselves into a frenzy over.
A group of Sadu's were driving them wild by stripping of and performing penis tricks. Every now and then a Sadu would stand and discarding his clothing, perform a eye watering cringe-worthy trick, much to the pleasure of the crowd, who responded with a resounding cheer. Men were pushing and shoving thier way to get a better view, much to the chagrin of the Sadu's who's camps were being encroached upon. There was one Sadu in particular who responded with wild swings of his cane, sometimes finishing his threatening display with a good natured kung fu flourish.
The crowd would run out of reach of the cane in hysterical laughter before returning. The whole cycle repeated itself over and over, before eventually in a fit of rage and insanity the Sadu picked up a still smoldering log from his fire and threw it into the crowd. Someone picked it up and threw it back, striking a seated Sadu and knocking him out.
That's when the Police intervened. 
Storming up the stairs and bellowing the trill of their whistles, they whipped anyone to slow in the laughing and fleeing crowd smartly on the bum.
The Sadu was ok, and as far as I could see there was no one injured in the crowd.
It was one of the strangest things I have ever seen.

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