they enter the runway, samba schools gather at the Concentration
This is an area outside the Sambodrome
in the open air.
Two schools gather at any given time, one on the Correios
side, and the other in front of a building known as Balança
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Once you get to the right concentration side, it's time to find
your wing. Wearing the same costume creates a sort of an instant
feeling of camaraderie. Your new friends will be happy to to help
with the costume, and go through the theme one last time. Street
vendors offer all sorts of drinks, but try to resist the caipirinhas.
One too many could jeopardize your performance!
go up to their positions, sometimes helped by cranes! Don't be
shy, and ask that baiana to pose for a photo. Look around and you
will see people doing the samba steps, singing, drinking, some
chain smoking... The anticipation is big, but in a few moments
each one of them will be a star in the greatest show on earth.
Join us now on the backstage fun. We will not be surprised to see
you marching with a samba school one of