This is my third post.. In this post, I'm going to tell you about the most interesting event in this year.. The event is.. MEGANTARA!!!
From what I heard, Megantara is the third cultural festival held by SMAN 3 Bandung. SMAN 3 Bandung always make cultural festival in this last three years after vacuum for 7 years. In my opinion, the purpose of cultural festival is to make young generation know many cultures had by Indonesia and we have to proud of it.
Megantara consist of two sanscrit words, those are "Mega" and "Gantari". Megantara take a concept based on archipelago. It means, Megantara devided the area into 5 big islands in Indonesia, those are Sumatera, Jawa, Kalimantan, Sulawesi, and Papua. The area shows the characteristics of those 5 big islands, such as traditional food, musical instrument, games, and many more. For example, in Sumatera's area there is pempek and in Jawa's area there is gamelan.
Megantara was held on 10th of September located at Lapangan Bali. For I am a students of SMAN 3 Bandung who didn't join the committee, I have to come to Lapangan Bali at 7 o'clock and wear Kebaya. Students who didn't join the committe must join the parade. The parade was walk around SMAN 3 Bandung, we walked from Lapangan Bali, to Jalan Merdeka and back again to Lapangan Bali. After I did the parade, I have to wait until the open gate. Open gate started around 11.35 a.m. So, me and my friends went to BIP for eating lunch. Because the time run so slow, I asked to help my friends who joined the fashion show, but there was nothing to help, so I just saw them while preparing the fashion show.
At 12 o'clock, me and my friends got into Megantara and it was very hot. So, just a few people watch the performance on stage. Everyone searched place for shelter, include me. Getting late, people began to arrive and it was more cool than before. One by one, people watched the performance. Before maghrib, people not focused on what is on stage. But after maghrib, almost everyone gather in front of the stage and it was very crowded.
The performance was so interesting because majority of the performance related to Indonesian cultures, there were performance from Tiloe's Theatre, Wayang Golek Putra Giri Harga 3, The Changcuters, RAN, and many more. But, I didn't watch Tiloe's Theatre from the beginning because I have to pray and when I got back, I couldn't go to front to watch it, so yea:(
The top of this event is about 2 hours before it was done. Why? Because The Changcuters and RAN was performing their song and for a moment, Lapangan Bali was so full of people happiness.
This event was end at 10 o'clock at night. This event was success, but also tiring and I will never forget it:) I hope next year I could join the committee.
That's all from me.. If you curious of what will cultural festival next year be like.. Just come!