Because being a passion fruit is difficult and quite stressful, and because university isn’t just about studying I can say I have the privilege to study in one of the best academies in the country that has given me a week of vacation full of parties and concerts right in the middle of the second semester! We call it Enterro da Gata and every year we kill the cat (hypothetically speaking of course, no animals are harmed) as a symbol of what’s wrong with the education in this country!
This year our theme was “Loosing Breath”, as a student I honestly feel like I’m starting to loose mine, and it’s not because of all the work, is mostly because it’s been 14 years since I started my studies and I feel like by the end there will be no reward of all my hard work, of all the hours I spent awake studying for my finals, this country is not giving his students enough motivation to keep on going and that is why most of us feel like they’re losing their breathes.
So we keep fighting and we add the utility of this fight to a bunch of pleasant nights! A whole week that starts with the cat’s funeral, a small parade on the streets by night where all the students wear the academic clothes, we all moan under our black capes while someone buries the problem with a big speech. After the serenades follow, we keep on crying for all the problems and by the end of the night a week of full party is launched!
Seven days with lots of music and drinking because at the end of the day we’re just kids trying to have some fun and forget all our problems and responsibilities for some instants. For this passion fruit it was a bit difficult to get away from those so the week wasn’t complete, I only attended the serenades and three days of concerts, but it was so worth it! Again, I’m really, really sorry for quality issues, but what would be a perks of a passion fruit without memories? I’ll then leave you with some pictures and some videos of what went down! See you soon!
Starting with some memories that are made, those who are with you from the beginning will always be with, I have no more than to thank this amazing people for creating such great moments!
Day 1 – Xutos & Pontapés
Day 2 – Richie Campbell
Day 3 – Rui Veloso