Today was election day in democratic Indonesia. The race is between the ex-mayor of Solo and an ex-commander of special forces. And I stop here with the politic facts.
What was interesting was the way people manifested their joy. It didn’t matter that the result will be announced in 1 or 2 days, they were out celebrating, something, in the purest Indonesian style. But what’s the Indonesian style you may ask, is very simple:
- take out the exhaust pipe form your scooter to be sure everybody will hear you
- put all your family or friends on it
- wear ear plugs
- go out on the street and join the others
- accelerate in a certain rhythm in order to produce a song (check the video under the photos)
- do this for 5 hours
Got to love them.
Special forces were out on stand-by, just in case.
Here is a short video that I recorded, be careful turn down your volume.