Unfortunately but expectantly, pictures won't do it justice. You can't re-create the anticipation bursting from the smiles of all the children, nor the sense of community and happiness shared by the audience that night. But pictures are better than nothing:
lots of confetti
so many ladders!
the kids bring umbrellas to catch more candy
yes, that woman is hanging from balloons
bleachers all along the street for a better view
rule #1: no saving seats
lots of confetti to clean up
as expected, the metro was a zoo afterwards
*Note: If I wouldn't have studied abroad for the entire year, I wouldn't have been able to participate in either of these events.