One big event of the summer pilgrimage festival is the marching band parade contest. Just like in Olympic there are three prizes: gold, silver, and copper. For 10 days everyday, contest area is packed with children dressed for marching.
The area happens to be just the side of my office building so you kind of have to swim through the crowd of children to go anywhere. They practice too while waiting for their turn so the sounds are everywhere. Its 8:00 in the morning. The sun is already high up and temperature going up. Young energy and heat fill the air.