Seen over the April 7-8 weekend, in chiquérrimo Ipanema and then in deepest Centro, were the almost mythical bunfighters, a band of brothers and sisters who sang together many many many moons ago (none of them is counting), but who remained friends notwithstanding, and who occasionally get together for a chat or two or three to slaughter saudades.
As two longstanding members of the overseas branches were simultaneously in town, the weekend of April 7-8 saw a memorable gathering of forces, which on Saturday included feijoada at the fittingly named “Antigamente”. Proof of the pudding is the picture above.
Shown from left to right are Chris Hieatt*, Fredy Zindel, Mike Royster, Martin Hester*, Vicki Verdin*, Audrey Hieatt, Vanica Royster, Janice Hazelhust* and Kris Stenzel*. [*The asterisks denote certified bunfighters, those without are guests.] Missing for lunch on Saturday were Marcia Fialho* and bunfounder Carol McDavit**, who had nonetheless appeared the prior evening at pizzaria Camelo (photo below).