Year of the Dog 2018 Street Festival

Monday, February 12, 2018

UC Irvine and South Coast PUC Irvine and South Coast Plaza present Year of the Dog, 2018, Chinese New Year celebration at the UC Irvine Campus. I took a stroll to the UC Irvine campus to check out the event. I browsed booths, check out decorations, took some snapshots, and recorded some videos because, after all, I am a photographer.

But, on my calendar, I noticed that the Lunar New Year is actually on Friday, February 16th. I continued to watch the Winter Olympics coverage all week, before going on a walking group meetup at Woodbridge for a one-hour outdoor break.

I noticed videos Part 2 and Part 3 had copyright issues because of the music that was playing at the event. So, I decided to remove the background music. The videos will be silent.

#1 Lion Dog Dance 2018

In this video, I recorded a lion dog dance performance. I like the cute lion dogs because they remind me of my late shihtzus, and shihtzu in Chinese means Lion Dog. In this performance, the two lion dogs are playful with each other, similar to two small shihtzus, or any two dogs, playing together as well as playing with the Deans on stage.

They dance to background drumming music, and there is a large crowd surrounding the street dance performance at this Street Festival. And, like any other Street Festival, there are vendor booths in the background, where many businesses, college clubs, and college activities promote their product/service, give out free samples, and entertain the public.

When I went on my YouTube page, I noticed that two of the videos had background music with copyright issues. So, I decided to removes these two songs, even though I probably won't get that much views anyway. I think it takes a day for them to remove it.

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#2 Chinese New Year 2018 Year of the Dog Event

It was a windy afternoon, on Monday, February 12th, when I took a stroll to the UCI campus to check out the Lunar New Year Street Festival. Although I had arrived there early because I thought it started at noon, I had decided to browse around on the campus, checking out the Vendor Week event and buy a Cappuccino at UCI's Starbucks. I noticed that many areas has changed, which included the Starbucks coffee shop, because it looked like study hall, where students can buy coffee and food as they study. Then, by 3pm, I walked to the Street Festival area, where I noticed people were starting to come to the event. By 3:30 pm, It became quite crowded, and that is when I decided to do this video.

1 point

#3 Chinese New Year 2018, Year of the Dog Celebration Part 1

In this video, I recorded Chinese drummers performing at the Year of the Dog Chinese New Year event.

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#4 Chinese New Year 2018 Year of the Dog, Part 2

Chinese music and dancing entertain the crowd at the Street Festival.

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#5 Chinese Lunar New Year 2018, Year of the Dog, Part 3

As I walk through the Street Festival, I check out different activities in the areas, from dancing and music to games, photography, art, and booth samples.

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#6 Postcards from a Street Festival 2018

Postcards from a Street Festival 2018 are some snapshots from the Lunar New Year 2018, Year of the Dog event. It is my video album for this event, where I can share memories of this event with others.

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Written by Fifi Leigh

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