The next day we went back to the wedding itself. When the happy couples (two brothers got married on the same day) emerged they didn't seem too happy to us. I think they just don't show much emotion during the festivities. I jumped into the gift giving line and when I deposited our little gifts on the pile a little girl doused me with powder as a kind of blessing and thank you. The couple got lots of buckets. You can't have too many buckets, I guess. The string band was a lot of fun to listen to.
On one afternoon we got to see a Rom Dance on the beach. The locals, I should mention, charge a hefty fee for certain festivals and events. While the wedding was free, a festival in another village on Ambrym was $80 each to attend. The Rom Dance was $50 each. We decided it was a once in a lifetime event so we did it. It is a way during the cruising season that the villages can share their customs and earn some money.