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Wednesday, August 25, 2021

Santa Cruz de Tenerife Carnival 2012

Carnival Queen in Santa Cruz de Tenerife in 2012, Carmen Gil González

Carnival Queen in Santa Cruz de Tenerife in 2012 was Carmen Gil González, with a costume entitled, "Imperio" (Empire), designed by Santi Castro and representing Zona Comercial Tranvía.

In 2012, the court was made up as follows:

  1. 1st Maid of Honour: Guacimara Afonso Martín, with a costume entitled 'Del color de la guayaba' (The color of guava), representing newspaper La Opinión de Tenerife and McDonalds and designed by Daniel Pagés.
  2. 2nd Maid of Honour: Cecilia Navarro Arteaga, with a costume entitled 'Quisiera ser' (I would like to be), representing Barbacoa Tacoronte Fiesta Canaria Carnaval and designed by Expedita Hernández.
  3. 3rd Maid of Honour: Jéssica Guardia Carrillo, with a costume entitled 'Aurora' (Dawn), representing NTM Digital and designed by David Hernández.
  4. 4th Maid of Honour: Fabiola Vera Martínez, with a costume entitled 'Siboney', representing Centro Comercial Meridiano and designed by Saliarca Creativos.

Carmen Gil González, Reina del Carnaval 2012 de Santa Cruz de Tenerife

The theme of carnival in Santa Cruz de Tenerife in 2012 was "Flower Power. The prodigious 60s". The stage was initially going to be giant, but due to lack of budget it ended up being a long panel, with sixties motifs, such as a colourful bus, peace symbols and a Vespa scooter, with two other bright coloured panels on the right and left. On stage there were also images of previous carnival queens, legends such as "Don't worry be hippy" and figures and drawings of characters in hippie costumes. The stage was also decorated with buildings in the city drawn in a psychedelic style. 

At the carnival queen gala, themes such as the arrival of man on the moon, the Vietnam War, student protests, the fight for the protection of nature and the emergence of the New Age were highlighted. These themes were mixed at the beginning of the performance in a conceptual way trying to emulate the artistic forms of that time. It was followed by a tribute to music groups and singers of the 60s, among which the Beatles stood out, with a huge yellow submarine, the Rolling Stones, with the characteristic mouth and large tongue, Fifth Dimension and Ben E. King with mythical songs performed by musicians from the islands, some of them with the lyrics changed to a more carnival tone to melodies such as, "Yellow Submarine ", "Stand by me ", "Aquarius" or "Let the Sunshine In". 

TelevisiónCanaria broadcast the Santa Cruz de Tenerife Carnival Opening Parade, for the first time in its history. 

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