Different cities of Brazil have their own way of celebrating this festival, however, the most famous carnival is that of Rio De Janeiro. Also on tap are popular itinerant street parties called blocos, and chic, high-gloss costumed balls called bailes. Non-Carnival-related commerce and industry in Rio completely shut down for the fun, so there is no escape from the intense debauchery. Thousands of people throng the Sambadrome stadium in the city, often wearing masks and colorful costumes, they dance to the beats of drums and music, Samba being the most prevalent form of dancing here. Rio's Carnival is heavily influenced by the favelas, as its residents are often members of local samba schools and participate extensively in group performances. Every neighborhood in the city has its own street band, with more than bands participating in the revelry.
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The beat of the drums resonates down the streets of Rio every year for three weeks. Known as one of the greatest parties on the planet, millions of people dance and celebrate to Brazilian music. By definition, it is a carnal holiday with a lack of real authority. Thieves are so common in the crowds that people have taken to buying cheap phones to take out to the street parties in case they get robbed. There is no shame or punishment for peeing in the streets — for men or women. Flowerbeds and plants that are nurtured all year long are stepped on and destroyed.