Saturday, August 22, 2015


This sing-sing was organized by our tour guide, Chris Karis of PNG Frontier Adventures, in his own village. It was primarily to cater to a photography tour group. They were an obnoxious, intrusive bunch who had a sense of entitlement that treated the rest of us like uninvited interlopers. I don't believe they treated the local people with the respect they deserve, sticking a ring flash in the face of performers and telling them where to stand, and how to act. It made me fearful that when we arrived at the big sing-sing in Mt. Hagen we would be competing with a wall of paparazzi. The exception was their hired professional, Karl Grobl who was quite gracious to me, and helpful when I had a camera issue.