Belen's Men in White
"There was some snickering about the name," Belen spokesman Ricardo Raimundez admits. "But there was nothing bad about the theme. The kids were just required to wear all-white to gain entry into the party."
The school administration did not organize the event, he adds. "This was put together by the student body council," Raimundez explains. "They made T-shirts and posted a promo video on YouTube." Indeed, the clip's only visual metaphor to describe the party's theme is a closeup of an illuminated lamp inside the gym.
"Some of them resembled santeros," Raimundez quips about the party attendees. But he quickly clarifies orishas weren't tied to the theme either. "It was just the theme of the night to dress in all-white like the White Party at Vizcaya," he says. "There was no double meaning or anything like that at all."
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