we had our dinner at a quiet, little restaurant. the food was good, and it was nice to get away from the crowds. we then bought our kecak (balinese dance) performance tickets and walked over to the pura where it was being held.
these men were amazing! truly like nothing i've ever seen or heard before. they did a syncopated clicking-type chant for about 40 minutes straight. there was a man or a few men who would keep the beat, and then the rest of them just knew what noise to make to make their rich, full sound.
these men were at least as good, if not better, than the dancers (and the dancers were really good).
it was a mesmerizing experience--with the men click-chanting and the dancers performing in the center of them.
when the kecak men and dancers finished, they lit a big fire in the middle of the floor and put up a barrier between the audience and the performers.