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... as we knew the first official Amparito wasn't due until the following night and we thought we might miss it this year so we were as delighted as the local people when the band accompanying the monster struck up the familiar opening chords. The descent, despite her girth was stately and elegant. La Cucafera's jaws were tied up, of course but she was able to dance and rear and when she got to the bottom the princess jumped off, untied her bindings and then addressed the crowd ...
... at the top of the steps and everybody cheered. They cheered because they knew what was about to happen next and they cheered because like us they could finally stand up and give their bottoms a rest.
I’ve covered the Baixada de l’Aliga in some detail in my 2010 and 2011 blogs so I’m not going to go over old ground again. After the rest at the approximate half way point, we tagged in behind on of the bands supporting the gegants and ...
Day 9: We left Barcelona quite early this morning because today we are going to Salou. We are stopping in Salou for the day for a break from our travelling around Europe and we stayed on the beach for the day which was lovely and warm and we had lots of fun to. Our day in Salou was fun and relaxing and we are looking forward to ...
... trampled - everybody likes to pat the mule on the nose. The little girl must have been given instructions to cling on tight but she managed to maintain a beaming smile, even when the mule was rearing in the air. It looked like fun.
After the beasts, including some less formal unofficial entrants, although the cardboard box Aliga had long since been destroyed and converted into rectangular frisbees, and bands had started, we walked up the steps, away from the main ...
... our hotel balcony. The mule (always hugely popular) and the lion followed closely behind, each one with its own accompanying band.
The Tarragona Mulassa is perhaps the creature that attracts the most affection and it is huge. The Mulasetta is big too and it came down the steps, to the tune of Amparito Roca played by a band in white hats and black t-shirts who were well received by the knowledgeable crowd, with the bells on its harness jingling. The band were ...
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