Running with the Bulls '09
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June 1st, 2010 – by: NZ_josh
It’s hard to put into words the atmosphere here, people from all over the world celebrating throughout the city all wearing the same white and red traditional costume.
People fill the park, dance behind marching bands in the streets and moving disco, gather in plazas at the various live music stages and crowd into bars for sangria, calimocho and the famous pinchos. And that’s at night.
As the sky begins to lighten, heavy wooden fences are constructed for the daily bull run.
Approximately 4 minutes the whole city stopped to watched the excitement of the run!
After a heavy night after the opening ceremony the day before we finally had made it to the beginning of track. Struggling to keep ourselves awake the time slowly passes and the atmosphere in the crowd is ever changing. it is so packed, you dont even have to take your own weight.
the gates open and the mosh pit desperately disperses down the track. the rocket is let off... the bulls are out. the pace of the crowd slowly builds and the noise gradually rising helps you distinguish how much time you've got.
What a rush.
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