Although today is Thursday, I am really trying to get caught up with all my pictures and posts, so I am putting Thursday Thoughts on hold this week. Instead, I can’t resist sharing with you these strange “bull fighters” from Spain. We actually attended the same event last year. This is the bull fight where the guys do acrobatic tricks with the bull.
As we approached the arena, we spotted the cars from the street racing the night before. We didn’t get there, although we saw it the year before. The weather was looking like it may rain, so we decided to pass.
But the rain held off, so we were able to attend the bull “fight” the next night. Yes, these guys taunt the bull, but mostly in an effort to position themselves to pole vault and back flip over a charging bull.
Another act they do is to catch the bull, “tame” him and then climb up it. Here are the step by step shots.
TA-DA! At the end he stands up and the other men bow to him and and bull.
I picked up a fresh roll from the big bread bakery on the island, which was between the parked car and the arena (I swear I did not do that on purpose).
The band was there, which is an awesome part of the experience.
Here you can see the guys approaching the bull to leap over him.
This was one of their final acts. The caught the bull and “tamed” him. yes, it involved some pulling on his tail, but they brought him to the ground.
And you see him “playing” with the bull.
It is really funny event to see. I took some video too, but I seem to have the hardest time getting it to upload here, so if anyone has tips on blogger for videos, let me know. It has been trying to upload for almost an hour now.
QUESTIONS: Have you ever been to a bull fight? Any suggestions for next week’s Thursday Thoughts?