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The festival of San Fermín!

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    Re: The festival of San Fermín!

    So did you survive or are you currently in the hospital nursing some pretty wounds?



     
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    Re: The festival of San Fermín!

    I ran years ago - same year as an american was last killed 1995.

    But today was fun
    http://ap.google.com/article/ALeqM5gko8rTx4diPNyUS4m7K7TxDNxY9AD91P6E6O0

    Daredevils kicked off the running of the bulls Monday with a long, messy and particularly dangerous dash through the streets of Pamplona, with 13 people injured but none gored, officials said.
     
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    Re: The festival of San Fermín!

    What's up, Doc?
     
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    Re: The festival of San Fermín!

    Sounds like alot of bull. :smug:



     
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    Re: The festival of San Fermín!

    I suppose it's an experience you'll never forget.
     
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    Re: The festival of San Fermín!

    LOL - The Train ride in and out and the street Scene was incredible - I saw 3 French guys leading a Huge 4th Guy in a diaper on a dog chain and collar, Bands, Food, Drink, Smoke etc. Punks, Freaks and People having a good time.
    Parades, Processions & Party All night, Like I said It's the biggest party in Europe.
     
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    Re: The festival of San Fermín!

    I ran with the bulls two summers ago. A friend adn I were in pamplona on the weekend during the festival. No one told us how bogged down that city becomes with spanish visitors over that weekend. It was the most debauchery I'd ever seen in my life.

    I actually saw a guy wake up in a field of 75 or so passed out spaniards, pull down his pants, and deuce on another guy...and not even the clean, healthy ****s. I'm talking beer ****s, baby. Yuck.
     
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    Re: The festival of San Fermín!

    Hi Bob,

    Tried the fountain jumping yet ?

    The year I ran with the bulls, there were only a few minor injuries from Running with the Bulls. However there was a single death, and at least 3 people taken away by ambulances with broken bones from drunken fountain jumping.

    There was a cobblestone square with a fountain in the middle, and a bar on each side of the square. People got plastered, then jumped off the fountain and were meant to caught by their friends / public waiting below. Only they didn't always get caught, and smacked into the cobblestones instead.

    The fountain jumping seemed alot more dangerous than the bull running.

    Regards
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    Re: The festival of San Fermín!

    Update - Copycat event lol in NO LA - Roller girls give chase in La. version of bull run .
    http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20080712...f_the_bulls;_ylt=AmqW7JOSqbmqOaGUvnqoM_HtiBIF

    NEW ORLEANS - It's the running of the bulls, New Orleans style.

    Hundreds of men, women and children, most in white with red scarves around their waists and red bandannas around their necks, gathered outside a French Quarter bar Saturday morning to be chased down Bourbon Street by members of New Orleans' roller derby league.

    "Roller skates and a stampede through the Quarter — what could possibly go wrong?" said accountant Jason Medonia.

    The run, in its second year, featured 33 roller girls in horned helmets from teams with names like Confederacy of Punches and Crescent Wenches.

    A few minutes after the runners started, the skaters whacked their plastic bats on the street and took off. Behind them putted Elvis impersonators on motorized scooters.

    It all started last year when a friend of organizer Mickey Hanning dressed as a Spanish bull runner for Mardi Gras. Hanning thought it would be fun to get some friends together and have their wives and girlfriends chase them.

    Another friend's girlfriend suggested bringing in the roller girls, and a new tradition was born.

    latest scores at the Bull Runs in San Fermín!
    http://pantagraph.com/articles/2008/07/13/news/doc48790eb19b153408904179.txt
    http://malaysia.news.yahoo.com/ap/20080712/twl-spain-running-of-the-bulls-1be00ca.html
     

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