Running With the Bulls Day 28

Yesturday I ran with the bulls in Pamplona, Spain. Check out what happened there the day before I did it (just to show you what I was up against.) I didn’t find out until after though. We arrived in Pamplona around 5:30 in the morning, and I ran around 8:00. At 7:00 there was still a hardcore show going on at a local bar and the street were full of people, urine, puke and filth. It was quite disgusting so it was good we only spent the day there. This week in Pamplona everyone is dressed in all white with a red bandana tied around their neck. I thought this meant everyone was running, so that gave me some more courage to go. I was wrong. Probably only 200 people or so did it, and me with all my ignorance was one of them. You start in one big mass of people and then they spread you out over the course of the run. The gun sounds and they let the big bull go, then a few seconds later they let the other 6 bulls go. People were running franticly in every direction. The few brave ones were hitting them with newspapers and everyone ran toward the stadium. You are only advised to run a part of the track so that’s all I did. Once the bulls passed safely I stopped, walked back to Rachel and then we walked over to the stadium. In the stadium, anyone can go into the area and taunt, wrestle or get gored by the bull. They let out each bull, one by one, and then it precedes to run around chasing whoever can annoy it the most. I didn’t get hurt mostly because I had no clue what was going on and I just stayed near a side and jogged happily beside the bulls, but far enough away that I had time to react. until I was tired. If I was to do it again I would have done it a bit different, but either way it was still a lot of fun. The one picture is of me, I’m rockin out the white t-shirt looking through the fence that separated the bulls and me from Rachel and the camera. See the guy between the police and the paramedics on duty. The other picture is the stadium where the crowds taunt the bull and then the bull attacks the, and hurts them. Quite hilarious actually.

running with the Bulls

Running with the Bulls

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