Thursday, July 21, 2011

Running of the Bulls in New Orleans: Dancing, Limbo, and General Madness

I've never been to the actual running of the bulls in Spain, but I'd imagine it would involve a whole lot of "Oh f*ck!" and "Somebody get that hombre to a hospital." type of moments.  There's something to be said for trading a dozen 2,000 pound animals with pointy horns for this:   

The 2011 Festival de San Fermin en Nueva Orleans had something like 400 roller derby girls released into an estimated crowd of 10,000 people.  Though probably not as dangerous as a pissed off bull, these ladies really knew how to beat some ass (literally) with their plastic baseball bats.  This year was bigger and better organized than in the past and it needs to keep going and growing.  Until we can all get to Pamplona, I'm sure there are a lot of people happy with their wiffle bat welts.     

Dancing, limbo, ...and general madness
I'm getting one of these for my back yard...
I call this picture "Impending Faceplant"
Admit it - you're aroused. 
Because bulls hate LSU...
I used to say I wanted to die in a skydiving accident as a very old man.  This takes a close second. 
"Why are all these people interrupting drum practice?"
A slightly different crop of this picture, and you'd think he was riding a real bull. 
"Someday, Timmy, you can be drunk and running from costumed girls on roller skates at 8 in the morning, too.

1 comment:

  1. These are amazing! Fantastic!Thank you!