The City Hall brass band, La Pamplonesa, surprised all and sundry with a sudden change of face. At seven o’clock in the morning, right in the middle of the early morning “Dianas” (A musical parade through the streets of Pamplona to wake up any reluctant morning risers) posed for the Kukuxumusu cameras in their transformation from musicians into bovine-musicians. Both early-morning risers as well as late-night revellers were equally... [more]
With a feminist shout of “Pamplonesas, viva Sanfermin”, the Pamplona city hall councilor, Idoia Saralegui, set off nine days of fiestas at the inaugural “chupinazo” ceremony in front of thousands of people who crowded the City Hall square and surrounding streets. Dark clouds threatened rain but it did not materialize and the ceremony went off with incident.
The fuse of the fireworks rocket failed to light at the first... [more]