Wednesday, August 31, 2005

It's not what you think

These images are not of some horrible, gory mauling or anything like that. These are photos from "Tomatina", the world's largest tomato fight that happens once a year in Madrid. About 40, 000 people attended the annual event this year.

Personally, I think it looks like a blast. What a great way to relieve stress. Unfortunately, I think the man or woman in the first pic has lost the fight. They got owned!

At noon, municipal trucks dumped about 130 tons of ripe, juicy plum tomatoes at the feet of adrenaline-charged crowds in town's main square. Within minutes the area was covered in red slime, and clouds of tomato sauce filled the air.

A rocket fired from a balcony signaled the fight's end one hour later, after which giddy participants hosed each other clean. Source


At 8:06 AM, Blogger markus said...

holy shit! that looks fun!


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