Tuesday, June 07, 2011

Eurotrip 2012: La Tomatina

I said I would do some articles on the places that we plan to visit during the epic trip around Europe next summer, so let's start off with an amazing festival in Valencia, Spain.


La Tomatina

A festival where participants throw tomatoes at each other!? Awesome. It is always held on the last Wednesday in August in the town of Buñol, Valencia.


It just so happens that we'll be travelling through Spain in the last week of August. It was complete coincidence too. I had no idea what time of year that La Tomatina took place, and when I stumbled across it again recently and saw the date, an idea began to form in my head...


An idea where me and my best friends in the world, surrounded by thousands of people, become French fries personified - and covered in ketchup. Pretty weird really, considering that I prefer mayonnaise on my chips.



I'm going to be pretty scared to get my camera out to take photos when I'm there, just in case it gets drenched in tomato.

40 comments:

Fang said...

Buy one of those protective plastic water-proof camera cases!

Bart said...

potentiall hot chick covered in red sauce

Zach said...

That's some hot tomato action :3

Empty said...

whoaaaa!! I hope to attend this once. Must be a killer experience :)

Kicking Rocks said...

i feel like eating some ketchup now lol

Hook Games said...

Great post.

brn said...

hahahah it seems so much fun! wish i had the chance to go the festival.

Xenototh said...

Mayo throwing would be terrible. In the hot sun? Oh man, I think I will be sick. Back to Ketchup!

Alexis said...

If you're a girl going to this be prepared to have your top ripped off. When I was in Morocco I met a few people who had just come from this and that was their experience of it. Oh, that and groping.

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D4 said...

That sounds like such ridiculous fun. I wanna go.

ironchefman said...

Haha, looks crazy fun, but your last sentence summed up my immediate thought - I would dread photographing that event!

Flodström said...

I was about to ask where all that blood came from, but then I read the text underneath :)

fabio_2007 said...

Looks like a lot of fun.

Dave said...

Ha ha its amazing how many tomatoes will get used in that festival.

Blogging Skater said...

the tomato parade looks crazy

Casually Anime said...

Looks great.

jblogger45 said...

great post!

Zombie said...

that must be one big mess to deal with!

apothecarie said...

this is so cool. I'm looking forward to hearing more about it!

OatmealStout said...

Ah, I've heard about this and seen it on TV! Looks crazy!

Leo Stahl said...

What the heck!? Strange but looks like a good day out!

ed said...

if you were to lay down, would ppl think youre dead

Shona said...

Ah! so you traveled to my home place huh? Which part of Spain! I'm so interested in your travel there :p do tell more!

AllenTesch said...

Now how in the world did this start?

Intraman said...

what the hell? Seriously, what the hell is going on here?

Dejch said...

fight with tomatos? that's better than with a water ballons :D

freightblog said...

they need more pasta there.

kxxthanxx said...

looks fun

JayPower said...

Damn this looks so fun! id love to go ;D

Dootzkie said...

Love the new outline. Also, I hate this post since I hate tomato since the smell of it gives me headache...

Solsby Kid said...

This looks crazy!

Mike said...

I would want to go to this event, but I despise tomatoes as a food.

Benji Radman said...

I was thinking that too.. You will need a tomato-proof camera!

vst.v said...

I have been there too!

Necroticism said...

Ahhhh!! I wanna experience that at least one time :D

Stuck In Syndey said...

loos like soo much fun.. nice blog header / art btw.

-DO- said...

great post, thank you for sharing

MRanthrope said...

this looks awkward and uncomfortable...but damn awesome too. Maybe if you wrap some plastic over your camera it will make it out ok?

Ephedrine said...

thats some badass tomato juice.

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