Here’s a good spot, maybe they won’t find us here!
Blog Guy, you write a lot about bullfighting, so you’re probably aware the new season has begun. How about giving us some behind-the-scenes stuff that most people don’t know about the tradition and pageantry of the sport?
My Spanish is very rusty, but I believe “paseillo” means walking around the ring cleaning up cigarette butts and bull poop.
That’s interesting. I wasn’t aware the matadors had to do such menial stuff.
Who else is gonna do it? When you put on funny outfits and torture animals to death for a living you’ve pretty much hit rock bottom already.
What about this other photo, with the capes?
The matadors are having a picnic. They’re looking for a good place to spread out their pink blankets where maybe the bulls won’t find them right away, so they can enjoy some tasteless flan.
Gosh, the way you describe it, it loses a lot of its romance.
Below: Spanish matadors and their assistants perform the “paseillo” before starting a bullfight at the ring.
REUTERS photos by Marcelo del Pozo