The event also appeared to centre around spraying a white, soapy foam onto random people in your immediate vicinity. I couldn’t deduce any particular guidelines about what constituted an acceptable assault — children were busily spraying an elderly gentleman in a three piece suit while teenagers battled it out between themselves. As far as we can tell, the foam simply evaporated over a short period of time so you didn’t have to worry too much about getting it on your clothes. That being said, I still noticed an angry glare from a middle-aged mother who’d taken a shot to the eyeball. It seems even some locals enjoy the tradition and others don’t as much. The spray was being sold in large bulk packs of 9 from the trunks of cars and on street corners.
The drum beats were catchy and the dancers knew how to shake! The whole production was a bit chaotic, but certainly entertaining to watch. Toward the end of the gallery here, there’s a shot of a traditional “parilla” where they serve slow-cooked meats (with lamb being a specialty). You’ll often walk by a window and suddenly feel like you’ve been transported into some kind of medieval torture dungeon with witches being burned over the fire. No worries, though. It’s just a restaurant!