Yes, it was 1992 and Roller Hockey was a demonstration sport; Larry Bird, Magic Johnson and Michael Jordan lead the American Dream team to basketball gold; and Reebok fed us all adverts based on the Dan & Dave rivalry (Reebok’s biggest mistake since the Pump shoe). This week, I will be assuming the roles of both Dan and Dave as I head to Barcelona. I am looking forward to the Gaudí architecture, Miró museum, distance running, and showing my stuff on a topless beach in the Mediterranean Sea.
I will be there for La Festa Major de Grácia… the largest neighborhood festival in Barcelona. The streets are closed to make room for outdoor parties, decorations, fireworks, and (everybody’s favorite) human castle building. In less than 24 hours I will be diving into the Catalan wonderland and former hangout of Hemingway and Picasso.