Last night was the first night of La Festa de Gracia, and my third hostel in as many days. I met up with a guy from the West Coast and an Australian girl, and in each other, found partners in crime.
We spent the day exploring the city, sharing a good meal and conversation… and ended up spending the night amidst the chaos of La Festa. The streets are decorated with themes ranging from modern artists, to sweets, to a giant outdoor vegetable garden, and even a robots street. Earlier in the day parades of costumed peoples ran around the city dressed as members of the royal court.
Last nights´ highlights included ending up at one bar and nursing a couple drinks while Tina Turner and Phil Collins CD´s played on loop. The bartender bore an uncanny resemblance to Phil Collins… I suspect a bit of shameless self-promotion as he poured drinks.. hoping that he may someday live up to the artistry of Peter Gabriel.