|The Bullring at Nuevo Laredo, Mexico|
And this is at the Bull Ring in Matamoros, Mexico |
Getcher tickets here... and better get the shady side...
|A convivial group we transported to the Corrida, five Canadians and one Yank...|
|We met these guys at the hotel and Mark, my friend and neighbor from St. Joseph, fell right in with them... Mark in the middle there|
|This is the only pic I put on from the Corrida in Matamoros... This Matador performed all the actions on horseback, as the Picador, the Banderillero, and the Matador... And it wasn't a good show and the crowd didn't like it much...|
Now this pic was in Nuevo Laredo, a different Bullring and a better show overall|
Y... yo tengo una cervesa fria en mi mano
(And... I have a cold beer in my hand)...
|And a lot bigger crowd and better arena in Nuevo Laredo|
|But back to the 'real' bullfight in Nuevo Laredo... Three Matadors on the schedule... and three bulls...|
Primero, el desfile de los combatientes del toro... |
OH! Don't speak Spanish? I said "First the Parade of the Bullfighters"
La mirada. aquí viene el toro... y él es enojado ya...|
Ooooops, did it again... What I'm sayin is "Look. here comes the bull.. and he's mad already!"
This is the mean guy... The Picador, shoves a long lance into the bull as soon as it enters the ring|
But the bull got his revenge, knocking the Picador off his horse and stomping on him...
The Gringos in the crowd got a kick out of the bull getting in a hit...
~ La Entrada de los Banderilleros ~|
- The Entrance of the Banderrileros -
|This can be as dangerous as the fighting by the Matador|
|The idea is to lean over the horns of the bull to thrust in the colorful banderillas|
|And without the benefit of the red cape to distract the bull|
|Now the Matador takes his turn at the bull...|
|There are names for the various moves with the cape, but I'm not really versed in bullfighting...|
|And the idea here is to get as close to the horns of the weakened bull by feints with the cape|
|This poor bull tired early and the crowd booed as the matador couldn't stir up any action|
|The Matador continues his moves until the bull tires and stands still...|
|And there is a phrase for this final move, the dispatch of the bull...|
~ Ahora el toro va a su recompensa final... la mesa de cena... ~|
(Now the bull goes to his final reward... the dinner table)...