Now don't say I never do anything for you! Monday night I stayed up and headed out just before midnight to catch a bit of one of the Hogueras competitions on video for you. It's called "Polvora a la Nit", or "Night-time Gunpowder", and takes place on 5 consecutive nights in different neighbourhoods of town. It's basically a firecracker/fireworks competition. A night-time mascletà with fireworks added in. Lots of noise and pretty colours! :o)
Monday night's was just a few blocks from my parents' (and so close to me as well), so I bravely decided to face the rain (well, drizzle anyways) and drove over to catch the action on my cell-phone (only "video" capability I have as my camera is a wonderful DSLR -great pix, no vids!). I missed the beginning because parking was more complicated than I had originally anticipated due to the rain... but I started filming 2 blocks away and made my way as close to the barriers as possible (so jumpy images at the beginning).
Click to play! And if you're at your office you might want to turn the volume waaaaay down... ;o)
That beginning's got quite a good beat to it, wouldn't you say? My dad says he closed all the windows in the apartment (3 blocks away) and still couldn't hear the movie he was trying to watch! And the dog hid in the bathtub... :p