It's that time of year again!! It's August, it's the 15th and yesterday i took off into Málaga centre again for the Málaga Fair with the family.
The good thing is that everything is walking distance for me and when you're tired or had a few Cartojals - the sweet white wine that you typically drink at Málaga fair as well as of course a few beers to start with - but if you do try this guys then be careful not to mix
the both of them too much.
If you do that you'll have a rather sore head the next day!!
I got to the Plaza de Constitución maybe around half past 12 - midday and it was pretty quiet. A few people were just coming into the square
- the San Miguel tent was setup with its attractive young females behind the bar but there wasn't any music playing yet, so I decided to move on towards La Plaza de la Merced and purchase a large bottle of Cartojal and no it wasn't just for me!!
So as we approached the square we heard the sound of beating drums, there stalls selling crafts and other items such as clothes and souvenirs.
A guy I had seen before was sitting at a wheel - a car wheel - spinning it around and making little plates where he wrote your name on it and gave it to you for free. Obviously the idea was to give him a couple of coins, a great idea to make a bit of money.
So we heard the drums start up again and a crowd formed to watch a group of young people playing the drums.
As you can see in the video they were pretty amazing, with great rhythm and full of energy.
Time to move on and see what else was happening, the city was getting busier by the minute now. We carried on walking now to Calle Granada and into Plaza Carbón, hear we heard a band start up, pretty full setup with a volume which was just right for this little square.
The band played while we were there 2 songs before taking a break, they had obviously been playing there already for an hour or so.
The name of the band, a cover band is called funfiction and we heard their version of Bob Marley's - Everything's gonna be alright.
As you can see in the video below they are damn good!! Apologies for the audio, not best quality.
Erm and yeah that's me singing in the background...
Next, a change of tempo and they started up with Michael Jackson's - Billie Jean, a fantastic cover of a popular song. The guys certainly got the people singing and dancing to this one, including me. Also checkout Mr Balloon man!!
As funfiction rested, you could see the fair was livening up in the streets of Málaga, groups of people played their own music. A bunch of men were stood on tiny balconies above a bar just a few metres from where the lads were playing and the drink was going down well and the people were having a great time without being a nuisance to anyone else.
Later on after eating we journeyed back along from La Malagueta, through Muelle Uno and back to the Plaza Carbón to see what was going on and the streets
we so packed that you could hardly move. Things were getting pretty crazy!
And I was trying to fill an empty bottle from an empty barrel..... Doh!!