Further guests, invited by Daniel Robles for Entierro de La Sardina festival, arrive around the lunchtime.
From Spain, the Tourism Manager Tomeu Fiol from Mallorca and the Marketing Manager Rayko Lorenzo Martín from Granada with their families are present. Travel journalist Nani Arenas has traveled from A Coruña. Antonio Postigo Alarcón with his son from Malaga is here. The two will broadcast the parades live on Facebook.
The longest journey had Liliana Alvarado, the university professor and marketing specialist comes from Peru.
From Belgium comes Mélissa Monaco, the author of the blog Mel Loves Travels in French language.
The Spanish YouTubers Keunam, Hermoti and River Soul complete the group. They are very popular in Spain. During the parades, they were greeted enthusiastically by visitors and asked for a selfie. Immaculada Asensio from Murcia came to support Daniel, because she speaks English well.
The delicious lunch at the Restaurante Cerveceria Ortuño was a good opportunity to get to know each other. For dessert, the wife of Tomeu surprises us with an Ensaimada, a Mallorcan specialty she brought along from Mallorca.
After the meal, we leave the group for a while, because we have an appointment on the Plaza del Cardinal Beluga with Florian Virgili in front of the cathedral. He is the owner of the agency F.V. Productions and arranged the performance of the dance group Tamba Taya from Mula Murcia at the next parade. He wanted to ask the participants of the group if they allow us to film in the cloakroom behind the scenes.
We meet Florian and some participants of Tamba Taya having coffee in front of the cathedral.
If they had not already put up their striking eye makeup, one would think of normal young women. They agree with filming their preparations.
The dance group Tamba Taya originates from Mula near Murcia and exists since 11 years. Their performances are not limited to Spain, such as Murcia, Alicante, and Cuenca. Tamba Taya has also participated in several events in France, like in Cannes and in the Normandy.
After talking for a while, we head to their dressing room, which is in a dance school.
On the way there, we see some other participants in the parade, who organize their private photo shoot and a puppet theater, which enjoys great popularity.
Arriving at the premises, we already see the mighty headdress of Tamba Taya waiting for its use.
Several persons support the young women in putting on the costumes. Some glittering stones must be re-glued, or one fastens the headdress with hair clips at the back of the head.
But there is enough time for one or other selfie while exchanging the latest news with colleagues.
As soon as most are ready, one places themselves for group pictures on a staircase. Florian seems to enjoy his role as the rooster in the yard.
We leave Tamba Taya, but we will see them again later in the parade.
At the Plaza, most groups gather already. While some rush to their groups, others practice or make music and dance.
Still, others can be persuaded to photos with the pretty young women, such as the nice Mayor of Murcia, Senor José Ballesta Germán.
But we do not have much time, because we have to find our places for the next parade.
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Disclosure: We attended the Festival Entierro de la Sardina on invitation of Daniel Robles. Thank you! All opinions are, as always, our own.
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