You’ve heard of the bull run in Pamplona, Spain but did you know New Orleans has its own Running of the Bulls? It does: San Fermin en Nueva Orleans coincides every year with Pamplona’s event, and this year that’s July 10th through the 13th, 2014.
Okay, okay. So maybe New Orleans Running of the Bulls is not quite the same as the crazy, dangerous event in Spain where people actually run down an enclosed street ahead of a herd of stampeding bulls – yikes!
New Orleans’ more sensible (we think) annual reenactment of the Encierro replaces the bulls with members of the New Orleans-based, all-female, flat-track derby team, the Big Easy Rollergirls, and the “danger” involved isn’t trampling or being gored by horns but rather, a whack on the fanny with a foam-core whiffle bat.
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