The Running of the Bulls has begun in Pamplona. Thousands of sweaty tourists have converged on the small Spanish town to eat, drink and behave like complete idiots. So far, four people have been taken to hospital, with more to come. Once restricted to men, the Festival now invites women to take part, and there is much carousing and dancing and baring of breasts, proving that women are not necessarily a civilizing force. On each day of the festival, six bulls are released to run a course through the narrow, cobbled streets of the old town. Ahead of them are the runners, who try to stay close to the bulls without falling. Sometimes they manage, sometimes they don’t. It’s supposed to be a test of courage, and an all round good time, except, of course for the bulls.
Interestingly, the Canadian guys who get tossed by the bulls are all called Gord.