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It's high time to reserve your spot in the Spanish Festival called "La Tomatina"! This is an annual event sponsored by the good folks of the smallish town of Buñol, Valencia, Spain. The crush of the crowds and the crushing tomatoes make this one of the wildest of Spanish festivals, but a lot safer than the Running of the Bulls in Pamplona. It is always held on the last Wednesday in August. Tickets for the Spanish Tomatina Festival can be purchased through the Buñol Town Council website
GUIDEPOST cover, 30 December 1988
Ed’s note: Rosenstock back to back. Below is Bonnie Rosenstock’s piece on the DANCE she loves,
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