I can't find a picture here, but the climax of it all is when the castell is finished and as high as they want it to be and then they let a small child climb all the way up.
Start the hating!
ETA: Found it!
@beautifulbeast: No hate from me! Lots of NY orchards won't even let kids go apple picking anymore, fearing lawsuits from injuries. That was a classic childhood memory for me, that some kids won't get to experience. We ridicule Europe for coddling its citizens with socialism, but we could learn a thing or two when it comes to raising our children to live life with a little enthusiasm, coddle-free.
I just saw a clip of this on 'World's Dumbest Dumbasses' on TruTV.
It's interesting how committed Spaniards are to finding unique ways to kill themselves.
Catalans have very different traditions than Spaniards, and none of them involve wasting food or torturing animals.
@andrewhwang: Wrong. Catalunya did prohibited bull fight but there are 2 "traditions" that are not forbidden: toro embolao (correbus) where people set bull's horns on fire and other where they make run bulls to water while they hit him.
Now in my book, that's torturing animals.
Want waste of food? Go to any local "tradition" where they throw flour and eggs each other.
@syrdax: You're wrong. These are Valencian traditions. Parts of Valencia speak Valencian, which is considered very similar to Catalan. However, Catalonia proper does not involve such festivals. Toro Embolao takes place in Godella, Valencia and Els Enfarinats in Ibi, Valencia. My husband is Catalan and lives there so he would know.
Running with bulls. Throwing tomatoes at each other from trucks. Creating people poles. Spainards need something to do.