Dude Looks Like a Lady

I walked over to La Perlita this afternoon to join some of the gang for a pre-Feria (the Sevilla Fair) beer. Feria will officially begin Tuesday and it continues through Sunday. As I neared La Perlita, I noticed a smartly dressed man and woman outside the bar who appeared to be a bit early for Feria. A second look told me there was something not quite right about them. The man’s pants and jacket weren’t color-coordinated, for one thing.  But I think what really gave it away was the fact that, instead of baring her neck and shoulders, the woman had a T-shirt on under her traditional dress, and the T-shirt was stretched across an overly broad back and shoulders and a slightly thick neck that needed a shave.


The happy couple were with five guys in white T-shirts imprinted with black neck ties. It was the early stages (they were still sober) of a bachelor party. The “groom” is in fact the groom who will be married tomorrow. The “bride” told me matter-of-factly, “I just liked the dress.” They happily posed for a photo after I told them I had never seen such an elegant and beautiful woman in the United States. (“Lady of Spain, I Adore You” works every time.)


I was about to sit down with my friends when I spotted another duo dressed in their traditional Feria costumes. They appeared to be in quite a rush, so I had to quickly zoom in and snap before they got too far.

It should be another interesting week in Sevilla.

Author: Moving with Mitchell

From Brooklyn, New York; to North Massapequa; back to Brooklyn; Brockport, New York; back to Brooklyn... To Boston, Massachusetts, where I met Jerry... To Marina del Rey, California; Washington, DC; New Haven and Guilford, Connecticut; San Diego, San Francisco, Palm Springs, and Santa Barbara, California; Las Vegas, Nevada; Irvine, California; Sevilla, Spain. And Fuengirola, Málaga..

24 thoughts on “Dude Looks Like a Lady”

  1. Pink hair? that's nothing. When my oldest was in her last year of high school she would come home with green, blue, beet red, fluorescent pink hair. I didn't know what to expect. And they claimed (her little gang) that it was in good taste. Go figure.
    What it looks like to me is that it was fun. And you are the fortunate one to be there to enjoy it.

  2. Raulito:
    But what color was her dress? I just don't think the pink hair goes with the yellow dress with black polka dots (especially after he so clearly coordinated the shorts, socks, and sneakers).

    But, really, I'll bet you're glad THAT phase is over.

  3. I LOVE Aerosmith!! I just do!

    Now, what the heck is going on in Sevilla!? another festival of sorts….it's never ending there! And in drag too! Please help me to figure out these Spaniards! lol
    Great post Mitch, a little of this and a little of that….

  4. Remember, Star-Kist doesn't want tunas with good taste, they want tunas that taste good. Maybe that hair is cotton candy?

  5. It will be an interesting week here on "Mitchell is Moving", with everything that's going on at Feria. Hope you reserved a seat for the lightshow on Monday or the Paseo de Caballos.

    1. Peter:
      No seat for a light show (and now I'll have to find out all about THAT)! We have been invited by a dear friend to a caseta several of the nights, which is very exciting (but we'll probably only go once because we have to dress formal for that)! I can't wait to take pictures of the horses and riders… and costumes… and rides… and festivities. Oh, it will definitely be a busy (and I hope interesting) week on "Mitchell is Moving"!

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