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.
|AN OLD-FASHIONED BRIDE AND GROOM.|
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 THINK THE PINK HAIR WAS IN EXTREMELY BAD TASTE.|
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.