Better than Fair / Mejor que Regular

THE ANNUAL OCTOBER Fair in Fuengirola, Feria del Rosario, is in honor of “Our Lady of the Rosary.” Most people know it simply as the Fuengirola Fair. And after the procession of a statue of the virgin through the streets of Fuengirola to kick off the week, it becomes one big party at the fairgrounds. Dancing and music by local talent — and almost-famous talent. Food and rides. And souvenirs and handcrafts to purchase. San Geraldo and I were too lazy to catch the fireworks on opening night and we didn’t even go one evening to see the fairground lit up. But I did happen to be out one early evening and decided to pass by the fairgrounds on my way home. I was glad I did. I got to see some of the horses and carriages, as well as the traditional costumes. I missed the noise and the crowds and the parties, and that was fine with me.

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LA FERIA DE Fuengirola en octubre (o la Feria del Rosario) es en honor a “Nuestra Señora del Rosario”. Y después de la procesión de una estatua de la virgen por las calles de Fuengirola para comenzar la semana, se convierte en una gran fiesta en el recinto ferial. Baile y música de talentos locales, y talentos casi famosos. Comida y paseos. Y recuerdos y artesanías para comprar. San Geraldo y yo éramos demasiado vagos para ver los fuegos artificiales en la noche de apertura y ni siquiera fuimos una noche para ver el recinto ferial iluminado. Pero resultó que estaba fuera una tarde y decidí pasar por el recinto ferial de camino a casa. Me alegré de haberlo hecho. Pude ver algunos de los caballos y carruajes, así como los trajes tradicionales. Extrañaba el ruido y las multitudes y las fiestas, y eso estaba bien para mí.

I saw her last year in a similar outfit.
La vi el año pasado luciendo un aspecto similar.
I saw this guy at the parade before my first Fuengirola Fair in 2013, and of course I had something to say (click here).
Vi a este hombre en el desfile antes de mi primera Feria de Fuengirola en 2013, y por supuesto tenía algo que decir (haz clic aquí).

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..

18 thoughts on “Better than Fair / Mejor que Regular”

    1. David:
      That’s a job for Mistress Maddie. Some really spectacular fabrics and designs. I’ll make sure to go to the procession again next year.

    1. Jim:
      I usually really enjoy it, but just didn’t have an interest this year. I’m glad I caught at least that afternoon.

    1. Bob:
      I couldn’t believe it when I saw that woman again this year. I’m sure I have a photo somewhere of last year’s outfit.

    1. Mistress Maddie:
      You would go nuts for some of those dresses. That first was my favorite. But had I gone to the procession on the first day the fashion would have been unbelievable to see.

  1. First of all, thanks for the cheer. The beautiful, uplifting colors are marvelous. Secondly, I had the biggest laugh because of this! I imagined Maddie in all of these pretty, tight fitting frocks and sighed. I then pictured myself in the same dresses, and laughed my lack of ass off! I’d look like a pregnant bratwurst, but comely. My blues are a bit darker right now, but this helped.

    1. Deedles:
      I wish I could make every one of your days as sweet as you make ours just by saying “hi.” And you know, Maddie fills out those behinds with more than just his own I’m sure (the hips). You could build any shape you want with a bunch of silicone. As our friend Elena told us, you can’t wear those dresses without “arming” them (she was talking about the boobs).

  2. The horses and traditional costumes would be my favourite part of the fair too. Midways are all the same the world over.

    1. Debra:
      Jerry especially likes to watch the rides. But the volume of the music at night is deafening — although I was told they were required to tone it down significantly this year. If we go at night, we wear ear plugs.

    1. Cheapchick:
      We’ve got a number of friends here with horses or who go riding all the time. It’s their joy.

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