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Go Barça!

8 September, 2011 (04:29) | Living in Europe | By: admin

Tot el camp
es un clam
som la gent Blau Grana
Tan se val d’on venim
Si del sud o del nord
ara estem d’acord
estem d’acord
una bandera ens agermana.
Blau Grana al vent
un crit valent
tenim un nom
el sap tothom

Barça!, Barça!, Baaaarça!!!!


Although I am not a soccer fan or follower, its hard not to get caught up in the excitement of living in the city with Europe’s top soccer team. The above iPhone recording is of the lady who sold me my Barça flag, which I now hang outside when I know there’s a big game on. Why not? It definitely is a hit with the neighbors.

So in keeping with the spirit I bought Quixote a Barça jersey which turns him from a star into a superstar! When Quixote wears his Barça jersey, the paparazzi-like cameras follow.

In the following photos he makes friends with a fellow fan:

My charismatic dog makes yet another friend.

My Catalan dog. (el meu petit gos Barça)

And here’s the Catalan Barça flag I bought from the lady who sings the anthem above:

Our Barça flag, with Catalan anthem written on it.


So, although I’m not an avid follower of soccer the game, I am an avid documentarian. Last year, for example, I recorded (and blogged) the moment of the FIFA cup victory from my balcony – once I knew victory was imminent I simply turned on my Nagra and recorded the following, in which you can hear the ship horns, fireworks, general happy cacophony:

The sound of victory; Spain wins the 2010 FIFA trophy and the city is awash with celebration.