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Remarkable Stories from a Spanish Bar

For you to enjoy the unbelievable stories and unforgettable characters of a Spanish Bar! Some so outrageous that you couldn't make them up !

The Water Fiesta
18 June 2013 @ 11:19

 I would like to apologise for the amount of time I haven't written.

The last few months have been extremely difficult for me, due to the sudden death of my Father. 
I have spend a large amount of time in England and struggled to get my head round writing, however I am now finding a new kind of normal and that includes sharing with you our incredible journey. Please continue to be patient with me and I will do my best to entertain you.
Thank you for your continuing support.
Okay today I will start by building a picture of arguable the most important fiesta for 'El Bar la Picinia' (the swimming pool bar)
San Juan
The fiesta of water.
The first year in the bar we didn't really get it. The swimming pool had not been cleaned and therefore wasn't open.
We had a number of customers come down looking for a party, wanting to know where the live music and sardines where. We had neither.
For us it was a non event a weekend just like the rest, but a decision was made that night which lead to some amazing parties for the following years.
The second year
We ensured the pool would be open, mainly by continually nagging the town hall. A water fiesta, the pool needs to be open, that is what the town want and the second year they got it.
We brought a huge amount of Sardines cooked on the BBQ and had live music. A good night was had by all, ending with everyone jumping in the pool at 12pm to wash away the sins of the year.
The third year 
The third was amazing, really amazing.
Again we had made sure the pool was open. Posters had been placed in every shop in town and further afield, on every tree and we were ready. Or so we thought.
We had a English band, well a mix of a couple of bands, mainly English playing together. The music was great rock and roll and they went down a storm.
We quickly ran out of Sardines and were so so busy, about 120 people, that friends who where on holiday jumped in to help. An amazing regular Chrisy fixed herself by the sink as we were running out of plates and cutlery.
It was just amazing, we could not have hoped for more, the support from the town was overwhelming and the help our friends gave, priceless.
At 12.00 people started jumping in the pool, my daughters were slightly shocked by the skinny dipping, as was I with so many people about, but the skinny dippers where having so much fun, they really didn't care who saw them !
The fourth year
After the success of the third year, we decided to really go for it. I had tried to book a  famous 'Supertramp' band called 'the logical group', they were unable to do San Juan, but came the week before, a story for another day.
We did manage to get 'Plan Bee' from Mojcar and they were good, really good. Stage set up in the car park, temporary bars around, loads of staff. We really pushed the boat out. We however had a disappointing turnout, we just covered our costs. But those who came had a brilliant time. A new bar that had opened up the hill, seemed to have done very well, all the benefits of live music but none of the work. Can't blame them, they must have thought all there Christmases had come at once.
Look up Plan Bee on  YouTube :
They really are brilliant and done us proud.
Now we have more time we are looking forward to seeing them and not having to work. We want to sit back and enjoy or maybe a little dancing.

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Bernipops said:
18 June 2013 @ 11:28

Sorry to hear about your dad. Personally I have missed your posts, enjoyed reading this one and am looking forward to the next. Welcome back.

mike said:
21 June 2013 @ 11:05

yes missed them too, keep them coming and my condolences

Roger,Janet and Garry said:
22 June 2013 @ 10:11

Yes we missed you Sam, condolences, lost Jan's mum at Christmas so know how difficult it is. Keep up the tales,we miss you and the family.

Sam said:
22 June 2013 @ 19:06

Thank you for your kind works, have many more stories that need sharing, so watch this space ! Xxxxx

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