The Fiesta is trundling along as always.
The firework display was probably a similar length to previous years, but it was noticable that it was less spectacular than previous years (less of the really expensive huge aerial ones) - as before though, not unsurprising.
As for the rest of the event? Well, frankly it is tired. It's the same two fun-air rides as it has been for the past 10 years or so, the very loud wizzy round thing and the incredibly outdated (but slightly quaint) rodeo ride.
My honest opinion (not influenced at all by the fact that it is yards from my bedroom window!), is that it is too long. Last night being a classic example when, despite the rides belting out their music and so on, there were very few people wandering around, as was the case on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday last week.
This year the event will have run for 12 days (2 more I think than last), but in all honesty it could all have been condensed into a week and would have probably benefitted from doing so. Of course I appreciate the dates are set around the 16th (Saint's Day of our good lady), but the time may well have come for a rethink.
The local restaurants immediately opposite would agree I'm sure, as neighbours of ours, we know they are already having their worst trading year ever, and the Fiesta brings them no business - last night for example the Tapas bar had just 2 covers - me and the missus !!
As with most other things in life, it is a sign of the times.......