His name is Axel Vidal and he is one of the unexpected stars of the second morning of the cattle festival in Pilar. A 2-year-old boy dances to the rhythm of brass bands, elevating everyone around him. He is from Peña las Migas, like his parents.
Although the atmosphere paled in comparison to Sunday’s packed house, little Axel was able to make the whole square dance to the rhythm of the music, turning an event traditionally filled with tension and emotion into a joyous celebration filled with laughter. His mother, a proud spectator, did not hesitate to record the charming moment, capturing the joy and fun that flooded the streets.
The morning was fun but also eventful, resulting in 10 treatments from Red Cross troops and two transfers to the hospital. The attacks of the cows and the incidents did not wait, with the young trimmers getting some fear and even rolling, as in the case of one who had a dangerous encounter with a cow that completely ripped the leg of his jeans.
On a work day, with most of the children at school, and a somewhat duller atmosphere in the square, the little dancer shines in the sun reminding everyone and everything that fun and happiness can be found, unexpectedly, in the most unexpected places and times and even on the most predictable non-remarkable days.
It was already in the sand and from the first hour they met many breaks and cutsin a session shared by the livestock farms of Navarré Brothers (Mora de Rubielos) and Colomer Brothers (Calanda) where the behavior of their cattle ranged from low to high.
The entrances to the traditional celebration took place in an orderly manner and, until after 8.30, the first dangerous moment was not experienced: the horseshoe with the number 53 ran a young man along the central stage, completely tearing on the leg of his jeans.