Last Thursday, at eight o’clock in the morning, the last bullfight of the Festivities of San Fermín began in Pamplona. As usual for the past few days, AND P started its programming a few minutes before, visit some of the most curious points of Pamplona.
In this sense, in this last broadcast before ‘Pobre de mí’, there was a moment that conquered the public and all the members of the TVE team. One of the cameramen, in charge of following the bulls during the bullfight, specifically in the Telefónica section, went to work very elegantly, because he had to say something important to his partner: “Because that today is a very special day for me. I would like to thank everyone who gave me this opportunity to express myself, as well as my family and friends and, above all, with great affection, Marta”.
At that time, his partner Marta appeared on the screen via a video call and heard how Pascual García, TVE camera, asked her to marry him live. The public television cameraman didn’t know his girlfriend was on the other side of the screen, so the surprise was for both of them. In the end, Marta said “yes, I do” and the two starred in one of the most beautiful anecdotes of St. Fermin.
Pamplona sings ‘Pobre de mí’
Pamplona said goodbye this Friday, in the same place where they started, the Sanfermines most awaited by its neighbors after the pandemic prevented them from being held in 2020 and 2021. Different points in the old town have welcomed thousands of people to enjoy the last minutes of the official program of these evenings before untying the red scarves and sing “Pobre de mí” while red fabrics and lighted candles floated above their heads.
A crowded Plaza del Ayuntamiento and other nearby spaces, such as the Plaza del Castillo, served as scenarios to end the 2022 Sanfermines, nine uninterrupted days of celebration which at noon on July 6 triggered the chupinazo launched by former footballer Juan Carlos Unzué.
That day on the balcony of the town hall a mayor was seen with emotion and contained nerves and this evening in the same place the mayor, Enrique Maya, was seen, satisfied to have been able to recover the festivities after the break health and for the mood with which he says they passed in general, until the balance sheet is officially made tomorrow.
From “I’m still the king” to “Una chica yeyé”, everything served to maintain the tone until the last minute of the Sanfermines, when Maya announced that “the San Fermin 2022 festivities are over”. “After three years we have had wonderful parties”, he said, and recalled that “it all started here on the 6th, with this chupinazo by Juan Carlos Unzué, and now here it also ends with this Poor me. But there is no need to be sad because there is less to do until the Sanfermines of 2023″.
After the cries of “Viva San Fermín, Gora San Fermín” which closed the mayor’s speech and were chanted by all the participants, authorities, guests and citizens gathered to sing the traditional “Poor me, poor me, who San Fermín the festivities are “over”. An act that, as always, every midnight of July 14 mixes the sadness of farewell with joy, and in a few minutes makes it the “least go” for the next Sanfermines has made its way.