Spaniards love group activities and gay marriage so it seems entirely reasonable that the “warriors” attending the annual La Tomatina would have no problem getting nearly naked and wrestling around in the end-of-summer pulpfest with forty-thousand of their closest friends.
“‘Throwing tomatoes is ‘wonderful for getting rid of stress,’ said Pilar Garrigues, culture councillor in the eastern town of Bunol, where the festival known as La Tomatina started spontaneously six decades ago. Five lorries dumped more than 110 tons of mushy tomatoes in the town centre. By the time the one-hour battle was over, the streets were filled with tomato-covered participants ankle-deep in tomatoes between splattered houses. Partipants rushed to use the 500 showers prepared for the purpose..”
Forty thousand Spaniards attend giant tomato fight [monsters and critics]