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Fallas 2010: Duque de Calabria – 8th Place

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The Special Section monument closest to our apartment wasn’t one of the most celebrated. But Duque de Calabria’s ode to eavesdropping still had a lot of great aspects. “But Don’t Tell Anyone” was the theme, and featured two buñuelo-munching ladies as its centerpiece, engaged in their favorite occupation: gossip.

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Around them, various characters try to listen in on the goods. A waiter pouring out more coffee, a maid engaged in dusting, an old man listening in from atop a coat rack (one of their husbands?), a cat holding a mic with its tail, and a fat kid with a webcam, recording the gossip for the YouTube generation.

The ninots were good, too… highlights included a double-headed Rita and the Queen kissing a donkey (based on a real picture!). We also loved the cut-away of an entire house full of people listening in on the amorous action of one of the inhabitants.

8th place is maybe a disappointment, but a step up from their 2009 finish. Progress!

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