Today’s mascletà was staged by the pyrotechnic company Borredá, and from our vantage point, was kind of scary. Like War of the Worlds, or something. We got rained on by firecracker refuse and, midway through, a stray firework was shot into the crowd about 15 meters away.
The most surreal thing is that people are clapping and cheering while this is going on. Isn’t the natural response to scream and seek shelter?
Here couple of images planting of the La Merced Falla: