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New Caledonia: Fete du Boeuf

Says Sebastien Merion from 5 Minutes en Nouvelle Caledonie:

J'ai l'impression de revenir direct des States, mais non, ce n'était que le village de Païta et sa fameuse fête du bœuf !! On s'y serait cru, ambiance chapeaux de cow-boy et musique country, il y avait un paquet de monde. Pour notre part c'était la première fois qu'on assistait à un rodéo, à vrai dire ça ne m'avait jamais attiré ce genre de show mais je voulais y aller pour faire des photos et j'ai été pris au jeu, ça m'a bien plu finalement, c'est un truc à faire. Bon, par contre, en bon végétarien que je suis, on a pas assisté à tout, genre castrage des bêtes et dégustation de testicules de taureaux ! Non, merci ;-))
Je vous ai fait une petite vidéo du rodéo et des photos bien sûr. Les taureaux de 800 kg m'ont impressionné, surtout quand ils défoncent la barrière de sécurité et que vous êtes à quelques centimètres derrière !

I feel like I am coming back from the states but no, it was only the village of Paita and its famous Fete du Boeuf [CowFest]!! You would have thought you were there though, cowboy hat ambiance and country music, there were tons of people. For us, it was the first time that we attended a rodeo. Truth be told, this type of show had never attracted me but I wanted to go to take pictures and I was hooked, I actually enjoyed it, a must-see. But I am vegetarian so we did not watch the whole thing, like castration of the animals and tasting of testicles! No thanks ;-)) I made a video of the rodeo and brought back pictures… The 800 kg bulls impress me, especially when they pierce through the security fence and you're only inches behind!”

Photo montage by Sebastien Merion.

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