Monday, 3 August 2009

Pulgar Libre at the Southbank


This weekend saw the hotly anticipated return of Pulgar Libre. Following a dalliance with the big time (T-Mobile eat yer heart out), it was back to its populist roots at the brilliant Hide and Seek Weekender in the Royal Festival Hall. Once again it was a hard-fought contest with plenty of underhand (-thumb) behaviour and a good share of heroes and villains. The winner was a cheeky little number called Manchego, whose deft digits, seasoned ringcraft, dry wit and slightly moist palms won through. 'What price a Manchego/Paella showdown?' the crowd neglected to scream. Personally, we're hoping for a Pulgar champions' wedding. Paella and cheese? If only all celebrity unions were that appetizing.