This year’s Nerja Feria appears to have been a success, despite the odd ‘rain stopped play’ situation, and could actually go down as one of the best for a few years.
The events were a bit more spread out this year: Plaza de España, the feria ground and the Balcón de Europa where there were a lot of things going on throughout the feria. The crowds in each location were good and it gave the appearance that the town was very busy and ‘buzzing’. As it generally was.
Probably better for the shops and businesses in the centre with things a bit more spread out. In addition, all the streets in the centre were adorned with lights this year.
There was certainly more variety as far as the entertainment was concerned, less of the ‘same old, same old’ of the past few years. Quite a few years in fact.
A major difference this year was that all concerts required the purchase of a ticket, usually €10, whereas in the past only those by major artists required an extra delve into the wallet. Fair enough if it boosts the quality of the acts.
The occasional drizzle, or worse, didn’t seem to dampen spirits or discourage people from joining in, as can be seen from the brollies in the picture below.