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Running of the Bulls - New Orleans Style

Please come join us for a great photo opportunity.... AGAIN!


El Encierro: The Running of the Bulls

See last year's photos here:
http://www.meetup.com/NewOrleansPhotographers/photos/16050192

The first ever Encierro (bull run) of San Fermin in Nueva Orleans took place on Saturday, July 7th 2007 at 8am in the French Quarter of New Orleans, the same day the original Spanish event took place in Pamplona. Close to 200 participants arrived on that fateful day, and were promptly chased and "gored" by 14 "RollerBulls". Since then the festival has grown exponentially, with well over 10,000 runners and over 350 RollerBulls flooding the streets in 2011!

The Encierro of 2014 is scheduled for Saturday July 12 at precisely 8am.

The event will replicate and pay homage to the world famous Encierro of Pamplona, Spain, aka The Running of the Bulls, only our bulls are members of New Orleans’ all-female flat-track derby team the Big Easy Rollergirls and select participants from other rollerderby leagues across the country!

There will be a special guest appearance by New Orleans' own Rolling Elvi!

At precisely 8am the run will begin.

Go to the NOLAbulls.com website for more info:
http://www.nolabulls.com/


Here is the latest update on the route:
http://nolabulls.com/route/

 

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  • Kelly C.

    Great time! so good to see everyone!!

    2 · July 13, 2014

  • Deb

    It was a great experience and I look forward to next year's event.

    2 · July 13, 2014

  • William H P.

    It was another FUN year shooting the running of the bulls.l had a lot of fun seeing everybody again. Stay until 9:30am , the after race party and band where in high gear.

    2 · July 12, 2014

  • Jp

    Good event. Will return next year

    1 · July 12, 2014

  • Virginia

    Nice event and nice be with the group. Unfortunately, I had to live early. I hope in a new event soon!

    1 · July 12, 2014

  • Ming C.

    It is pretty good. Shooting some pictures. Saw some group members.

    2 · July 12, 2014

  • Sarah

    I had so much fun! It was a great experience, and I look forward to seeing everyone's images :)

    2 · July 12, 2014

  • Darrell M.

    thanks to all that came out! it was great seeing new faces and old friends! i really look forward to seeing what everyone shot. please post your fav shots, its how we learn and grow as photographers!

    2 · July 12, 2014

  • Erin 'Totsy' N.

    Wish they would move it back to the quarter since the streets have been repaired. But I had so much fun!

    2 · July 12, 2014

  • Alex T.

    Got here late =\ where is everyone? I'm on Higgins and convention

    July 12, 2014

    • Sarah

      We are right by the entrance to the parking lot where all of the participants are registering

      July 12, 2014

    • Kirt

      Where from the sugar mill right now

      July 12, 2014

  • Bryan

    Hi all,
    It looks like we will not make it back in town in time for this event, so if some of our experienced members could help others needing help, that would be great...
    Maybe: Darrell, Kirt, Bill, Martin, Vincent, Marc, Mike, etc...
    Please introduce yourselves to newcomers if you can... Have fun!

    July 10, 2014

    • Darrell M.

      Hi I'll be roaming the crowd I plan on getting there about 630. I'll be in blue jeans and a light blue tshirt. Look for the tall skinny socially awkward guy with two cameras.

      July 11, 2014

    • Kirt

      What you just described me.

      July 12, 2014

  • Ming C.

    Maybe it is a little late. How long will the event last? I saw someone mentioned about parking garage - we might need to figure out how many hours to pay the parking if no space off the street at time?
    Hopeful that will be enough off street parking.
    Also are we going to divide into group? May need a name tag for everyone?

    July 11, 2014

    • Darrell M.

      Last year I was there until about 12 I think. There are ALOT of people there lots of good photo ops

      July 11, 2014

  • Rebecca

    Bryan & I cannot attend :-( If anyone wants to step-up and help some of the new people it would be much appreciated. We often shoot from above in the parking garage on Convention Blvd. Be very careful and watch out for cars. Have a great time it is lotsa fun!

    July 11, 2014

    • Rebecca

      rub it in... i think it is a bit cooler in Alaska

      July 11, 2014

    • Kirt

      I can help out any of the new members that are in need of it,new members be sure to ask all questions that you have.

      July 11, 2014

  • belinda

    This will be my first actual attendance... I have a few questions... where do ya'll suggest we park? Is anybody wearing a sign (haha) for recognition of the group? Should I bring a tripod? How do we get to the roof parking lot as suggested below?
    Thanks everyone... looking forward to being there and actually making this one!

    July 11, 2014

    • Rebecca

      Parking is on the street get there real early.

      July 11, 2014

    • Rebecca

      No tripod, easier to move without one. The parking garage is close to the meetup corner midway down the block toward Poydras on Convention Blvd.

      1 · July 11, 2014

  • Sarah

    This is my first meet up - hooray! - and I was wondering if anyone can recommend certain lenses to bring that would be most likely used at this event (or just bring all), should I bring my tripod, etc. Thanks!

    July 10, 2014

    • Sarah

      Ok, great - thanks for the recommendations, everyone. I am more experienced with macro and landscape/nature photography, so action and people are newer ground for me!

      July 10, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      Thank you for asking the question Sarah, I'm more experienced with the same type of photography and thank you all for the replies. Looking forward to meeting you.

      July 11, 2014

  • Leonard R.

    This will be my first meet up and first time attending the run. I use to always here about it when I was a Park Ranger in the Quarter but never had to chance to go. Looking forward to seeing you all there! :)

    July 11, 2014

  • Ming C.

    This is my first time participate the group activity. Looking forward to seeing all there.

    July 11, 2014

  • Joel T.

    I will be there @ 7. I shoot roller derby for the Northshore team & will be hanging out with them and other skaters I know.

    July 11, 2014

  • William H P.

    I will be there early 6-6:30am .l will have my hat on and yellow sunglasses, waist pack with water and my camera.

    July 10, 2014

  • Alex T.

    Hey folks! Going to be my first meetup (and first running of the bulls) and excited to meet fellow photographers!!

    July 10, 2014

  • William H P.

    Sarah, I am bring my tamron[masked] lens. There will be a lot of interesting photo's to snap . Full batteries and empty cards.

    July 10, 2014

  • Virginia

    Hi all, my car recently died and I was wondering if anyone in the area of Metairie could be so kind to give me a ride Saturday morning.

    July 9, 2014

    • Virginia

      Hi Kirt, thanks to offer, that would be great!

      July 10, 2014

    • Kirt

      Ok here is my email [masked] let me know where to pick you up. I will be there at 6:30 am.

      July 10, 2014

  • Erin 'Totsy' N.

    This is my first meet up but I'm really excited because of the chaos!

    1 · July 9, 2014

  • Gloria Effin' L.

    ahhhhh! This will be my first meet up! Can't wait to meet you guys and figure out how to use my camera hahah

    July 8, 2014

  • Bill C.

    Love to attend but will hopefully be taking whale pictures in Alaska. It was a great time last year at the Running of the Bulls! I shot some fantastic pictures and know each of you did as well. Looking forward to seeing everyone's creative pictures.

    1 · May 22, 2014

    • Bonnie

      Oh fun !!!!! I wanna see your pics

      July 3, 2014

  • Bonnie

    Thought I could make this, but Alexis has a 9am appt

    July 3, 2014

  • Darrell M.

    bring it!

    1 · June 1, 2014

  • marc s f.

    Yeah, but the action starts much earlier elsewhere... Be THERE or be square...!!! This is one of the great events and photo-ops here in the FQ area...

    May 21, 2014

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