Tuesday, 15 November 2011
'Minyons de l’Arboç' and 'Jove de Vilafranca' end the season with nice human towers
The Diada de la Colla which Bordegassos de Vilanova organised on November 13, did not become the success the team had hoped for, but the two guest teams partly compensated for that and offered the spectators in plaça de les Cols of Vilanova i la Geltrú (Garraf) a few nice surprises.
Minyons de l’Arboç achieved the best results this day by completing 5de7, 3de7 and 4de7 plus – for the first time ever – two pillars of five levels (Pde5) built at the same time. They thereby rounded off an emotionally difficult season on a strong note.
Colla Jove Xiquets de Vilafranca completed 3de7, 4de7 and Pde5 but also presented the world of castellers with a totally new construction: 7de6 dismantled via two pillars (7de6a). However, the 5de7 - which they had hoped to build for the first time collapsed before crowning.
Bordegassos de Vilanova, finally, had managed to mobilize a lot of the team’s sporadic or former members, but this time it was of no use, since the children (la canalla) were too scared to crown the most challenging human towers. The attempts to build 2de7 and 4de8 ended in as many as four constructions dismantled before crowning (intents desmuntats) so the final result was only 3de7 and 4de7.
But as one of the senior members of the team put it: “We can’t be disappointed with these children. It’s thanks to them we have such a great season behind us, especially the second half!”
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