Since 2008, Barcelona has hosted Harley Days – the biggest urban event of the Harley Davidson brand in Europe. It lasts a weekend and takes place at Plaza España, near Montjuic Fairground. Harley Davison enthusiasts come from all over the world to participate, and over a million tourists come to watch the free event. Yes, you heard right – it’s free.
I nipped along on Saturday afternoon for this year’s event (Friday 3rd-Sunday 5th July 2015.) Temperatures hit the late nineties. With skin as pure as the driven snow, I barbecued nicely under the watchful eye of the sun. (And that was with factor fifty sun-blocker.) I posed for photographs as I sat on a Harley Davidson which was far bigger than anything I could ever handle.
And it was free (sorry, just love that word.)
There were motorbikes for sale and all the gear that went with it. And of course, no event would be complete without some tacky souvenirs. So I bought a SONS OF ANARCHY Tee shirt! Well, you’ve got to, haven’t you?
I doubt the local chapter of the Hell’s Angels will be quaking in their boots!
Afterwards, I watched a female rock singer called Clara Plath. She was really, really good. Listen to her songs on the internet – I’m sure you won’t be disappointed.
On Sunday was the big parade of bikes – all sizes, some custom-built. Well worth watching, despite the noise. Here are some photos.
Hope to see you there next year.
Clara Plath (worth listening to)