Q: When was the last time you stayed awake for 24 hours?
A: After college I went backpacking in Europe for about three weeks. Our final week we found out the Running of the Bulls was happening in Pamplona, so we booked a couple of the last available train tickets from France to Spain. We left from Bordeaux at (let’s say) 3PM on a Friday, transferred trains three times, helped stow away (under our seats) a couple of American frat dudes who couldn’t get train tickets, met a group of 16-year-old Mexican girls who were celebrating their high school graduations (and “loved to go dancing dancing dancing”). We arrived in Pamplona at (let’s say) 1AM Saturday morning.
Somehow, as soon as we got off our train, we ran into a guy we met back in Venice a week before. He was with a group of about five friends — all of whom had just met one another — and had JUST got kicked off a bus because a girl who was with them had tried to pee on the floor in the back (far right in photo). They had had a few drinks.
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