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  • The flag bearer of the Banda Sinfonica Roquetes Nou Barris Barcelona (from my limited Spanish, that translates to ‘extraordinarily talented children wearing nice suits’). They marched past me carrying instruments with Santa Eulàlia on their lips, so I followed.

    I've always wondered about the person carrying the flag. Can he play an instrument? Is he so bad the director told him to stand still and stay quiet, or is he the best and therefore gets the glory of representing the band? Is he bored? Is it heavy?

    The crowd intermingled with the band after they played. His parents were proud.
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