After taking a stroll through Jerez de la Frontera, the Andalusian city where we are staying at the moment, we wanted to have a drink. We sat down on a simple terrace, which in Spain means: some tables and chairs casually placed on the street. Peacefully we enjoyed our glass of vino tinto and queso manchego.
This peace, however, was disturbed after a while.. A group of slightly older people next to us suddenly decided it was time for some music. A man took his guitar and started playing and singing Flamenco songs. People around them enthusiastically started to sing and clap along. Some moments later the party really started when two ladies, who passed by, by chance, started to dance Flamenco.
It looked great and it attracted a big audience on the street; people just had to stop and enjoy this happening. And when the singer came to ask for a little reward, everybody was more than willing to give it. I completely loved it and I think, from my foreign point of view, that we could say that this was a very typical occurence in Andalusia, where Flamenco has a great importance in daily life.