Yep, and I remember that cockfights were televised (either Saturday or Sunday afternoons) many years ago. Sort of like the 'Game of the Week' or 'Monday Night Football' except with feathers. :laugh:Hillbilly said:Is a major, major business in the DR. It is completly entwined with politics, the military and the society from top to bottom.
Every town has an arena and places like Santiago San Francisco de Macor?s, La Vega, and others, have several.
It is interesting.
That little video was great!! Looking forward to more.rafael said:I have some cockfight footage I want to post online. I shot some footage out in Monte Christi a few years back. Right now I just have a short clip that I find sort of funny. In the same room where the roosters were getting their talons put on, preparing to fight to the death. . . .were couples on "dates" dancing to bahata! I just found that funny, so I posted a very short clip.
I also have some good footage of 2 rooster owners watching their roosters fight each other and the reaction on the face of one guy when his bird was dealt the death blow. . . . .I may have to put some disclaimers on that clip once done as it is pretty darn graphic and violent.
I also shot cock fights in san cristobal ona very rainy night last years as part of "A Moment On Earth" documentary. Video crews from all over the worl all shot the same exact moment, and the film maker cut it together to show what is happening around the world at any given moment. I was given permission to use that footage and will most likely take a look and edit it into a clip in the coming weeks.
I will also try and get to the Coliseo Gallistico in SDQ. It is way more upscale than the places in the campo. Roosters arrive in Jeepetas and not carried in sacks on the back of mopeds. . . . . .club members have reserved parking spaces. teh arena has AC a bar, restaurant and VIP section. Everything is computerized and much more modern and civilized. . . . . . .until the fight starts. . . .then it is 2 chickens fighting to the death. . . . . .