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Tamborrada: The Beat of a Basque Drum

Napoleonic soldiers and pot-bellied chefs storm the streets of San Sebastian, Spain for a massive showdown – a city-wide drum battle called the Tamborrada. But what’s with the costumes and why are locals so stoked about this fiesta?

Before we crack open our beers, we hear the stories from the city’s darkest days and learn why so many people are proud to be from San Sebastian.