GET READY! WE’RE GOING BACK TO THE 80s

Ah, the 1980s. Whether you were born in the 80s, grew up in the 80s, or never set foot in that infamous decade, hearing the term “1980s” probably makes you think of something iconic. Known as the time for big hair, acid wash jeans, and ruthless ambition, the music was the most influential of that classic decade.

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What’s On Your Summer Bucket List?

Summer isn’t over just yet. You still have time to do the things that you’ve always wanted to do. We know you have some interesting things that you want to accomplish and so do we here at Barcelona City FM. But we came across a particular summer bucket list that has been surfacing the internet.

Someone recently found a summer bucket list inside an Urban Outfitters changing room and posted it on Twitter. It is quite something, a real medley of activities.

We see this person is anticipating star gazing and camping in the back yard sit alongside taking pictures for Instagram and “getting drunk all the time”. Sounds pretty normal. But reading more into the list, the young lady wants to create a pretty adventurous summer. I wonder how far she have gotten on completing these goals. It’s also kind of funny and interesting to see that she wants to “take 8 hoe pics for Instagram’ and ‘get a boob hickey’? GIRL WHAATT???? You must really want to get CRAZY this summer. LOL!

A lot of it is very amusing, and has been reminding many others of their youth shopping for Ray Bans and going on road trips.

Some of the list has already been checked off. The author has already got ‘a little tan, decorated their room, made a summer playlist, and hooked up with Jacob. We checked in on the twitter account of the friend that posted the list and she has confirmed that her dear gal has been living life to the fullest.

We , at Barcelona City FM want to know what your summer goals are. Whether it is sitting on the beach with an ice cold mojito or skydiving out of an airplane. No summer goal is too small or too normal. As we all continue to enjoy the awesome weather and soak up the sun, be sure to LIKE us on our Facebook page and let us know what your summer bucket list consists of. 🙂 We want to hear. Maybe we’ll add it to our list.

 

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Like It or Not, Tourists are the Lifeblood of the City

Barcelona has been one of the top tourist cities in the world and is continuing to stay on that list with a rapid growth of tourist traveling to the area. But it’s not something that the citizens of Barcelona are too happy about. The city passed a law this week to curb tourism as visitors have begun to overwhelm the city and anger the local residents when trying to live their normal life. Last year, the city’s 1.6 million residents were heavily outnumbered by an estimated 32 million visitors, about half of them were just day-trippers. The new law comes after more than 25 years of relentless promotion of the city as a tourist destination, and coincides with a planned “occupation” on Saturday of La Rambla, a street that has come to symbolize what many view as the excessive and unsustainable number of visitors.

Barcelona Urban Neighborhood and a few other organizations have organized community associations under the slogan “Barcelona isn’t for sale”. The protestors are calling for an end to property speculation, which is pricing residents out of the city, and to low-wage jobs in tourist service industry.

Even though we can understand that the residents want to keep their peace of living, it is also hard to regulate tourism in a whole city. It also is not a bad thing. Think about it! The tourists that are visiting, are bringing business and revenue to the local restaurants and small company owners. That is a way to keep the city going and provide money to the business that possibly need it. In a way, tourists are helping the community. It is understood that the city may be packed, citizens may not be able to enjoy their attractions here because it is full of tourists, but it would not be realistic for the city to completely dismiss tourists from coming into the city. There are pros and cons to everything.

A few citizens that are apart of the Neighborhood Assembly for Sustainable Tourism describes the negotiation as “very frustrating”. While taking a survey the was carried out by the city, residents voted that their biggest concerns was tourists invading their privacy and living.

We will hope that in the upcoming months once the summer ends, the citizens will feel a little more comfortable with the situation. Barcelona is a beautiful city as we all want to enjoy it.

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NAKED MAN GONE WILD!!!!

We all know that crazy things happen on public city transportation from time to time. But this one takes the cake. Incidents range from people talking to themselves, people acting out, and sometimes we might see a big argument. You will raise an eyebrow or two at this new story.

It was reported that Keith Dean, 49, was riding the Metro train in Houston, but not just riding the train and minding his business… he was actually riding the metro, being fairly loud and …naked. YES, NAKED! It has been said that two police cops were called to the scene and Dean then sprayed the cops with pesticide spray. ARE YOU KIDDING ME? They aren’t roaches or ants Kevin, what are you doing?

A witness said Dean stepped off the train and proceeded to lunge at the policemen, attacking and punching them. I guess he was a little too weak for that punch because after he tried to perform knockoff boxing skills, he fell to the ground where the policemen then tasered him. Dean was arrested and taken into custody.

Ben Marquina, who recorded the incident on his mobile, said: “The cop showed a lot of restraint after getting punched like that.”

A Houston police spokesman said: “We commend these two officers for their actions in bringing a volatile situation to a safe conclusion.

“The male clearly struck our officer, who in turn used sound judgement in holding his composure and gaining control of the scene – thanks to assistance from his partner.”

Dean has been charged with two counts of assault on a public officer. His lawyer Markay Stroud argued that Dean was not acting irrationally when he appeared in court.

Things must get pretty wild over there in Houston,Texas!!

 

 

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TATTED UP GRANNY!

Tattoos are becoming more accepted in the world as a form of creativity for the body. Some say that it is a way to express and describe who you are, while some view it as a destruction of your body image. Either way you put it, people are adding these interesting symbols, pictures, and images to make a statement.

Vivien Bodycote, 59, is a grandmother that you might be surprised to see. She has a passionate love for body art and has covered her body with more than 20 tattoos of Jose Mourinho. Yes, were talking about Jose, the former professional football player and the manager of the Premier League club Manchester United. Vivien says she gets weak at the knees at the sight of Mourinho and has dedicated her whole body to him. WHAAAT? Sounds outrageous.

Tony, 76, Vivien’s husband,  has retired from working with concrete and has invested fully into Viven’s ink addiciton. He has said to have spent more than £800 of his pension on tattoos of Jose’s face for his wife’s body. THAT IS A TRUE INVESTMENT FOR SURE! I know some of you have celebrity crushes and an idol that you look up to. But how many of you would actually dedicate your entire body to this one person…PERMANENTLY?

Viven said in an interview, “I rarely go into town and not come back with another Jose tattoo. I must have 20 of just that man. He’s not just the special one, he’s the only one.” THE ONLY ONE? REALLY VIV? The price of her tattoos have varied with some being only £60 to £250. She has not even been to a football match since the 90’s, but when she attended with her father, she fell in love ever since. Just last week, she has gotten a quite large size tattoo of Jose’s face on her thigh. She has images of his faces on other parts of her body, but she said this is the biggest one yet.

A quite bazaar decision as well is that she said if Jose was to propose to her at any time, she would divorce her husband for him. That seems a little far fetched. I would feel bad if I was Tony. But hey, they might be able to come to an agreement in this situation. Let’s hope that Ms. Bodycote gets to finally meet Jose Mourinho so her dreams of meeting him can finally come to life.

Take a look at the pics below of her fantastic and extravagant art.

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Celebrating American Day with Barcelona City FM

The month of July is HERE! We’ve been soaking up the sun, enjoying rooftop parties, and having picnics and barbecues with friends. For those from America, who are far from home, we at Barcelona City FM will be celebrating the 4th of July with our mixes. Whether you call it Independence Day, Fourth of July, or USA Day, we’ve got you covered all day with classic tunes in honor of the American holiday. You do not want to miss this celebration.

On Tuesday, tune in to 107.3, the ONE AND ONLY Sound of Barcelona!

 

 

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Got Crabs???? Crabs Found on Conveyor Belt in an Airport

Passengers on a plane got a rather bizarre surprise when they turned up to collect their suitcases from the airport carousel. Most travelers are used to standing beside the conveyor belt to wait for bags to make their way off the plan. But while you might expect the load of luggage or huge musical instruments, it’s not every day you spot an infestation of crabs. WEIRD! That would freak me out. Crabs are great to eat, I would not want to see them crawling over my belongings.  The crustaceans appeared to shocked passengers, who were waiting to collect their suitcases after a flight.

  

The crabs decided to make a break for it, with one crab even managing to make it off the conveyor belt and leaping for freedom (otherwise known as the airport floor). YIKES! In the images we have found, you can see a man putting the lid back on a wooden crate that the crabs came out of, and  IT WAS FILLED WITH EVEN MORE CRABS!!! OMG!

Let’s hope he managed to get them all rounded up and to safety after their adventures through the airport.

 

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Have We Gone Too Far in Our Quests for Tans?

Coca-Cola has been reported to have many uses, but according to dermatologists, this one is the most dangerous of them all. It’s summertime and we all are in quest of receiving a beautiful bronzed look for our skin. Typically, lying on the beach under the beaming sun works just fine. For some, going to the tanning salon works as well. Clearly, they are continuing to come up with new ways to tan without really tanning in a bed or under the sun. How much more creative and weird can you get?

People are now pouring Coca-Cola on their skin to advance their tanning. Over the years, Coke has proven to be one of those drinks that are being put to other uses outside of the ‘beverage’ category. It is said to clean rust of surfaces and it apparently makes an effective toilet cleaner. These uses have now raised a question “should we therefore be putting it inside our bodies?” Yes, we may drink it, which knowing some of its possible uses may encourage us to stop. But pouring it on yourself to create a tanned look could be too far.

Allure Magazine has told their readers that if you apply this beverage to your body just like you would apply tanning lotion, it will help with the UV rays and create a bronzed look for your body. We’re not sure if that is true or not, but some of us, like myself do not want to find out. Coca-Cola contains a high number of acidic dyes and chemicals that can destroy your skin cells and seep into your skin. Sounds a bit crazy because we drink it, but think about what is happening inside your body. WOW! You never thought about that until now, right?

Would you try this new beauty technique? I sure would not. Definitely don’t want to risk the factor of pouring something that dangerous onto my body. Maybe we should all stop drinking Coca-Cola all at once? HMMMM! BUT IT’S SO TASTEY & REFRESHING OMG!

I think I will stick to drinking it with my meals rather than suggesting it to my friends as a beauty tip. Even then, I will still be thinking of what it could do to me when I ingest it. Oh well! Going for the Coca-Cola at my backyard barbeques and picnics. PSA: DO NOT POUR COCA-COLA ON YOUR BODY… WE WILL LOOK AT YOU LIKE YOU ARE CRAZY! And you will definitely be sticky. HA HA

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Barcelona Loves the 90’s

Everyone loves the 90’s!

Love The 90’s in concert is coming to Barcelona Friday July 7th! With a lineup of some of our favorite 90’s artists, we are so excited to see Gala, Vengaboys, Ace of Base, Technotronic and more.

Listen to us chat with Jordi, part of the marketing team over at Love the 90’s, about our favorite boy bands, the iconic Spice Girls, and more. Visit http://yosaliadefiestaenlos90.com/ to buy your tickets now!

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NEW SHOW ALERT!

As we continue with this great summer, we have added a new show to our radio schedule! Now, every Wednesday evening from 6pm-7pm, we will be airing Zest For Life with hosts Matthew Anello and Vesna Gino. Zest for Life will be channeling all of their listeners who are empowered & inspired to begin or continue their journey to sustainable health, nutrition and conscious living practices. The time is now to be the best you and this radio show is perfect if you are looking to do just that.

Both Vesna and Matthew will be connecting with listeners to find ALL of who they are, not just their thoughts, but also their emotional landscape, body and soul purpose, and how that has an effect on the food choices they make. They will be encouraging to push for exactly what you want in life for yourself. Matthew has written a book called The Secret to Conscious Living to awaken people on why they are here and to discover their purpose every day. How inspirational, right? We all can agree that we need a little more positivity in our life and listening to this show every Wednesday will ensure that you will find out who you are and how to begin to living life to the fullest.

We, Barcelona City FM, will be airing the show live on our website: barcelonacityfm.com . You can tune into 107.3 if you are local , and Matthew & Vesna will be recording the show on Facebook Live as well. You do not want to miss the opportunity. Zest For Life will change you in way that you can’t imagine!

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