Celebrate, Good Times, C’mon! [Update]

Getting back to what matters: celebrating our Liga win!

You can watch the celebration tour live on the official website. It starts at 19:00 BCN time, or 1pm EST.

[UPDATE] You can watch it here: http://www.fcbarcelona.cat/web/catala/locucio/btv_en_directe.html

Or here: http://www.tv3.cat/3alacarta/#/directes/TV3CAT

Witness our celebration from Deportes Cuatro:

And yes, I did find a .gif of the celebration (credit @ItsLaura10 on Twitter via barcastuff):

Our players were at the VV hotel in Barcelona last night for a celebration dinner and I’ll update the post later with pictures.

For now:

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251 Comments

  1. May 13, 2011

    OMGOMGOMG That was so awesome! I’m so gonna find that on YouTube!! 😀 😀 😀

  2. Eklavya
    May 13, 2011

    lol what did Xavi say?

  3. pilar
    May 13, 2011

    Xavi urging the crowd to cheer for Sergi

  4. May 13, 2011

    OMG! Xavi talks the mike from him and says he’s an honest player and urges the crowd to chant for him! They are giving him solidarity!

    He seems really down! 🙁

    • Nav
      May 13, 2011

      Yeah 🙁

    • Eklavya
      May 13, 2011

      Yeah, he seemed sad.

    • jordi™
      May 13, 2011

      🙁

  5. Eklavya
    May 13, 2011

    They still call Pedro, Pedrito?! 😀

  6. pilar
    May 13, 2011

    Xavi: you don’t know him (sergi). He’s a hell of a player

    • May 13, 2011

      Uh huh, I didn’t catch all of it, but that’s what he said. I hope people are feeling silly for getting on his back!

    • blitzen
      May 13, 2011

      I heart Xavi si much right now.

      • Nav
        May 13, 2011

        Tell me about it. Such a brilliant gesture, especially because Busi seemed so sad. He’s going to need his teammates to pull through this witch hunt.

      • Dani_el
        May 13, 2011

        This sadness, for me it means the unfairness of this whole situation. Now somebody tell me he can (also according to the central lechera) fake that.

  7. Dani_el
    May 13, 2011

    Abidal, Iniesta, Pedro, Pinto, Villa, speakin whole phrases in catalá! that’s remarcable!

  8. Eklavya
    May 13, 2011

    AFELLLAY!

  9. culegirl3
    May 13, 2011

    I <3 Afellay

  10. May 13, 2011

    Jeffren! Aww! He says that he’s a canterano and that these players are amazing amongst others. He’s very emotional!

  11. Eklavya
    May 13, 2011

    Jeffren also looks like he’s gonna cry.

  12. Eklavya
    May 13, 2011

    Jeffren was going to throw the mic lol

  13. Jnice
    May 13, 2011

    No Thiago or Fontas 🙁

    • caosanping
      May 13, 2011

      They are not officially 1st team players, right?

    • May 13, 2011

      No they’re there! They just haven’t said anything/

      • Jnice
        May 13, 2011

        I meant they didn’t get to speak. Boooo.

  14. pilar
    May 13, 2011

    Estiarte: i’ll tell you why, because we know how to lose, and we know how to win, because we have the best player, because now and then we score five goals, but most of all because of you. Sorry, I got a little lost in translation

  15. Nav
    May 13, 2011

    I love this team so f*n much. And I’m so so proud of Xavi for his gesture toward Busi.

    • Barcaleya
      May 13, 2011

      Yes – I feel like crying. So happy that Xavi made that gesture. And that some people stick up for unpopular ones. I just feel so bad for Busi now.

      Everyone here who doubted Busi – please write him a letter and apologize!

      • Xingxian
        May 13, 2011

        “Everyone here who doubted Busi – please write him a letter and apologize!”
        Come now, this is a time to celebrate together, not say things that might be construed as intimations of guilt!

        Quick riddle: You know what sucks about winning La Liga 3 times in a row?
        Answer: NOTHING.

      • Barcaleya
        May 13, 2011

        Intimations of guilt?

        Huh?! Sorry??

  16. May 13, 2011

    Highlights:

    By the far #1) Busi’s part where he looks very depressed and then Xavi taking the mike and telling everyone that they don’t know him, urging the crowd to chant for him. I love you so much Xavi!

    2) Abidal speaking Catalan and thanking everyone

    3) Villa singing!!!!

    4) Leo telling everyone he’ll say what he’s holding back for the 29th

    5) Peeeeeeeeeeento

    6) Afellay saying he’ll say more next year!

    7) Jeffren’s emotional speech

    • Ryan
      May 13, 2011

      Xavi told the crowd that Busi is an amazing player and never gets cheered on the field for what he does, so let’s cheer for him now – Xavi’s awesome. 😀

  17. Barka
    May 13, 2011

    Villa’s daughters are soooo cute!

    • May 13, 2011

      The world is too perfect today, I’m just going to pretend RM doesn’t exist. 😀

      • May 13, 2011

        I have now taken that stance for the 3rd time. I just had to get that out there and now they don’t exist. I’ve said what I have to say. At most, I’ll update my post.

      • Ryan
        May 13, 2011

        How can you be doing anything but watching and enjoying the party is what I’m wondering!

      • May 13, 2011

        I got it from an email and I thought it was… I was watching the party most of the time! I swear! Note the times where I’m talking to myself… 😀

      • Ryan
        May 13, 2011

        Hehe, fair enough. I think I’ll just bask in the Barca afterglow for a few more hours before checking out any other sites though. 🙂

    • Dani_el
      May 13, 2011

      This is awful…this is suppose to be a moment of celebration for this team, and EE could make this sadness part of the group today, this is just awful, “sore losers” does not begin to describe my disappointment in this whole affair.

      • Nav
        May 13, 2011

        I’m glad Pinto called them on it.

      • culegirl3
        May 13, 2011

        what’d he say???? I must have missed that part…

      • Nav
        May 13, 2011

        Nothing totally directed, but he was singing “Why? Because we are the best”, and said something about how we know how to handle losses and how to handle wins.

      • Barcaleya
        May 13, 2011

        Nav – what did Pinto say?

      • Nav
        May 13, 2011

        ^^
        Pilar translated it further up:

        ‘Estiarte: i’ll tell you why, because we know how to lose, and we know how to win, because we have the best player, because now and then we score five goals, but most of all because of you. Sorry, I got a little lost in translation’

      • Nav
        May 13, 2011

        Oops, that wasn’t Pinto, got confused!

        But he did sing “Why? Because we are the best”

      • Barcaleya
        May 13, 2011

        Thanks!

    • Helge
      May 13, 2011

      Well, I’m lost for words. EE has fallen soooo deep… but at least they are tracking back.

      But the way how they try to defend their acting is simply super pathetic!

      • Lou
        May 13, 2011

        Looks like they realize that there is no evidence and are just trying like hell to avoid a lawsuit. (While still saying that everything is Barcelona’s fault).

  18. Obii
    May 13, 2011

    What was Pinto singing!? I have no idea! It sounded like he was making fun of mou to me =/

    • pilar
      May 13, 2011

      I’ll have to watch again, but I didn’t get that impression

      • Jnice
        May 13, 2011

        Yeah, he was taking a shot at Mou.

        He said if anyone wonders WHY (por que) we’re here, it’s because we are the best.

        Then they all sang porque somos los mejores (because we’re the best).

      • Obii
        May 13, 2011

        Thanks Jnice.

        God, I had the biggest smile on my face throughout the whole thing. I cant possibly love anything more than I do this team.

        Visca Barca i Visca Cataluna!

  19. culegirl3
    May 13, 2011

    I’m sorry but to me this is THE dream team. These players don’t have a price because there isn’t enough money in this world to give them their true deserved value. Visca Barca, the greatest team that has ever existed and ever will exist.

  20. blitzen
    May 13, 2011

    Thank you to pilar for providing translations!

  21. pilar
    May 13, 2011

    Sorry for intruding like this. I’ve been following this blog for some time now, but didn’t dare to participate (for language reasons mainly). I really wanted to introduce myself properly before. I hope you don’t mind

    • May 13, 2011

      Intruding? Hell no! Welcome and please keep commenting! Your translations were boss! 😉

      • pilar
        May 13, 2011

        Thanks! 🙂

    • Lev
      May 13, 2011

      language reasons??? your english is awesome!

      GRACIES PILAR!

    • Barcaleya
      May 13, 2011

      Pilar – thanks for the translations! And welcome to the blog!

      • pilar
        May 13, 2011

        Thanks everyone. It’s been my pleasure

  22. Nav
    May 13, 2011

    CAMPION CAMPION CAMPION

  23. Vj
    May 13, 2011

    Estrella Damm it! I missed everything! Is it still going on? Links/ Highlights please! Pretty pleeease 🙁

    • PhepheSa
      May 13, 2011

      Yes pretty please.

  24. Barcaleya
    May 13, 2011

    What beautiful scenes!

    I love all the Barca children running around. I didn’t get to watch all the players speak but it was all soooo touching to me. I’m so proud of Xavi for supporting Busi.

    I just love all these players and the team. They’re so wonderful!

    Visca Barca!!! Visca Catalunya!!!

  25. Helge
    May 13, 2011

    Abidal’s children are like angels 🙂

    But which children were with Messi, at the end of the celebration round and I think it was also them who gave Messi a high five after his speech. His cousins maybe?

    • Barcaleya
      May 13, 2011

      Maybe his nephews? nieces?

      • Ryan
        May 13, 2011

        I think they were actually just other players’ kids who really liked Messi. 😀

      • Barcaleya
        May 13, 2011

        Maybe! So cute!!! Just amazing scenes.

        The cutest babies running around. Keita’s little boy saying “Barca!”

        They just seem like one big happy family. Wow.

      • Ryan
        May 13, 2011

        Yeah, that’s what Alves said btw – that Barcelona is like a big family. Makes sense after seeing everyone together like that!

      • soccermomof4
        May 13, 2011

        C’mom guys. Leo’s the biggest kid out there. Kids know who is fun. (or it could be the whole hero worship thing)

        We win for team with the cutest kids.

      • blitzen
        May 13, 2011

        Messi probably shares his Legos with them. 😀

  26. Ryan
    May 13, 2011

    Great celebration, I especially liked what Xavi and Puyol had to say. And Messi’s too!

    Visca Barca y Visca Catalunya!

    • May 13, 2011

      Ryan, it’s like you were watching this on TV. How else can you hear what they said so clearly? 😛

      • Ryan
        May 13, 2011

        I did have my headphones on, so maybe that’s why I heard everything? The announcers were repeating lots of what the players said too, as were random people with Twitter and FB on the official webpage.

        My stream was translating it into Spanish though which is good because my Catalan is really rusty. (none of my family in the States speaks Catalan to each other)

        I also liked the references to Pep’s speech last year when he said he owed everyone next (this) year. Let’s hope he can make good on his promise and win the CL!

  27. Whatever
    May 13, 2011

    We simply rock!

    • Nav
      May 13, 2011

      Hey man did you manage to get to that Espanyol game?

      • Whatever
        May 13, 2011

        Yeah, I was there. I bought the ticket in front of the stadium from someone, since I couldn’t get it in any of the “legal” places (the game was sold out). It was a great experience! 😀

  28. Liva
    May 13, 2011

    It was an amazing celebration! I don’t know, maybe it was because of all the bad stuff that has been going on recently and, thus, the effect was amplified, but, to me, it looked even more emotional than the celebrations of the 2008/2009 season. There were so many wonderful moments that it will keep me in an excellent mood for a while! I almost teared up when Xavi took the microphone to talk about Busquets – not that I could understand exactly what he said, but the idea was pretty obvious. And all those super cute Barca babies running around! And Villa singing! 😀

    I am going to need a video of this so that when I have a horrible day I can look at the celebrations and improve my mood. 😀

  29. Nav
    May 13, 2011

    And this is completely off topic and I don’t expect anyone to care but I’ve bought tickets to Barcelona and will be there in August. FUCK YEAHHHHH 😀 Just wanted to say 😀

    • culegirl3
      May 13, 2011

      Which game are you going to Nav?

    • Ryan
      May 13, 2011

      Congrats! I’m trying to arrange a trip around mid or late August myself. 😀

    • Nav
      May 13, 2011

      culegirl: I don’t know yet as the schedules aren’t published, but I’ll be in Spain for a month so I hope to catch as many games as humanely possible. Though I’ll miss out on the Supercup Barca home game against the Disgusting Empire.

      Ryan: nice! If we cross paths we should do the secret Cule handshake.

      • Ryan
        May 13, 2011

        Well, if I do manage to go and get into a game, I’ll be the guy carrying a BFB poster. 🙂

      • culegirl3
        May 13, 2011

        Ahh you’re so lucky! Take lots of pictures for us please 🙂

        I may fly out to Dallas to watch the Barcelona vs Club America game in August, hopefully at least half the squad will actually be there.

      • Barcaleya
        May 13, 2011

        Ryan – we should meet up in DC! 😀

        You’re watching the Barca-Man U game right?

      • Ryan
        May 13, 2011

        Yep! I’m trying to get my other Barca friends to buy tickets, but I’d definitely be up for a BFB contingent 😀

    • Whatever
      May 13, 2011

      Lucky you! 🙂

      I was there a few days ago and it was a blast. The weather was amazing. In August it will be even better. 🙂

  30. Whatever
    May 13, 2011

    Is Giuseppe Rossi really that good? Is he worth €30 million? Does he fit our system?

    • Diego
      May 13, 2011

      Yes, Yes, and Yes.

    • May 13, 2011

      Quickly: I don’t think so (depends on how good you think he is). Definitely not. Maybe, but still not worth it.

    • culegirl3
      May 13, 2011

      Nope he’s not worth THAT much. Maybe 10-12 million max but 30 is too much. We could do better for that kind of money or we could even buy 2 players with 30mil.

      • Jnice
        May 13, 2011

        10-12 million is a harsh valuation lol, but I think we’re all in agreement that 30m is too much.

      • culegirl3
        May 13, 2011

        Well Jnice, what value would you give him?

        I think my American bitterness probably blinds me a tad bit whenever his worth comes up so excuse me lol.

    • Lev
      May 13, 2011

      30 mil? I’d say no…but it really depends on what other players we get. I would prefer to pay 30 mil for Rossi than 15 mil for a striker who is not as good / does not have as much potential. The good thing is that I think he would be able to play all 3 forward positions, left, right and center.

  31. Diego
    May 13, 2011

    I wrote a long post and then it disappeared because I disconnected.

    In brief, I demand LINKS !! 🙁

    • May 13, 2011

      I have some, but I waiting for the Busi moment to show up first…

      • blitzen
        May 13, 2011

        Hook me up! Hook me up!

      • May 13, 2011

        I’ll make it a post. No worries. I really hope I can find the “chut de bol” part too…

      • Vj
        May 13, 2011

        This link crashed my browser. Not. My. Day!

      • Vj
        May 13, 2011

        Whoops, its fine after a restart.

  32. May 13, 2011

    New post up. Yes, Busi video was finally uploaded. Still waiting for Peento’s and the chut de bol one, but meh. It’ll have to do for now.

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