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. Helge
    May 13, 2011

    Messi’s too fast on the ball and in the polonaise πŸ˜€

  2. blitzen
    May 13, 2011

    Campions! Campions!

    Oe oe oeeeeee!!!!!!

  3. I’m really surprised the tv channel wrote the “despacito, despacito les rompimos el cul*to”!!!
    *LOL*

  4. outerspacedout
    May 13, 2011

    Hectored in last post, but on phone so cant copy submitted comments anyway + more related to subject of previous thread than to celebration, so wont repost it here again.

    Also I still think Barca got the short end of the stick celebrations-wise compared to what Shakhtar are getting.. πŸ™

  5. blitzen
    May 13, 2011

    barcastuff:

    Barcelona withdraw the appeal in the Pinto case and accept the 3-game ban. This means he won’t take part in the CL final. #fcblive [md]

    Good. I’m glad. It’s a shame Pinto will miss the final, but the punishment is fair IMO.

  6. Miguel
    May 13, 2011

    You guys post this yet?

    If you’d have stuck Pep Guardiola in front of a time-lapse camera over the past three years then the alarming ageing process the BarΓ§a boss has suffered would resemble the shriveling and shrinking of a recently staked vampire.

    Guardiola’s short black hair has retreated to the top of his skull and turned grey. The former fresh-faced, zest-filled manager now appears gaunt and exhausted. The air of a footballing Freddie Mercury with a very different kind of firm tackle has been replaced by a permanently fretting, frowning figure who suffers bouts of chronic back pain – a harsh reminder of the manager’s days as a player.
    http://www.football365.com/spanish_thing/0,17033,9405,00.html

    • blitzen
      May 13, 2011

      What did they say? I can’t play the sound because I’m at work.

      • Alves was speaking English and I couldn’t tell what he was saying and then Alves said “and you choot the ball to me” referencing Valdes’ part. Valdes was beside him laughing.

        This was said to the camera as they were getting on the bus. I hope someone recorded it!

    • Jnice
      May 13, 2011

      Hahaha they did. Alves just said “pass the ball to me” or something like that. I didn’t really hear what Valdes said, but he was laughing.

    • Miguel
      May 13, 2011

      Pam con el pecho y yo la paro. Β‘Ay!

  7. blitzen
    May 13, 2011

    Jnice, do you think pakman or anyone from fbtz might upload this? I’m dying here.

    • Jnice
      May 13, 2011

      Yeah, maybe someone from rojadirecta will have it. Or the dude at masiablaugrana.com

  8. Waka waka playing πŸ˜€

    And Masch, Bojan, Messi and Afellay are all sitting in the back. Messi is already drinking something πŸ˜›

  9. Pique is such a party animal. πŸ˜€

    I can imagine him performing “(s)he’s a maniac” with the sitting on the chair and the water and everything.

    • blitzen
      May 13, 2011

      Xavi is pretty low-key, though. Been there, done that. 8)

      • Lev
        May 13, 2011

        does that mean you read it and thought “mwehhh there’s not much to it” or do you simply not believe the author?

        The thought of Messi letting the fame and accolades get to him at one point or another is not so far-fetched, is it?

        • First one (I think it’s BS. Being introverted =/= being arrogant). I don’t wanna rain on the parade of this post. If it seems like I’m dismissing your comment, I’m not. I’ll just hold up on commenting on until later.

          • Lev
            May 13, 2011

            cool thnx for your reply. i didn’t mean to interrupt the parade it’s just that I’m at work and can’t watch it πŸ™

            visca barça!!!!

  10. Hey that band that has Juanjo Brau’s son on it, Suite and the one Messi and Puyol have advertised are performing now.

  11. blitzen
    May 13, 2011

    Keita really has the loveliest smile. Awww.

  12. Barcaleya
    May 13, 2011

    Soooo happy!!! Let’s celebrate!!! CAMPIONS!!!!!

    We have the cutest players πŸ˜€

  13. soccermomof4
    May 13, 2011

    Came back long enough to say Yay, us!.

    Is there anything more endearing than seeing our guys this goofy for their club?

    Is there gonna be anyone who won’t be hung over too badly to play this weekend?

    Is there anything more annoying than TV3 cutting to a Ramos interview in the middle of this?

    • soccermomof4
      May 13, 2011

      oops- inexperienced bold command user says sorry πŸ™

  14. Josep
    May 13, 2011

    ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh yesssssssssssssssss

  15. blitzen
    May 13, 2011

    Awwww Jeffren. Kind of bittersweet for him I guess, considering he only played for about 5 minutes all season.

  16. blitzen
    May 13, 2011

    Geez, Pep, you could smile a little!

  17. Helge
    May 13, 2011

    btw, anybody knows why there are two peppers on the back of the “Campions” shirts?

    • pilar
      May 13, 2011

      Hi. Catalan speaker stepping in for this one πŸ™‚
      Peppers (“pebrots” in catalan) means balls (in the male anatomic sense of the word). So, two peppers means…. well, you can guess πŸ˜‰

  18. soccermomof4
    May 13, 2011

    They are all completely $h*tfaced πŸ˜† These should be some funny comments they make at the stadium if they can still stand up by then. I hope there’s a potty on the bus at the rate they’re drinkin’.

  19. just listenin
    May 13, 2011

    We should give player ratings on drunkenness…
    I’ll start by bracketing;
    Pique 10
    Iniesta 1 (Good example for Valeria)

    I hope the recover by the weekend, it’s hard enough when you’re playing against 10 behind the ball let alone 20 from double vision

    • Helge
      May 13, 2011

      The match is in 48 hours, they surely will be sober by then πŸ™‚

      • just listenin
        May 13, 2011

        One can only hope, provided the party ends promptly. It took them a while to come out, one can only assume cold showers and coffee before microphones.

    • Messi: 10 (he likes his Estrella Damm it seems πŸ˜€ )
      Pinto: 10
      Alves: N/A (hard to tell if he’s drunk on alcohol, on Red Bull or Dani just being Dani)


      Puyi: 2 (alcohol can’t handle him)
      Xavi: 2 (doesn’t seem the type to over-drink)
      Bojan: 1 (too young to drink… XD)

      • soccermomof4
        May 13, 2011

        We can also assume that Keita and The King are not drinking because their faith forbids it. So they don’t get a rating; they get gold stars for good behavior.

        Also ewwww beer, Secondly, double-ewwwww canned beer. Somebody make those men a manita!

        • Afellay as well.

          I’m under the impression those red cans are some kind of juice/soda. I may be naive in that sense, but I saw Messi with what looked like a clear glass of…something dark brown-ish (I assume that is the Estrella Damm stuff, but I dunno. Me no drink).

    • blitzen
      May 13, 2011

      Puyol 1 (captain has to make a speech)

    • ooga aga
      May 13, 2011

      funny that etoo was pilloried for that and now toda la gente lo canta

    • blitzen
      May 13, 2011

      He looked like he was actually avoiding the camera there!

  20. blitzen
    May 13, 2011

    Is it just me, or is one of the windsock guys black? πŸ˜† That’s so….appropriate! Has it always been like that?

    • just listenin
      May 13, 2011

      It appears that the windsock guy on the far right was drinking too, he kept kind of wavering and all most tumbling over.

  21. blitzen
    May 13, 2011

    Xaviiiiii!!!! When’s Xavi getting off the bus?????

  22. soccermomof4
    May 13, 2011

    I missed all this last year- I didn’t know to look for links πŸ™

  23. blitzen
    May 13, 2011

    Come on out, already! I’m only here for another hour.

  24. Dani_el
    May 13, 2011

    Where can I see it! the online version of tv3 went to the news!!! please a link!!

  25. pilar
    May 13, 2011

    Can give you a rough translation if you want. Speech about the long hard road, but with a happy ending. See you in Wembley and blah, blah, blah. Then then motto of the t-shirt: the value of having values

  26. Eklavya
    May 13, 2011

    Messi gets the loudest and longest cheer.

  27. Eklavya
    May 13, 2011

    Why the hell does the back of the shirt has 2 capsicums?

    • Helge
      May 13, 2011

      I already asked the same question… and got no answer so far πŸ™

    • zerospeak
      May 13, 2011

      It’s two peppers. It’s kind of a decent way to say the team has balls.

  28. blitzen
    May 13, 2011

    Busi loves kids, he can’t be a bad guy. πŸ˜‰

  29. Eklavya
    May 13, 2011

    Puyol is gonna speak! SOMEONE TRANSLATE!

  30. pilar
    May 13, 2011

    Puyol: we’ll give our best on the final. People will talk but we’ll continue doing what we do best:playing. He also thanked the technical staff

    • caosanping
      May 13, 2011

      Right! We answer them on the pitch!

  31. pilar
    May 13, 2011

    Guardiola greeted the people from Llorca (earthquake this week)

  32. pilar
    May 13, 2011

    Abidal thanks support. He speaks in catalan! Says it’s difficult

  33. Abi speaks Catalan ‘bon nit a tothom!”

    He thanks the sporting staff, everyone for their support to rapturous cheers: “Abi! Abi!”

  34. Miguel
    May 13, 2011

    Abidal speaking Catalan. Wow. And his little girls!

  35. pilar
    May 13, 2011

    Valdes: i’m proud to wear this colors

  36. Valdes next with his kids in tow.

    “Good night everyone. [I don’t know Catalan so I’m guessing] It’s been a tough season. [something something, he’s smiling and the crowd is cheering] Visca Catalunya (for now and ever me thinks)” He says Barca in a really high pitched and then calls Peento up!

  37. pilar
    May 13, 2011

    Pinto, LOL: if someone wonders WHY we are here, guys, let’s tell them: because we are the best (chanting)

  38. caosanping
    May 13, 2011

    Barca has so many Barca babies now. I don’t recall we have so many little ones in previous celebrations.

  39. pilar
    May 13, 2011

    Andres talks about the birth of his daughter. Says he wants to bring her the champions cup

  40. pilar
    May 13, 2011

    Messi says he’s keeping his words for the 29th

    • That’s all he needs to say. “I won’t talk now, I will talk on the pitch first and then here on the 29th” That was bomb!

  41. Helge
    May 13, 2011

    Whose two kids gave Messi a high five? πŸ˜€

  42. pilar
    May 13, 2011

    Getting repetitive. Pique also said see you on the 29th. He says he didn’t recognize Alves with his whore hat (sic)

    • Ryan
      May 13, 2011

      To be fair he also thought it might just be a professional hat, hehe.

  43. pilar
    May 13, 2011

    Alves: we’re here with our families because this club is a family

  44. Eklavya
    May 13, 2011

    Keita looks like he might break into tears 😯

  45. Eklavya
    May 13, 2011

    Keita’s son knows how to dance LOL

  46. pilar
    May 13, 2011

    Xavi urging the crowd to cheer for Sergi

  47. 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! πŸ™

  48. Eklavya
    May 13, 2011

    They still call Pedro, Pedrito?! πŸ˜€

  49. pilar
    May 13, 2011

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

    • 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!

      • 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.

  50. Dani_el
    May 13, 2011

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

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

  52. Eklavya
    May 13, 2011

    Jeffren also looks like he’s gonna cry.

  53. Eklavya
    May 13, 2011

    Jeffren was going to throw the mic lol

  54. 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

  55. 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??

  56. 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. πŸ˜€

      • 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!

          • 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… πŸ˜€

          • 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. πŸ™‚

    • 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.

        • 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.

          • 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”

    • 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).

  57. 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!

  58. 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.

  59. blitzen
    May 13, 2011

    Thank you to pilar for providing translations!

  60. 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

    • 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

  61. Vj
    May 13, 2011

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

  62. 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!!!

  63. Helge
    May 13, 2011

    Abidal’s children are like angels πŸ™‚

    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?

      • Ryan
        May 13, 2011

        I think they were actually just other players’ kids who really liked Messi. πŸ˜€

        • 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. πŸ˜€

  64. 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!

      • 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!

    • 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! πŸ˜€

  65. 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! πŸ˜€

    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. πŸ˜€

  66. 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 πŸ˜€ Just wanted to say πŸ˜€

    • Ryan
      May 13, 2011

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

    • 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. πŸ™‚

      • culegirl3
        May 13, 2011

        Ahh you’re so lucky! Take lots of pictures for us please πŸ™‚

        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! πŸ˜€

          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 πŸ˜€

    • Whatever
      May 13, 2011

      Lucky you! πŸ™‚

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

  67. Whatever
    May 13, 2011

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

    • 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.

  68. Diego
    May 13, 2011

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

    In brief, I demand LINKS !! πŸ™

  69. 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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