La Tomatina en Reno 2010 August 28 - 29.
To support the American Cancer Society and the fight against cancer, the Club Cal Neva hosted the 2nd annual La Tomatina en Reno event. Over 1,000,000 tomatoes were donated to support the cause. The tomatoes are not able to be used for food or canning. During the 2 day event, the Cal Neva closed down virginia street to host a street fair, featuring live music, entertainment, and vendors. On the 29th of August at 3:30 pm the fight began. People flocked in to the center of the 1,000,000 strong tomato pile and began to throw and smash wildly. In typical La Tomatina fashion, the tomatoes turned to a red squishy mess in under an hour. This event helped raise cancer awareness, provided funding for cancer research, and was to say the lease a total smash!
Photo by Ivy Antonowitsch