Blood and sand: My dad dreamed of coming to see a bullfight at Las Ventas his whole life. And while I understand the sport is controversial and difficult, I couldn’t resist coming here. I felt my dad with me and I began to cry from the time the horns sounded the start. It was powerful, beautiful and yes, also cruel. The audience was rapt, silent at times, adoring of Diego Ventura who performed this rejones bullfight beautifully (a style of bullfighting on horseback). I’m so happy I got to see this and so happy to pay tribute to my dad in this special way.