This week there was a huge referendum in the province of Catalonia (of which Barcelona is the capitol) to make Catalonia a separate country from the rest of Spain. Locals hit the polls on Sunday to vote on the issue. To sway the young constituents to vote “yes” on the matter, the city of Sant Cugat had an “Independencia para Catalunya” concert/party — right in front of the house I‘m staying at. I had planned on getting some sleep that night being that I hadn‘t gotten a good night‘s sleep in at least a week, but the city of Sant Cugat had different plans. You know what they say: if you can’t beat em’, join em’. I rocked out with the locals for a couple of hours, then took two steps and I was home. In the end there was a 25% turnout at the polls and 94% of those who voted were pro-independence. The only thing is that the outcome has no legal standing, Catalonia just wanted to prove a point.