MEXICALI — "You think of the bull but you do not think of the horns."
Disrespecting the danger of the horns costs young Paco his life in Ernest Hemingway's, "The Horns of the Bull."
When 22-year-old Guillermo Veloz, "El Pausado," steps into the Mexicali bullring May 6, bullfighting purists will level the same charge of disrespect against Veloz that Hemingway's character, Enrique, leveled against Paco.
Whether a cavalier attitude costs Veloz his life will be the draw for thousands of spectators expected to crowd into the Calafia Plaza de Toros in Mexicali for the second bullfighting event of the season.
Veloz, described as "flashy" and a knock-off of Mexican legend "El Pana," will be one of the highlights of the storied ring's latest showcase.