I am a 15 year veteran of Pamplona and the festival of SanFermin. My husband and I go every year and we always take our children with us and spend the entire 9 days of festival in Pamplona. We love the festival and love the town and the people of Pamplona and have made many friends.
We like to help newbies from other countries get the most out of their time in Pamplona and understand and enjoy the festival and the city.
If you insist on bringing a camera into this madness of the CHUPINAXCO, we suggest that you wrap your camera completely in a waterproof bag. Or, we suggest that you bring a waterproof camera, due to the huge amounts of champagne, wine, mustard, mayonnaise, eggs, or other colorful condiments and refreshments that participants throw upon each other! We suggest that you do NOT bring your favorite, expensive digital camera into these crowds - your camera will either be ruined with the above mentioned champagne, wines, mustard, etc...or, the professional pickpockets may very well add your camera to their collections of San Fermín contraband!
More info on what to expect at the CHUPINAXCO will follow in another post.