There are municipalities in Mallorca which are more associated with the January Sant Antoni fiestas than others. Manacor is one of them. Central to its celebrations are the singing of the “goigs” (songs of joy, if you like) in honour of Sant Antoni and the dancing of the demons and the saint. The Manacor demons are not the rampaging, fire-spitting variety. They are in keeping with the much longer tradition of the figure of the demon. So when the Grand Demon finds himself embroiled in a controversy, you can imagine that the foundations of that tradition are shaken. Which is what happened five years ago.