That was also my guess; like a 'welcome back' dinner or something.
Maybe the Spanish press making a mountain out of a molehill?
As far as I know Joachim has always been a respectable and responsible person and not the party animal type.
And what can you do when they throw you a welcome back party you might not have knowledge of? He might not even have been aware of how many people there would be.
How many people are actually gonna say 'wait hang on; there are more then 15 people here; some should leave'.
You have to be an extremely strong person to dare to say something.
If I just look at myself: I work at our a family owned shop and very often customers come too close. I am completelly intimidated having to tell someone to step back or keep their distance. I try to keep my distance as much as possible myself but this week I saw my father not being able to keep his distance from customers (who were not wearing mouthmasks) and I had to step in and tell them to step away from him. I felt like I could crawl under a rock
; I know I shouldn't and they're in the wrong but still ..... .
Just saying that social pressure can be very strong.