La Fête de la Musique

The first day of summer is celebrated by la fête de la musique everywhere in France. Big cities have huge outdoor celebrations for all sorts of music. The one in Paris is televised, of course.

Since I live in a suburb of Annecy, the local fête here was rather small – it was actually nothing more than one song in Arabic. That was recorded. And lasted for four hours.

David told me the music traditionally doesn’t stop until 6 AM. Luckily there was silence by midnight so I could attempt to sleep, but I still had a lingering feeling that I was somehow still in Egypt.

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  • ColourMeCrazy

    Ooo I love La Fête de la Musique. There’s always so much ambiance in Paris! Wish there was something like that here in Frankfurt!

  • ColourMeCrazy

    Ooo I love La Fête de la Musique. There’s always so much ambiance in Paris! Wish there was something like that here in Frankfurt!

  • ManicBlu

    Sometimes they’re great. I’ve seen some really hot bands here in my little village and as a photographer I try to get into the swing of things by having a beer and getting some blurry, nite photos. LOL

  • ManicBlu

    Sometimes they’re great. I’ve seen some really hot bands here in my little village and as a photographer I try to get into the swing of things by having a beer and getting some blurry, nite photos. LOL

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