The weather is not with us today.
It predicts to be a second day “pasado por agua”, as we say in Spain.
But no matter how much rain poured on us, we still made the most of it!
As our curiosity of the day, the Wanderkino, wouldn’t start until 22:30, we decided to check the music and the festival around to kill some time. It’s all so pretty and so much to see.
After our stroll around, first stop, Tomasito, which all the way from Spain, promised to be a very curious, to say the least, act.
With a full house on, Tomasitos’ flamenco-rumba got everyone around dancing and clapping along, even the Germans, who I must say aren’t very participative from what I’ve observed so far, were enjoying themselves. One of the many definitions of having “salero” could definitely be applied to Tomasito. Even his, by now famous, azalvajao leopard onsies made a short cameo, right before heaving it up a notch ACDC style on his underwear. Crazy but fun!
The following act, Icelandic trio VIO, continued the theme of the afternoon, curious bands, quite well. These guys from unpronounceable Mosfellsbær, who formed VIO this year as a musical project right before the Icelandic version of the competition Battle of the Bands, has been declared to sound like a mix of their very own Sigur Rós and Pearl Jam, I agree. These Nordics know how to mix and win! VIO is great for a rainy evening with a cup of tea (or if you’re like me, hot cocoa), a good book and a blanket! Winter mood music!
After Tomasito and VIO we planned to head down to Baronesse (Bremer Eins) Zelt for something a bit different. Unfortunately, due to a severe weather warning everything at the Breminale got cancelled (at least temporarily), which meant the end of our Breminale adventures for the day.
And I really feel for the people who waited for hours to see Andreas Bourani in concert. It must have been a long wait for you guys. I hope it took place.
Despite the warning, the guys from the Wanderkino were preparing their set.
For me it was already very late, and I couldn’t stay to enjoy the experience (I was by bike and wanted to be home by the time the storm hit, if it did) but just the setting was worth seeing!
What exactly is a Wanderkino may you ask…well it’s a project started in 1999 (yes, yes, about 15 years ago!) that involves an old firetruck, the summer months, old films, violin (Gunthard Stephan) and piano (Tobias Rank) live music, and a lot of travelling around. Wonderful idea, isn’t it!? This brilliant project started in the streets of Leipzig more than a decade ago.
So, hope you had a lovely Thursday and now it’s time for me to get some work done before (hopefully) head down to the Osterdeich for a day three adventure.
P.S. Music tip of the day: Maxim and his urban pop personal lyrics and raspy voice that gets under your skin (if you understand German of course)