Perhaps the one thing that has marked this year as being different from the two that preceded it, is that I haven't been to as many live concerts. I mean, it's not deliberate exactly, I've been to the ones I have been passionate about, but I haven't really been passionate about as many. I'll write about the ones I have seen as I get to it.
I have traveled though, which has kept me sane. Save for Christmas, when -ugh- I was ill, between August 08 and April 09 I didn't take a single day of holiday which, frankly, is not something I will be doing again in a hurry. It's just... not healthy.
So the top one is obviously Cape Town. I was there in April, for my birthday too, which was kind of magical, mainly because of the company I was keeping down there. Then I was in Berlin at the end of May for three days. Bit of a "new places" type adventure
Then I was in Italy, in the deep deep South: Puglia, in June. It was very... unreconstructed. Sort of how you imagine Italy - beautiful, ancient and gobsmackingly architectural in parts then a bit sort of industrial and thrown up in others... but good coffee and ice cream served everywhere, so it doesn't really matter than you might be in a ordinary bit on an ordinary day.
Jeez, loved her.
Then two weeks ago I was in Amsterdam for Pride weekend. It was wild... and so maybe that's kind of another story for another day...
Yes - that last one is the reason there's a story. Offer Nissim DJing in shirtless heaven.
I am getting a little up to date because I am off to Mallorca and Barcelona in seven days... and I want to post a few snaps as I go, of that.