Gypsy Concert: Friday Night in Paris
Met our friend, S, and went near the Centre Georges Pompidou for a
concert of a gypsy band in a club there. It was across the street
from a restaurant called "Au Noir" where you are completely in the
dark all the time (I've read about it in magazines--no lights
whatsoever, and you actually experience what it's like to be blind.
Weird.) We were looking for a quick bite, so wandered the nearby
streets looking for something fast, cheap and good to eat.
So we waited in line for a long, long time (in a line that never
moved) at a Lebanese place for a sandwich. We finally got fed up and
walked to the other Lebanese place across the street and made it
through their line in about 5 minutes. Good sandwiches, too.
Anyway, the concert was wonderful, the band was great (Odjila I think
was their name), it wasn't too loud, hot, or smoky, the drinks were
decently priced, and we loved the atmosphere. The crowd was good,
too--very mellow and friendly. Felt like being back in college again.
We plan to go back. Dr. B says this is the Paris he was expecting.
Not me, but I liked it anyway, so it's all good.