March 28, 2017
1. Sunny Paris
Henry Miller always described Paris as grey, an adjective confirmed repeatedly during my own Parisian years. Thanks to global warming and a sheer strike of luck (I'm starting to develop this theory that the pleasantness of my stay is directly proportional with mishaps of my trip somewhere), I arrived to an incredibly welcoming, unusually summer-like city.
Despite moving the festival one month early, breaking a dozen-year long tradition, Sonic Protest turned out to be truly ushering in the spring.
In the global clusterfuck following the US election, it was as if the French have finally regained their levity post 11/13, be it for a short while until the potential victory of far-right candidate Marie Le Pen becomes more than a passing joke.