Tuesday, 12 April 2011

Where the streets have no name - cont

About the concert

As usual, I cannot sleep after the concert. And since I don't have my computer, I just had to grab pen and paper and write some thoughts that came to me ( I actually do that a lot, having to get up to write/draw stuff).
I guess I have much to thank that my musical cultura basicaly began with U2. Such an amazing group in so many aspects, they were so right for me. All the message they are able to pass if you're willing to listen.
It's a band I don't "fan" about (in the sense of knowing every detail about everything they ever did since they were born), but it's always there, and I never forget about. 
Never the songs won't take me to a contemplation moment, so I usually keep them for special times.
And on sunday....What a stage presence. What an absolutely gorgeous presentation. The opening by Muse was exquisite, but it is just how it is....When U2 enters the stage, you pretty much forget anything that came before them.

When they arrived on stage every single person in that crowded stadium started jumping (which was quite scary, 'cause we could feel the terrace trembling under our feet. That actually made people stop jumping after a while, although I think it's no big deal for a stadium like that. But it was scary even so).

The entire thing was great. One, Pride, Where the Streets Have no Name, I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For, City of Blinding Lights, just to name my favorites...And the Singing in the Rain, Amazing Grace and Black Bird pieces between songs.

Had to start leaving in the middle of Moment of Surrender...always gives me a sad feeling, leaving without the band having finished and said goodbye, but it was way too crowded to risk being caught by the big mass. On the brightside, I found the tour portfolios still avaiable in one of the stands on our way out. Now I'll start a little U2 box, with the one I got in 2006, the magazines and newspapers 


Opening by Muse

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Bono talking between songs

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Where the streets have no name

Today we are back from São Paulo. We went there for the Arte na Vila at Vila Madalena on saturday and sunday, and the U2 concert on sunday (wich was so great, but I'll talk about it later).

So much to teeeeeell! I didn't even know what to start with...So let's go with some of the places :]


This is at the Ô de Casa Hostel, where we stayed from friday to sunday. It was like staying at a little country house right in the middle of São Paulo.


 And right around the corner, saturday morning there was a street market. So beautiful with all the colors and weird fruits  The ones in the bowls are different types of pepper :)


This was the wall of one of the houses along the way of Vila Madalena.


 This is the patio in the house where Etno Botânica,  a natural dyeing workshop, is placed. There was a indigo dyeing demonstration, pretty cool.


 I have no idea what this pub/bar/restaurant/something is about, but it looked so preety along with the tree


Inside the city market


And last but not least...The beautiful, amazing, gigantic stage for U2 360º concert on sunday. I'll write more about that in another post (just so it won't mix everything) Oh, and that's me by the grass thing, pointing at the stage.... XD



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Tuesday, 5 April 2011

Non mi importa quanto cielo dovrò strappare

So, went to Curitiba this weekend :) And since the Curitiba Theatre Festival was taking part, we decided to pick at least one show. We saw the most amazing piece by Circo Roda, called DNA, Somos Todos Muito Iguais (DNA, We are all too much alike) at the Ópera de Arame(Wire Opera House).

And of course, on sunday morning we went to the Largo da Ordem street market. It takes place every sunday morning at Curitiba's historical center, close to a lot of art galleries and museums. You can find all sorts of things in this amazing fair, from the Drooling Horse (no, that's not the real name...it's The Memory Fountain ^ ^) right in the middle of it, amazing food and handmade everythings.

If you ever go to Curitiba, this is a must visit. If don't....well at least you can check this out. It's in portuguese, but provides amazing pics from all over the city :)



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