Friday June 22nd, 2012

Yesterday, June 21st, was the World Music Day. It’s the international music celebration day, and here in France it’s a very important occasion. I’m not sure what’s the case in the country you live in, but in France, and also in Lebanon, a lot of concerts take place on the streets and in restaurants and bars on that day.

So like every year, Lille was taking part of the celebrations, with several concerts planned all over the city. Unfortunately, because it was raining, all the concerts that were supposed to be performed in the open air  were cancelled (I’m not sure why they even bother planning them, since it rains all the time :P), but all the bars and pubs continued with their plans.

One restaurant had a band singing English rock songs

Another one next to it had a DJ and a percussionist

Another one, in another street, had a band singing French and American rock songs

And in order to keep the people drowned in the music all night long, even if they could not attend any concert, the city planned a few gigs inside the metro stations. Speak of love of the music!


Amateur singing in the subway station “Republique – Beaux Arts”


Of course the locals wouldn’t think of missing such an important event (and occasion to get drunk), and so, even if the weather channel predicted rain, the streets were filled with people dancing, singing, enjoying the big live party. It didn’t matter if they were working on the next day, or if the sounds were all a big cacophony of different styles and cultures coming out from different doors, the important thing was to have a good time and party all night long!

I don’t think we have seen so many people in Lille since the Braderie in September

All in all it was a nice evening, and a fine way to bid farewell to the celebrations in France. Do you agree? 🙂

See you tomorrow!

One Response to “Friday June 22nd, 2012”
  1. Magnesium says:

    Agree with the fact that rain in northern Europe is not a good enough reason to stop any kind of festivities…

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