Friday, February 26, 2010

GRRRRROWL like a Lyon!

I couchsurfed again in Lyon, and what a delight it was chez Hélène and Chloé.
They have an Anthropologie-esque apartment (except nothing was actually from Anthropologie, but instead, everything  was unique)
 There, they offered us delicious dishes with tastes of Morocco...
 Chez elle, I also heard Karen O and the Kid's soundtrack for 
Where the Wild Things Are.
And they introduced us to Les Chansons d'Amour, a bizarre French musical. But I like the music.

 There were also beautiful promenades and tours through Lyon.
Plus, I got some adorable talons from Chloé:

And, to top it all off, I had what turned out to be one of the best nights of my of those experiences where everything just falls into place magically. Coming from Nashville, I have a strong craving for live music, but, in recent years, I have had a severe lack of concerts. I think my last purchased ticket was The Kills @ the Mercy Lounge in 2008--can that really be true? Maybe it was 2009. Anyway, in Lyon, I got to see the Tune Yards for PRIX-LIBRE @ Grrrnd Zero and the beer was on 2 euros! 

A band called The Blondettes opened for The Tune Yards. It was their first concert, so I was impressed. They were wild and fun...kind of reminded me of Deerhoof.
Also, there was Ludivine Cypher
who did the best cover of "Hit Me Baby One More Time" that I've ever heard.
 And then, we had the main act who kicked ass:
I can't even express how refreshing it was to see kickass live good music. It was energizing and restorative. 

In conclusion, I didn't want to leave Lyon, because...
It was nice to see a French big city other than Paris. Maybe I can return again for a sejour longer than 2 days. On verra...

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