On Tuesday night I learned that Montpellier sure knows how to party.
La Fête de la Musique, also known as World Music Day, is an annual (and international) festival held on June 21 to celebrate summer solstice.
The Centre-Ville was literally flooded with people; young students, old boppers, parents and their children. Whether amateur or professional, every narrow rue featured some type of creative performer… painter, ethnic pan-fluter in vibrant costume, death metal head-banger, acoustic jazz ensemble or DJ. The main city squares all featured live rock bands or DJs and every music genre must have been represented, on some little street corner, somewhere, like a weird mix between WOMADelaide and Stereosonic… but more!
The whole city was buzzing, except for one old lady I saw peeking from her window. She lived right above where a metal band had set up their gig. Poor thing!