11 April 2007

gReAt wEeKeNd...


I had a great weekend with Miri and some young people from Castelo Branco... Finally we hang out with more alternative people around here... even though much younger than me, but well, I love hanging out with them...people think I'm younger anyway :-) eh, eh...
They are all friends of my cousin, Paulinho :-), and most of them celebrated new year with us at the land...
Joel is studying theatre in Madeira (Portuguese Island) and came for holidays with his girlfriend Silvia...so they had the chance to play together with their band "Blue Mind" ...
they are really mind blowing for this people here who are not so used to anything alternative or "out of order"... revolution is in their hearts, and I believe they will be used here to bring something new for this generation... Lets wait and see :-) !!!!
These guys rock !!! we had so much fun at their concert on friday night in a small village, in a place like the "Club" in Povoa de Atalaia, but a bit bigger and with a stage...

We went earlier to make sound check and all that stuff, so we had plenty of time to wait till midnight till the concert started...
we had nice time just goophying around and having fun together... Me and Miri also went with Lopes to his family's house in the village and lot loaded with nice food... Miri got to know more of the portuguese culture this weekend... she sat down in many kitchen tables and ate all sorts of things :-)... That's so part of our culture :-) !!!
We went for the concert venue and they were playing "Pimba" music (that's really bad folk portuguese music), but it's good to have fun... even though I always have a hard time to try to avoid the lyrics (they really suck)...
The first band started, but they were not so good, just covers from other bands...poor guys, they're just starting... but we tried to cheer them up, singing along and "moshing"... in the end we had all of them jumping out from the stage and "body surfing" in the little crowd ... I think most of those people never saw that for real :-) so funny !!! But they seemed to enjoy...
So then they came... the goophy guys :-) ... To start, Petra, the drummer girl :-), lost a piece of her pedal :-) ... they say it's already normal for something to go wrong :-) eh, eh, Punk style...


Then they started and people really liked it... everyone was having fun and the concert went on and on... They have a great presence on stage...they're not so much looking for perfection in their music, but really having fun together :-) and they really set people free while they play... it was a cool atmosphere...we never knew when it was really over :-) ...







Miri also went on stage to sing along... she was really excited... she really misses her punk-rock friends... and she really loved these guys...

Joel on guitar and vocals, Paulo on bass, Petra on drums...

Petra was already out of the drum set and the guy from the other band came to play along :-)...nobody cared about anything anymore :-)

It was really cool !!! Thank you "Blue Mind" !!!

We slept in Paulo's little farm house, just next to my aunt's ... and we woke up late after the long night... we had "brunch" with my aunt and uncle... we went to visit another cousin in the city and then we were ready to go out again to another concert in Covilha...about one hour from there... It's crazy that most of the times we had no place to go out, and this weekend was too much...
this concert was supposed to have a punk-rock band, but they failled, so it was only Metal, which is not particularly my kind of music... none of us like it, but it was cool to be together one more time...
well, I was totally exhausted on sunday... I made a nice bath with fire and relaxed...
Fiiiiuuu !!! Maybe I am getting too old for this things :-) ...

4 comments:

Silvia said...

Dear Baba and Miri!!!
Nem imaginas as saudades que já tenho daquele fim-de-semana!! Foi mesmo sempre a abrir!
Mal posso esperar pelo verão p'ra curtir muitos outros momentos como aquele!! :D
1 abraço muito grande!
Sílvia

Joel said...

oi baba !!
Realmente esses dias foram qualquer coisa como maravilhoso né :)

tudo começou no dia antes do concerto com a nossa passagem pela comunidade hehe .... o vinho do pai da Vanda ajudou imenso na noite passada na tao bela fogueira, que já começa a fazer parte da minha vida .. LOL :)

agora fica para o verao o meu regresso, aí estarei para o que der e vier ..

os BLUE MIND agradecem o explendido momento que nos ajudaram a proporcionar ..
BEM hajam a todos

cá me despeço com um BIG BIG BIG abraço para a MIRI e para ti ;)
SAUDE

Jenelle said...

the girl on the right has my old haircut!

Petra said...

Hey Baba!
Pois, o concerto e aquele tempito lá na "quinta" foram realmente muito agradáveis ;) Espero ansiosamente por voltar a estar aí , na comunidade , pk é um belo momento que se passa ;) e ficas desde já avisada, que pró verao, mais uns concertos :D :D hihi
beijo!