Last weekend I packed my bags and headed off to St Pancras with Ricky Fabulous, DJ Modest and Kathrin de Boer, aka Belleruche.
We hopped on the Eurostar (first class – yay!), snaffled the champagne breakfast and fell out the other end in Paris.
The band had been booked to play at Machine du Moulin Rouge – a large venue under the famous windmill, surrounded by swarming tourists trying to see pretty dancing girls and tiny horses.
I hung around the streets of Paris waiting for the band to finish soundchecking:
And entertained myself by buying the world’s most expensive and tiny glass of wine:
The gig was great, though sadly cut a bit short by Kathrin’s cold – she had almost completely lost her voice by the end of the set and still had a gig the next day to think about.
Paris was a blast, and after not-quite-enough sleep we caught a taxi through the city and got the train to Rennes for the Rock’n’Solex festival. Read on for part 2…