Santa Monica, California
June 26, 2001
The music festival kicked off on Thursday night at Place Nueve. We listened to a Serbian band play, but it was so crowded we couldn't actually see them. People had climbed to the top of the Conservatory to get a better view, but were quickly shooed off by the police.
Bands played from the afternoon until about 1 or 2 am. There was a wide variety of music -- rock, rap, jazz, swing, ethnic, etc. While there were tons of people milling about, no one really reacted to the music and most people either just stood or sat and listened rather than danced to it! A bit surprising, but I've heard that the Swiss can be pretty conversative. That didn't prevent us from dancing the night away though.
Definitely a good time!
From journal Living in Geneva