By chance we saw this this elaborate ceremony at Prague Castle. While I have called it “The Changing of the Guard”, I am not convinced that it is since it happened around 9:25am, which is completely off-schedule. However it was quite impressive to watch.
Followed by the bikes.
I am not sure if these guys are an official paid band or just buskers, but they were there all three times I was in the Prague Castle area. They are really good and sell their CD’s as well. I bet that if you visit the castle they were be there playing their tunes.
Update: here is a photo that my friend Hugh took of them in 2002, seems like they have been there for a while.
Yesterday afternoon Lois and I went to watch Robin Auld playing live in De Waal Park. Robin has been around forever (ok since the 80′s), but he is an integral part of Cape Town musical history. We had not seen him play for ages, so it was a treat. I think we last saw him at the Masque Theatre about 2 or 3 years ago. Anyway he has a few more gigs in Cape Town before he heads back to the UK, so head on down if you can.
De Waal Park has music every two weeks or so, and the best part (aside from an excuse to go and have a picnic on the lawns under the trees) is that the concerts are free. Just arrive and enjoy the afternoon (Arno Carstens is in two weeks).
There is a band that to the best of my knowledge perform only once a year. They are called Fully Covered, and every February they play a gig at somebody’s house in Bergvliet. Hence the name of the gig “Fully Covered Garden Party”. The garden is large enough for about 400 people to spread themselves and their picnics around the lawn, and to spend a few hours listening to some great music. This is precisely what we did on Saturday evening.
This is the second time that I have gone to the Garden Party (thanks Sarah), and both times have been so much fun. I was enjoying the music (and my glass of bubbly) far too much to take many photos, but I did manage to snap off a few; strangely enough mostly of the drummer.