music scene in essy
Hello All! So we just emerged from a really cool hole in the wall--literally a little closet big enough for six people in the side of a gate--where we found the coolest little music dive. The young man working there was a classic kind of music youth with that kind of laid back attitude and complete assurance in his music repertoire. I don't want to reveal any gifts I may or my not have bought, but he was very helpful. It was incredibly striking how much he reminded me of the kind of alternative music scene in the U.S. in an ex-angsty, chill way. It was so striking just to find him in a place where, on the streets, everyone appears and conducts themselves very traditionally. Is there a limited cultural exchange? From my limited comprehension, all the locals are very accepting and even welcoming of tourists, but they seem to have thoroughly distinguished their conduct and culture. Anyways, good night. Bye mom.