Barcelona / Primavera festival

Before I catch you up on the rest of my trip, I need to say that YES, this is me and my childhood crush Jarvis Cocker. ♥ Even though he was a bit less of a dreamboat than he was about 15 years back, knees definitely did get weak!

Okay. I didn't really have a chance to keep up with blogging, so let's rewind to day four of our Barcelona-trip. The festival is taking its toll and we are getting more tired, so we just take it easy during the day, seeing as we have to stay up all night (the festival ended around 6:00AM every morning)

We went to the geekiest bar I've ever seen, Bosc de les Fades: it was decorated like a fairytale-cave/forest kind of thing so obviously I was beyond excited.

Then we went to another bar. And then the beach. What a day!

Then we decided it was time to head to the festival! We saw Explosions in the Sky, who were definitely the highlight of my day and the second best thing at the whole festival, after Sufjan of course.

Other than that we saw Belle and Sebastian, Low, Fiery Furnaces, Pere Ubu, Tennis, M. Ward, Ariel Pink aaaand PULP. Seeing Pulp was extra exciting, obviously.

The next day we did EVEN LESS, but around 4PM we went to the Auditorium to see Perfume Genius. They were a bit boring but it was a nice excuse to doze off a bit in comfy chairs. The Auditorium was in such a nice building!

We met some lovely Swedish friends, funny thing was that Daniel's friend Charlotte and my friend Michela were each other's friends as well. Such a small world!

Michela is really lovely and an amazingly talented photographer, check out her website.

♥ Hottie.

Oh yeah, Michela's boyfriend Oscar is also awesome at photography.

This day we saw Fleet Foxes, The Album Leaf, Perfume Genius, The Tallest Man On Earth, Yuck, Warpaint, Za!, Mogwai, PJ Harvey and Einstürzende Neubauten.

Oh yeah, and then Barcelona won the Champions League and the whole city went crazy! We were staying at Plaza Catalunya where things got completely out of hand that night! Riots and fights and police. I don't understand why they still have to fight even though they won! We got home safe, though.

All in all it was a really awesome festival and an even more awesome trip. I really enjoyed Barcelona and I will definitely come back! The architecture was just breath-taking all around. Thank you all for your tips on where to go, it definitely made my stay more successful.

Song of the day: The Album Leaf - Always For You


Barcelona day 3

Yesterday we didn't do very much except for hanging around Barri Gotic and drinking loads of Sangria.

And then later...

Queued up for about two hours but we had the best seats in the house. During Impossible Soul we all got up and danced and it was so euphoric and there were giant balloons. And how adorable is Sufjan? I made a little video compilation of the gig!


Barcelona day one pt2 / day two

At the end of the first day we headed to the beach.

Day two
We started out with breakfast at Starbucks around the corner. Love those mugs, they're bigger than my face.
Then we went to Museu Nacional d'Art de Catalunya, which was SO beautiful! We didn't even go in, the building and the area was beautiful enough.
My dress is from Miss Patina!

After that we went on to Parc Güell.


Later we went to a mall where I planted the boy on a bench and I raided Primark.
After that we went to the beach again.

I was pretty gutted a couple of days ago when I found out that the entry to the Sufjan Stevens gigs at Primavera was gonna be decided by a ballot. I was so afraid I wasn't gonna get in, cause he is the only artist I was REALLY looking forward to seeing. But yesterday we got an e-mal saying we got in! I couldn't be happier. So tonight I'm seeing Sufjan and Flaming Lips and loads of other things. Exciting!