5/31/11

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

16 comments:

Gorgeous Clara said...

Looks like it was a lot of fun! I definetely need to try to go next year!

Blond Panther & Louboutin... said...

very nice pics ;D


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The Fancy Teacup said...

That's super cool you snapped a photo with the lead singer from Pulp AND got to go to their concert. I love both of your dresses pictured in this post, they are so summery and pretty.

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THE ROBYN DIARIES said...

There used to be a festival in that grounds called Summercase which was AMAZING, I am guessing this was equally good! So glad you had a blast, very jealous you got to meet Jarvis! x

Anaivilo said...

Gorgeous photos! I wish I culd be there too :d I so love that white dress on you :D

Sweet Harvest Moon said...

These picture are so cool, especially the first one ;)

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Emily, Ruby Slipper Journeys said...

Woah... you met Jarvis Cocker! He was completely awesome!

Some of the fights were probably about the police crackdown on a bunch of peaceful protesters in Plaça Catalunya the day before. There's a lot of bad feeling towards them at the moment.

Jo said...

Those caves look mindblowing! I'm seriously envious of your trip!

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Laurein H said...

Zag er leuk uit, en explosions in the sky wil ik echt nog eens graag zien.
Zo lang geleden eigenlijk :)

jane said...

So now i'm gonna kill myself.
Barcelona is my favourite city of all and i hope to live there one day. Then there was this festival, about which i didn't know anything, and there was Sufjan there and, what more important Explosions in the Sky! I love this band!

I'm always left behind if it comes to information! Damn!

I'm glad you had a great time. Love the photos!

jess said...

It sounds like such great time. I'm jealous the festival sounds really awesome.

EevvaStyle said...

love your style!

quietandsmalladventures said...

ooooh you saw some of my fave bands all at one time!! btw, that album leaf song is one of my faves!! so envious, the whole fest looked amazing!

lavelle said...

I cant believe you met Jarvis - so, so jealous! Looks like you had an amazing time, I wish I'd gone, I think that I will definately go next year xx

elle said...

AHHH. it, you and jarvis (!) all look amazing. so jealous! x

Jack said...

I was there too! So many good bands and Pulp were amazing. I've got proper Jarvis jealousy. x

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