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Friday Night in Paris – Time for the Noctambules…a Word from Sochi, Russia

October 9, 2015
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Noctambules

Noctambules

SOCHI, Russia – Wait, is this for real? I’m sitting in Sochi, Russia, and writing about Paris on a Friday night? Yes, it’s the Noctamubles open mic tonight on the Place Pigalle, and this is not the first time I have written about it while abroad. Basically….
another Chief at Noctambules open mic in Paris

I attended the Noctambules last Friday, and made some videos, and had another great night on the Place Pigalle in Paris with Raphaëlle’s amazing open mic at the Noctambules. I then had tons of work to do, and a priority to write a little entry about the Highlander open mic’s 9th birthday party, and so I decided to hold onto my videos and my blog post about the Noctambules open mic until today.
Julien at Noctambules open mic in Paris

In between times, I flew from Paris to Istanbul, then Istanbul to Sochi, did some complaining about not being able to bring my guitar with me on a flight for the first time in 7 years thanks to Turkish Airlines, got a bad cold, did jogging along the beach on the Black Sea in Sochi, got chased by a couple of the many thousands of stray dogs that live in Sochi, and tried to shake my cold along with my fear.
SOCHI, RUSSIA - FEBRUARY 03: A stray dog walks through Olympic Park ahead of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics on February 3, 2014 in Sochi, Russia.  (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images) ORG XMIT: 466979991

SOCHI, RUSSIA – FEBRUARY 03: A stray dog walks through Olympic Park ahead of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics on February 3, 2014 in Sochi, Russia. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images) ORG XMIT: 466979991


So today, sitting in Sochi, I’m thinking that if I was in Paris, I’d be at the Noctambules open mic for sure! One of the best in Paris. Check out the videos of last week’s edition of Raphaëlle’s open mic at the Noctambules on the Place Pigalle in Paris….
First at Noctambules open mic in Paris

Piaf stuff at Noctambules open mic in Paris

Randy Dwight at Noctambules in Paris

Chief again at Noctambules in Paris

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  1. Pingback: The Wandering, Guitar Carrying, Vagrant of Music-less Sochi | Brad Spurgeon's Blog

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