The municipality of Paros is sponsoring a series of concerts around the island of the local musical group named En Plo.
The night it came to our area we arrived a few minutes ahead of the publicised starting time of 9 P.M. in order to get good seats. We knew from experience the actual starting time would be much later.
The band warming up.
About 9:15 the group of about 12 strong had completed their tuning and sound checks and started playing. After a few bars they quit and got up from their chairs and strolled off. What's this, a strike? I wondered. No they were just waiting for more time to pass before starting in another 10 minutes or so. Another case of Greek logic that we will never understand, I guess.
The audience waiting in the Angeria church forecourt.
The audience was mostly the older generation with a smattering of young married, not many teenagers. We soon discovered why; the music was all traditional folk -- the people behind us singing along with some of the lyrics. They seemed to be really enjoying it. We left before it was over.
- At August 11, 2007 2:48 PM Pijush said...
It would have been nice if you could post a small video of the folk songs as well.