Friend’s and lovers flying home to Christmas have left a little emptiness, a little quietness in the travellers camp of Barcelona. I can’t shake the ghost, real and imagined, of the kid left alone at the end of term. The one who wanders across empty playgrounds and kicks about deserted hallways.
But then again, this isn’t the Chalet School, or Tom Brown’s School, or even the Bridge of Allan student village in Scotland. Nah, this is Barcelona.
So instead of sentimental Christmasy moping, I’m gonna head out for some punky, Balkan gypsy, ska, reggae dancing madness, also known as the Always Drinking Marching Band. Lets dance till our legs scream for mercy!
The Drinker’s Day
Venue: Sala Apolo, Nou de la Rambla 113, 08004 Barcelona
Time: 9pm till late (5 ish)
Tickets: 10 Euros in advance and 13 on the door
Date: 21st December 2011