Posts in category Porto

NOS Primavera Sound 2015, Porto – Day 3

NOS Primavera Sound 2015, Porto – Day 3

The less glorious side of music festivals often overshadowed by the musical performances has to do with the degradation of conditions as the days pass by. Put simply, you need to take care of your body and mind when participating in a long festival that lasts multiple days. I was quite pleased with myself for […]

NOS Primavera Sound 2015, Porto – Day 2

NOS Primavera Sound 2015, Porto – Day 2

Day two of NOS Primavera Sound 2015 was the most packed day of the three-day festival. Surprisingly, the festival as a whole had very few serious overlaps, but 1:40 AM block on the second day frustrated me. Run the Jewels, Jungle, and Ariel Pink were all scheduled to perform at the same time on different […]

NOS Primavera Sound 2015, Porto – Day 1

NOS Primavera Sound 2015, Porto – Day 1

This year, instead of going all the way to Barcelona to see the killer artists on the lineup for the Primavera Sound Festival, I opted for the cheaper, closer, and overall more sensible alternative in Porto. The smaller festival takes place in Parque da Cidade, a large, hilly green space near the beach outside of […]

Casa da Música

Casa da Música

Just as impressive as its preservation of the old is Porto’s deft integration of modernity, which often seems to impose on the beauty of old cities. No example better demonstrates this assimilation better than Casa da Música. Completed in 2005, the symbolic Portuguese concert-hall can stand its own among the most impressive buildings in the […]

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