12 June 2007.
The atmosphere in our commune of seven Erasmus students has changed during the last few weeks. One reason for this is that it is the time for final exams. Another one is that we don’t have many weeks left together. But instead of feeling sad or stressed out, we are mostly in good spirits. And what’s important is that lately we seem friends rather than a bunch of strangers sharing an apartment in this little Renaissance town.
The Muse gig at the Piazzale Michelangelo was good, if a bit predictable. They have a reputation for being a good live band, but even though they played well, the live performances of their songs are not that different from the ones on CD. Although I would have liked to hear something a bit more creative, the atmosphere was great, thanks in part to the cool stage lighting.
I am finally going to Turin this week. I don’t really know what to expect, other than a slice of normalcy in comparison to the craziness of Florence. From what I’ve read it seems that Turin has a lot of interesting things to see and do, but that tourists for some reason haven’t found the city yet. Maybe the situation has changed after the 2006 Olympics.