What could be better than ringing in spring with a big, long, fresh flower-clad French set? Not much!
Not only will Maison Descartes, Amsterdam’s French cultural centre be throwing a big bash in the name of spring on Saturday, 21 March, but it’s free!
To make it even sweeter, there will be a special photo booth where you can have your picture taken and printed out set up by Olivier, the people’s photographer and a swinging dance demo by some French-Dutch rock n’ rollers.
The party went on until at least 5 am, as I left around 4:30 and visitor DJ Martin Hemmel of Atomic Cafe fame who came by had just been handed a cocktail and told to stay some more. The other DJs, including Christian and Thomas of the Tour de France, played hits off the four Tour de France compilations in the huge room and I heard resident DJs cranking out some Daft Punk at some point.
Three things never cease to amaze me every time I come to Munich for French music parties: the place is packed with Germans, and not homesick French people. The crowd is quite young, not older people getting all nostalgic. And the music is very different that what I play in Amsterdam, which made my set that much different. I had people thank me, which is always welcome!