One of the best things about Caracas is the free or nearly free music that can be found all over the city. All levels of local government subsidize events and if you know where to look you could theoretically attend free concerts every day of the year.
It had been a while since I had gone to a concert so I took advantage of my friend Ian’s invitation this past Saturday. The venue was a cultural center in a nearby municipality, Chacao. The performers were all graduates of the Simon Bolivar Youth Orchestra and obviously very talented musicians.
They covered some classics from Guns ‘n’ Roses to Alanis Morissette to Toto. It was a wide but quite pleasing range of music. The most enjoyable songs of the night though were the two that they wrote themselves.
The concert started on time and ended one hour later. We didn’t quite know what to do with ourselves at 8pm after having already finished the activity for the night. Part of me wanted to go home and be asleep by 8:30 but instead we went back to our friend Michael’s house and drank wine. Smart decisions all around.