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First metal band in 22+ months…

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Lotan @ Amager Bio @ 2021 Metal Aid

@AmagerBio @nordic_noise

We all had to sit, and show proof of being vaccinated to gain entry, but other than that, it was just like old times.

Elephant Gate and Tower

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Elephant Gate and Tower (Carlsberg, Copenhagen, Denmark)

The Carlsberg district of Copenhagen has seen some major changes over the 13 years I’ve been visiting Denmark. Some of the construction is completed, but other blocks appear to have years to go. When I lived in Valby in 2017 I saw and heard the construction every day. Yesterday I just got to bike through it.

Night view from the Kissing Bridge

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Watching UEFA EURO 2020 @ Ofelia Plads

Riding my bike home from a quiz night at a Copenhagen pub, I couldn’t help but hear the roar of the crowd coming from the Ofelia Beach area of Copenhagen. Even though it is 2021, the UEFA EURO 2020 is taking place now. Apparently, all of the matches can be viewed outdoors with a huge crowd at this location. Sweden and Spain played to a 0-0 tie. I’m sure it was far more exciting than the final score suggests. đŸ˜‰

To the left of the match, you can see the Playhouse (Skuespilhuset).

Google maps sent me on a wild ride through Christiania (at 11 p.m.) to get back to my place.

Wing Foiling Amager

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Wing Foil in Kastrup Strandpark

Today is King Diamond’s birthday, and I was supposed to be seeing him (in Mercyful Fate) in a few days at Copenhell. However, Copenhell isn’t happening this year, and I don’t even have any photos of King Diamond on the laptop I brought to Copenhagen with me yesterday so there will be no Metal Monday featuring the King today. It’s sort of cool being in his birthplace on his birthday though.

Anyway, today’s photo is of a different topic–traveling solo. Some people give me a weird look when I tell them I enjoy traveling solo. They think I would get lonely or something I suppose. I actually meet more people traveling solo than when I’m with someone as people are far more approachable when they are by themselves.

I went for a bike ride this morning along Amager Strand (for the first time in 13 years) and stopped to take photos of the wing foilers. This guy comes right up to me and starts speaking Danish. I can’t understand much Danish so we switched to English. We enjoyed a pleasant conversation about mountain biking, his trip to Oregon, and how wing foiling is really taking off as a hobby.

You may be thinking, “what’s the point of these small interactions with strangers who you’ll never see again?” For starters, they are enjoyable in and of themselves. But sometimes they end up turning into real connections. For instance, someone I met at the 2019 Roskilde Festival, and haven’t seen since, invited me to play on their quiz team tonight at a bar in Copenhagen. Should be fun.

Lillgrund Wind Farm

Flying into CPH

Approaching Denmark from Germany, we actually flew over a bit of Sweden earlier today. This wind farm in the Ă˜resund strait generates enough energy to power over 60,000 homes in Sweden.

Happy birthday, Nergal!

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Nergal of Behemoth @ 2019 Roskilde Festival

#rf19 @orangefeeling @BehemothBand

I plan to visit your barbershop in a little over a month.