Chance Encounter Blog

from the green room in wels

a welcoming assemblage of musicians from all over the world here backstage at the unlimited XX festival in wels, checking email, warming up, relaxing. i arrived yesterday, then made a private excursion into salzburg today. european trains are set up to be able to overhear people better, with their six-seat rooms. and there was copious english too. mostly tourists, of course, who say particular kinds of things, because they have more nervous energy than others in public spaces:

You better hurry up, he's buying tickets.

I didn't even see this the first time - I can't believe I missed it.

To be fair, there are a good many shops over where we were before.

We sat on that square thing by that post.

We both headed for the same guy.