The summer solstice brings throngs of Parisians to the streets. They sing, play, and dance the night away on the longest day of the year. The annual event is called the “fête de la musique” or festival of music. I’ve shown pictures of some street performers, but there are also large-scale events. There were rock bands in St. Eustache all day long, for instance.
This year marked my second fête de la musique in Paris. I was there as part of Hampton University’s architectural study abroad program… my colleague, Prof. Mason Andrews, always makes sure we get to be part of this fun cultural event.