A night at the Vagabond : Barbès II

Sometimes, when you think life can’t get any better, a piano rolls through the door and everything changes. 

Thursday night’s vernissage of Vagabond Gallery’s Barbès Pas Grave II found us painting on Gaki and dancing to rag-time. TOUT est possible à Paris, don’t listen to Parisiens who say otherwise. 

The list of creatives showing work included myself, Gaki, Adulkid, Yasuyo Iso, Kana Ueno, Etsuko Kobayashi, Sebastien Lecca, Kim Quach and Michel Vray.

After the painting performance, I’m asking a German artist about her self-explorations in super-8 while someone orders a piano. 

Turns out, Philippe Bas doesn’t go anywhere without his upright. 

And I thought my camera bag was heavy.
At least I don’t have to worry about parking.

The excitement and anticipation, while he pushes his piano into place, makes it feel like Christmas morning with Saint Nick making a surprise personal visit. And he hadn’t even played anything yet! Somehow we knew.

Stride just makes people HAPPY.

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