October 27 2011

Cousin Gaby in town working on The Straits tour. Met her at Zebra bar downtown and then wandered around the tourist hood looking for a Tintin t-shirt for her man - you would think this would be the easiest mission in Brussels but it turns out that outside of the official shop (where the t-shirts are potentially too 'arty'), it is astonishingly difficult to find any! I wonder if there are strict marketing laws when it comes to Tintin apparel, especially at the moment when it seems the whole city is going Tintin crazy with the release of the Spielberg film (I am not at all immune to the marketing and can't wait to see it).  Event gig in the evening - people in suits sipping champagne but reasonably entertaining all the same.