Ahhh yeah you use the Swiss Franc there; I remember being in Zurich and checking out a McDonalds, and seeing the prices of the value meals, I was like "Waaaaaaaaa?"; so expensive. And 3 Doors Down and Nickelback? Ugghh, a bit depressing.....I remember being in London and just being amazed at how many shows were happening all the time, by so many artists. I might be visiting London this fall, so hopefully I'm able to check out a show or two. Also thankfully, here in Minneapolis our music scene is pretty awesome; I'm hitting up three shows this week alone. Summer here is especially great for festivals.
Besides Switzerland of course, where else in Europe have you visited? Any favorites? Seen any shows in any of the other countries?
Hah, yes..12 bucks for a McDonalds meal and you'd spend that much for a small salad in a restaurant, ridiculous.
I've always been jealous of people who live in areas where they get to see bands more frequently like that.. I lived in the UK for 4 years during my studies but only managed to see a band once (again I couldn't really afford to go more) but it was worth it since they are one of my favourites (Idlewild).
I've been to Germany / France (not Paris unfortunately) / Netherlands / Italy / Czech Republic / Greece / Cyprus etc, a fair few haha. I absolutely loved Berlin when I went, and Rome is also fantastic. Amsterdam is pretty sweet, lovely to walk along the canals and cobbled streets with a nice rustic feel to it.. each city has it's own charm to it. There are still several places I want to visit..all in due time.