Party at the end of the world
Brimstone Head as seen from the car at 8pm.
The Flat Earth Society heard our prayers, and last night, they kindly admitted us to celebrate our last get-together at Fogo Island on top of the Brimstone Head. A clear blue sky, sparkling wine, a guitar, a telescope and a portable stereo created the perfect framework for the most spectacular two-hour sunset we have ever experienced. We were happy to be joined for our last night by our new friends Linda and Winston Osmond, as well as Elisabet's sons Einar and Jon.
Egle spying at the guests at the Burgundy Squid Cafe at Change Islands
Einar and Jon posing for the camera, while Bjørn experiences pure sublimity.
From left: Bjørn, Einar (behind), Winston, Linda (writing in the Flat Society's hidden guestbook) and Elisabet.
The sun disappearing at the end of the flat earth.
I was myself very happy to be able to put together a playlist for such an epic moment, and highlights included:
Isley Brothers: Summer Breeze
Al Green: Sha-La-La (Make me Happy)
Impressions: Stay Close to Me
Beach Boys: Let's Go Away For a While
Impressions: I'm Still Waiting
Beach Boys: Long Promised Road
You Took Me From a World Outside: Holland/Dozier/Holland
Johnny Pate: El Jardia
Animal Collective: My Girls
Curtis Mayfield: Keep on Trippin'
Joe Jackson: Steppin' Out
Last night's DJ.
Posted by M.B at Tuesday, June 30, 2009