It's beautiful a city that goes from blue to black in music.
Exterior night on the Parc de la Villette, but no rain exterior.
The almighty Selah Sue stopped her dead in her tracks just before her concert under a heavy sky, on a stage under the ring road with cars speeding through the night in a cinematographic setting.
Paname forever or Paris Paradise for a day unlike any other.
The Belgian soul singer shouts "Paris I missed you".
A spectator launches: “She has such a soft voice that I would like to live with this woman.
A couple embrace, a little girl is perched on her mother's shoulders.
Tender is the night.
Sylvain, Alicia and Laura, three friends aged 25, 24 and 31, savor: “Having a festival after everything that has happened is a question of survival.
The bar is a bit overwhelmed, otherwise it's great.
Two scenes, two atmospheres
It started as a summer day that would have pushed autumn back to the Greek calendar.
It was good to be too hot on a last weekend in September.
While talking about Greece, there was even a little air of ancient theater, dreaming a little, under the expressway with these steps gently sloping in the shade of the trees.
No man's land has become a magical cocoon.
The 32-year-old Belgian singer Selah Sue was able to set the mood.
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But two is better. Two stages and two atmospheres. At 4 pm, it's already singing with Lubiana and her kora, on the stage bordering the Géode. Deckchairs for a “chill” audience. Zen. Moreover, Pierre, 7, has just signed up for a yoga class before heading for the Kaplas. “I have 400 at home,” he blurted out. An idea from his mother, Mathilde, who took a pass for the three days, as neighbors of Belleville: “This is our first festival together, with my companion and our two children aged 4 and 7. These activities, such as climbing, are not necessarily accessible as Parisians. Friday night for Soprano, we had the two little ones on our shoulders. We let go of each other. And the sound wasn't too loud. We did not use the helmets taken for them. "
We come from right next door, like Nouah, a dad who entered with his two young sons for free activities, or from further afield, like Aurélie, who arrived from Val-d'Oise: “We know very well that it is in Paris that it takes place. past.
This is our first family festival, ”smiles this mother, returning from the makeup stand where the wait reaches one hour and thirty minutes.
Paris Paradis already a victim of its success.
Each waffle, each beer is earned ...
"It's a kif to lie down on the grass"
It's badminton time.
It feels like an English garden.
A woman, racket in hand, laughed to death: “I can't judge the distance.
It is finally quite rare a festival where children, young people and young couples meet, and couples not young, gray hair lying on the grass.
Suddenly, it moves in droves from one scene to another.
6 pm, the second will open and Rudy, 25, engineer, rushes.
He is a fan of concerts.
“I have ten pending.
This is my first festival since confinement!
Not a concert for two years…, he exults, in a hurry.
Basically I was looking for a date for Sopico and I saw that he was playing here.
But what is good is that it is not only young people and big sound.
And the meadow is great.
"" It's a pleasure to lie down on the grass, opines his friend Antoine.
Paris Paradis is good sound, but not only ... The workshops were a big success, especially with families.
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Precisely, Sopico goes on stage.
"It feels good to look yourself in the eye, right?"
It's been three years since I did a concert!
I want you to make a huge noise ”, launches the singer of“ You know what I mean?
Many artists say the same joy of reunion, without masks, without fear, as singer P.R2B on the other stage.
“You may not know how nice it is to see people in real life.
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Before Sopico, Berywan made noise without instruments.
These beatbox world champions lit the first wicks of the fireworks display.
A real festival also generates frustration: the more time goes by, the more you have to choose between atmospheres, two sounds.
Having the embarrassment of choosing between two concerts at the same time a hundred meters apart, it was a long time.
At 10 p.m., while waiting for the new star Hervé, with the rappers of 47 Ter, there is only one atmosphere, the fusion with an audience that knows each song by heart.
The festival has found its center of gravity and its hotspot dancing and singing.
Under the almost magical streetlights of the ring road.