20 November 2010

Kronborg and Crystal Castles

A few days ago we caught a train to the north-eastern tip of Zealand to a town called Helsingor.  Sound familiar?  Well, Helsingor is actually where Shakespeare's tragedy Hamlet was set, except that in the play it was referred to as Elsinore.  The main attraction in Helsingor is Kronborg Castle (pictured), a world heritage listed fortress located at the sound between Denmark and Sweden.  Every year there is a re-enactment of Hamlet staged at the castle.  Celebrities such as Jude Law have recently performed in such productions.

After a long and exhausting day at Helsingor, we spent the evening jumping around to a very solid set from Crystal Castles (pictured) at Vega.  It was actually my first international gig in Copenhagen.  I've been kicking myself all semester for forgoing opportunities to see Beach House, Foals, Blonde Redhead, The New Pornographers, Animal Collective, David Guetta and Broken Social Scene, so it was finally good to be able to sing and dance to music I love with dozens of other exchange students.


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