15 March 2012
I was invited by a friend (thank you!!!!) to go to a free concert at the local university campus (UNISC), featuring a prominent band from this region called Nenhum de Nós - I guess you could call it "gaúcho rock" because it was popular music with just a hint of redneck in the accompaniment: banjo, accordion, and acoustic guitar. The accordionist even wore one of those flat black Zorro-style cowboy hats.
The crowd, mostly university students, was very enthusiastic - unfortunately the venue was just a food court so it was spilling outside the area and difficult to see. I wish I had been standing where some of these photos were taken instead of peering over people's heads - although I suppose it was cooler on the outside.
This photo is from the band's official site.
Ironically, one of the band's most popular songs is a cover of David Bowie's "Starman" and they performed it as an encore. Later at home I watched David Bowie perform it on YouTube... I had somehow managed to erase from my mind the freaky and embarrassing things people wore in the 70's, but now they are burned onto my retinas.