When you tell someone you dream about Italy, Greece or Australia, people here usually nod in agreement, and understand. When your heart belongs in Denmark, things are different.
For some reason, I have to explain why. What’s so special about Denmark anyway? And I am always a little confused when I have to give reasons to love Vikingland. There’s so much to enjoy there.
The classic question is “what made you like Denmark?” And, quite honestly, I don’t remember when and why my curiousity turned into a passion.
What I do know, is who were the first Danes that entered my life. And those would be the members of the Danish band Mew. Is it because of them and their music that I am now a Denmark freak? Probably not. But they certainly had something to do with it.
Two years ago, I was lucky enough to meet the guys in Toronto. And surprisingly, although they are worldwide stars, they are incredibly cool and down to earth. It was before my first trip, and I wish I could talk to them again today, to tell them what I’ve experienced, in part thanks to them.
Anyway, every once in a while, I have a Mew craving, and I’ll spend hours revisiting my favorite tunes on Youtube, or my Ipod. I never was able to put my finger on one favorite song, but judging by how many times I’ve listened to it, I think that Water Slides is on my top 5 list.
Here’s a live version, recorded at the famous Roskilde music festival.
All I have to say is, “enjoy” 🙂 I sure hope you do.