Happy Norwegian Constitution Day (or National Day of Norway!)
Got up around 11, had some breakfast, and then went to the bus. It was raining pretty hard, which was a bummer, but I had a little Norwegian flag that Deuce gave me, so I was too preoccupied with that to notice. :P Went to the music place, got our instruments and jackets (aka, the uniforms), and then we all proceeded to outside. Played a bit while walking down to the city center, which was fun. I had no music whatsoever, so I just got to jam out and make up notes.
Waited around for a long time in the city center, in the rain. Played some more there. The parade finally started, so we did the whole parade thing which was fun. A lot of women were wearing the traditional clothes from their area of Norway, which was really cool, and a lot of guys were in suits, which was pretty boss. After the parade, a lot of us went to a restaurant and split some pizzas. Only Deuce and I ate it like a real pizza; everyone else used forks and knives.
Then, walked a bit, and got taxied back up to where the student housing is. Hung around for a minute, and then did another parade. I managed to give my camera to a guy I met last night that's a friend of Deuce, so he got me some pictures of the parade. By then, we were all super wet (it had been raining the entire time), so a lot of us went to the house a few of the guys in the music group were renting (or own? I have no idea). Hung out there until like 9 or so, just eating and drinking and talking. I had a hotdog in lefsa with potato salad, ketchup and a spicy mustard inside as well - it was interesting. Also had something that was like hot sour cream with sugar, cinnamon, and salted ham. Odd, but decent taste.
Went back to Deuce's around 9 (I would have liked to stay longer, but he wanted to sauna with friends, so I didn't wanna be all rude and like, beg to stay which would make him miss sauna time). He left to sauna, I stayed to shower and get dry finally, chill out, and now I'm going to go to bed a bit early. So, slaapwel!
And here are some pics from the day - enjoy!
|Us in our funny costumes|
|Me with my "I don't know what to play here" face|