Wednesday, January 19, 2005

Czech Berry

Chuck Berry played Prague recently. Here's the story from AP:

Rock 'n' roll pioneer Chuck Berry enjoyed a sold-out show in what was billed as his first appearance in the Czech capital. "Czech me out," Berry told thousands of fans Sunday night in the Lucerna Palace in downtown Prague.

Berry charmed the crowd, which included President Vaclav Klaus, with his hits including "Maybellene" and "Johnny B. Goode" and glimpses of his famous duck walk. "He may be 78, but what an entertainer," Klaus said after the concert.

Czech fans have waited a long time to see authentic rock 'n' roll stars such as Berry, whose music wasn't appreciated by the communist authorities before the 1989 Velvet Revolution.
Prague is an Overt place to visit (it's like the Austin of Europe), but it is really asserting itself as one of the most Advanced cities in the world. And aren't we all thankful how easy it is to make puns with "Czech"?

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