The main purpose of this blog is to share photographs taken during the Soulclipse festival in Antalya (Turkey) at the end March 2006, which coincided with a fabulous total solar eclipse. Please add comments - I'd love to hear from you!

Tuesday, April 04, 2006


This was actually better priced. 5 Turkish Lira (about 2 quid) per pint of Tuborg beer, 2 Lira for a can of soft drink, or just 1 Lira (that's about 40p) for a small bottle of water. The queue was a bit of a pain at times, but the trick was to stock up on little vouchers and then just go straight to the drinks queue instead of the voucher queue. Even so, there were scams going on: the beer stall beside the two stages took Euros, Lira and Dollars. No problem. The beer stall in the market area only took Lira "because our computer system can't deal with Euros" (errm, there were no computers anywhere, money was simply stuffed into shoeboxes). Of course, the fact that there was a money exchanging stall right next to this beer tent, possibly run by the barstaff's colleagues, was purely coincidental.

The bar staff though were friendly, and all sported red "Champions of Europe" Liverpool shirts for some reason (even stranger, since when questioned they all preferred Arsenal or Chelsea). On the whole, the bar was the best run thing in the festival, and the best priced. The staff at the bar tent beside the main stage were particularly friendly.

I took the photo above at that stage: I liked the trousers the girl was wearing, with the No Entry sign over the bum area.


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