Thursday, 3 January 2008
The Tent and the Chairlift
We had some entertainment on the slopes today provided by the Andorra Sound Project. I was skiing with my afternoon beginner group (not beginners anymore, but they were on Monday). We were halfway down the mountain and decided to stop for a coffee/brandy as it was the first time above the nursery slope for some of the group. The DJ was set up under a gazebo outside the restaurant playing to a mixed response - I thought he was doing okay, but others were muttering about the tranquility of the mountains, and the volume. So we trooped into the restaurant bought coffees/brandys and sat down. Next thing we see through the window is the DJs gazebo wrapped around the cable and pylon of the adjacent chairlift, where a gust of wind had deposited it. The lift ended up stopped for around twenty minutes (with unfortunate people sitting on it in a blizzard) while the tent was removed, and soundwise, we returned the the tranquility of listening to the wind.