From Russia.

I have to say that in the last year I feel as though my eyes have finally opened up. Up until last fall I hadn’t travelled outside of North America. Unbelievably, in 8 years of touring I had only done shows in Canada and USA.

That all changed of course in the fall with Lights and Arkells doing some European touring. I truly enjoyed learning all about how things worked overseas. I gained a lot of experience over this time and I truly value the time we spent.

I was lucky enough to work with Chromeo this last week in Russia for a private event. The blessing here was that I was brought on to mix monitors and had no tour management responsibilities which allowed me to really soak in the experience.

I have to say, it was a fun time. The great thing about one offs is that when you fly in and out, you can often choose when you fly. In this case, I had some time off following the event so I chose to stay an extra couple days in Moscow, and I am glad I did. It’s a really interesting city with a lot of history.

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I managed to find myself underground marvelling at the beautiful metro station architecture. It’s pretty unbelievable what they did back when they built it in the 40s and 50s.

Of course The Red Square and The Kremlin are the two most popular destinations in Moscow. I went into the Kremlin Armoury where they have weapons, clothing, and carriages that date back to the 15th century. It’s an amazing collection and worth checking out if you appreciate that kind of thing.

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Saint Basil’s Cathedral is probably the most photographed structure in all of Russia. Despite the fact that it’s relatively new (built in the 1920s), it is a true piece of art.

I really hope to come back to Moscow again soon. It was truly educational. Now, the last part of my journey involves me trying to get myself to the airport via public transportation. Wish me luck, and I’ll see you all soon!

If you want to see more photos of my trip, please check out my flickr!

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