San Francisco: Rhythm of the flights

Aug 27, 2013

The one time I wished I were stranded in a foreign airport I was grounded at home by work.

I should have been at San Francisco where officials would be explaining how SFO was leading the way in refining the airport experience. I’d put up my hand when the opportunity to visit San Francisco’s international airport arose because I wanted one of my favorite musicians, Chuck Prophet, to show me around the city.

Everything was set when work got in the way. So I made arrangements to visit at a later date but then discovered Chuck would be playing in San Francisco when I was originally supposed to be there. And not at one of San Francisco’s many music venues that help give the city its special vibe, but at the airport as part of a music programme that has featured some of the big names of the local music scene.

The aim of the You Are Hear programme is to make the music part of people’s journey, Marc Capelle, a musician who runs the programme, tells me once I finally get to San Francisco.

Capelle is a friend of Chuck’s and speaks highly of him and his live act before running off a list of other artists who have performed at the airport, such as alt-rockers Kelley Stoltz and John Doe, who have both played in Auckland, and others who are better known closer to home.

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