Riga of Cheers

And so to beautiful Riga, the capital of Latvia and, to be, the European Capital of Culture in 2014. Plenty of culture out in the streets before showtime though, with buskers on every corner. In a whistle stop tour of the Old Town, this reporter heard jazz, folk, pop, aboriginal and quite possibly the most out of tune version of Hallelujah ever, by a solo rocker who looked like he'd just woken up from Woodstock.
But it's the Riga Arena that is the main attraction and first up it's Andy Fairweather Low and the Low Riders who include  Paradise, Legless and Apache in their compact set and draw appreciative response from the boisterous crowd.

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