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Serralves 40 Hour Party: The First 20 Hours

by Paddy Johnson on May 29, 2011
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Last night was surely a grim evening for bar owners in Porto. With the exception of only a few house ridden teenagers and adults, I’m fairly certain the entire city attended the Serralves 40 Hour Party yesterday. I saw babies. I saw parents. I saw grandparents. You name the age group and they were all watching art band Chicks On Speed perform last night. I exaggerate a little — many of the small children had gone home — but not as many as you would think.

All this is to say, that the free event, which is a marathon of performances in various disciplines, draws an incredibly diverse spread of people, most of whom live in Porto itself.

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