In the middle of the We Dissolve 2018 tour, I was very fortunate that my birthday, April 20th, landed on travel day from Chamonix, France, to Roma, Italy. This gave the band and I just enough time to explore the extraordinary natural beauty around us.
The Day Before…
On April 19th we played an epic festival show at Musilac Mont-Blanc for 5000 people(opening for OMD) with the backdrop of stunning, gleaming snow-capped alps.
Friday, April 20th…
To my delight, the promoter of the show arranged for us to go up into the alps the morning of my birthday before heading to the Geneva Airport so that we could have a very special view of Mont Blanc. A bit of info about Mont Blanc: it’s is the highest mountain in the Alps and the highest in Europe west of Russia’s Caucasus peaks. It rises 4,808.7 m (15,777 ft) above sea level and is ranked 11th in the world in topographic prominence! (Thank you wiki)
It was going to be tight trip time-wise, as our flight to Rome was mid day, but we could not miss this chance to see such a rare and spectacular view. So we woke up early and headed to the base of the lift with our Aiguille du Midi cable car tickets that would take us in a series of lifts up to 3,777m, with laid-out terraces that offer a 360° view of all the French, Swiss and Italian Alps. Yet another lift from there would get us to the summit terrace at 3,842m, where had a *perfect view of Mont Blanc.
The first lift stopped at Plan De L’Aiguille, Altitude 2,317m. And that was already pretty high!
And after taking in that view, there is one more level of height we can still go…
LE PAS DANS LE VIDE !
Do you dare take a “STEP INTO THE VOID”, onto a 2.50 m glass cage out over a 1000 m precipice?
Why yes, yes we do dare.
I will never forget this adventure that I was so fortunate to have to celebrate my birthday! I mean, what could possibly top Mont Blanc? 😉
Love from your Texas Siren,