Monday, June 23, 2008

BIOGRAFILM FESTIVAL - Bologna, Italy - June 2008
We had a fantastic, if rather tiring trip to Italy for the Biografilm festival.
I was very kindly invited as a guest by the organisers to take part in the last day of the festival when they held a Syd Barrett Focus day.
This basically consisted of a variety of discussions and film screenings focussing on Roger/Syd and his career.
I was amazed by the level of interest in Roger's life and music. I had heard rumours over the years that there was lot of interest in Italy and I know that a lot of the people that travelled to visit his house over the years were Italian, but I have never really seen this obsession in action!

The trip to Italy also coincided with Max's fifth birthday. His wearing of a 'birthday boy' badge helped him to be invited into the cockpit to meet the captain on the flight to Paris. ( we had to change there as there are no direct flights to Bologna.)
With the current security situation we were amazed that he was let into the cockpit, but he was, and he loved it!
As you can see above he got to wear the pilots hat and sit in his seat.
This made the day for him I can assure you!


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