Forums > Living in Kunming > Work as a Musician? What is Kunming like for musicians/DJs?
Yeah, tons of opportunities. Probably 4-5 nights a week with open mics and lots of people who would be willing to start a band as long as theres a good vibe with the music. In terms of DJing, I think theres alot of opportunities there as well. I DJ when I get the chance and although I am far from perfect, people tend to care more about being able to hear danceable music than an error free DJ. (thank god) So yeah, while alot of people say the music scene here isn't so hot, I tend to disagree. just be open and have fun....that's whats its all about.
Forums > Food & Drink > New fruit in the market
Pipa are appearing as well recently. They are the Orange colored ones that have a short branch still attatched and taste marvelous
Forums > Living in Kunming > Punk music dissertation
Theres also a documentary called 'Beijing Bubble,' or Beijing something or another which is a rather shitty documentary about a bunch of pseudo-punk emo kids in Beijing. Worth watching if you are interested in the topic but otherwise not worth a second.
Forums > Living in Kunming > Why do foreigners still go to Kundu?
The question might not be 'spend enough,' as much as spend any at all. TO answer Blaquesmyths question, I'd say there are three predominant reasons for going to kundu clubs, dancing, picking up available and intoxicated girls, or in some low cases, sharking for free beer. I'd be lying to say there aren't any people who are going for 'good wholesome cultural exchange,' but the number is quite low.
What it all boils down to is that most foreigners in Kundu clubs are chill, buy their beer, and show respect to those around them, however the minority that think free beer should be expected, girls partying at others guys tables are acceptable targets for the proverbial 'mack attack,' and rules of conduct followed by most patrons were not designed for them spoil it for the rest of us.
Back in my heyday I saw it happen every night I was out, around 1:30-2:00 there would be one or two foreign lads sneak in and start sharkin, and on more than one occasion got their asses kicked. From the standpoint of the club, I get it....it's a business and if they percieve foreigners aren't good for business, they have their solution. It's not right, but it is what it is.
Forums > Living in Kunming > Sick of Kunming?
@blobbles, not all of it was directed at you but at general comments. You have a right to bash kunming as much as I have a right to argue with you. Seems like I can't do so without being called the anti-fun police. agree to disagree eh?