But I can’t say yet that I got to know the city very well over the years. This time, I was basically here, on GES-2, and it worked.
And at a party, at someone’s house, have you ever been here?
Of course, just yesterday I visited friends, Sergey and Olga, who live in a cheerful masonry house in the 1920s. And everything is beautiful there: this apartment itself and the people. Everything was very poetic and beautiful. We had a great time drinking Moldovan champagne.
I also spent some time with friends in Reykjavik. We are all equal. And in Tehran, and in Baltimore, I think an evening in a friendly company will be the same.
“Here you don’t understand, you ended up in the West or in the East”
You have been visiting Moscow for four years. What was your impression of the city during this time?
Here you do not understand, you ended up in the West or in the East. Moscow is definitely one of the capitals of the world with its huge art scene. For example, when a musician and I were discussing whether I should perform here, he said: “What to think about? Of course, it is necessary to do a show in Moscow. There are two cities in the world, my friend, Moscow and New York.
There is a feeling in Moscow that is hard to describe in words. Here you feel the energy. Like, you know, when you lift your finger to locate the source of the wind, and you realize it’s blowing really hard. So a little scary.