April 6 Brussels Belgium 🇧🇪 Botanique (Atsuko)

Good morning! Naoko and I had to change from twin rooms to a single room for each of us, so we checked out at 11:00 a.m. and went out in the rain to have lunch since we had no room until check-in at 2:00. We got lost and ended up at a restaurant. I had chicken masala.

We entered our new room and immediately went to the venue. Botanique is a cultural center in a large greenhouse building in the former Brussels Botanical Gardens and has several venues. We played at one of them.

Inside the venue.

We were served dinner at the venue’s cafe. The starter was broccoli soup. And I thought it was salmon with mashed potatoes, but it was mashed potatoes with leaks and salmon flakes.

Risa and I went to the sushi place we went to yesterday and I bought the same salmon and avocado bao as yesterday for my late night meal. I like that!

Exterior view of Botanique. The circular roof area is the venue for tonight’s event. In the foreground is the old botanical garden.

There were many people who came to the concert and sang with us and had a great time. Several people told me they had seen Shonen Knife 30 years ago. Thank you very much!

A customer gave me a nice blue strap to match new outfit. I am very happy.