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Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Copenhagen: "Don't stop 'Til You Get Enough" 2009

Pictures and Text by JJ Keyes

Where were you when we heard about Michael Jackson? I was in Copenhagen.

The city is busy preparing for the 2009 World Out Games and thought everyone in the GLBT community is busy at work stitching the red carpet for the thousands of people who will fly SAS to Denmark for the big kick off July 25. The friendly faces of Copenhagen gave me a sneak peek of some of what this wonderful city has to offer.

I checked into the lush Hotel D'Agleterre, Denmark's leading five-star hotel located in Kongers Nytorv, right in the heart of Copenhagen. The rooms are out of Vanity Fair photo shoots, I can't even begin to gush. I took a one next door to their best luxury suite where all the celebrities stay: the concierge informed me I shared the terrace with this suite (where Michael Jackson once stayed) I was having an apertif at Skt. Petri Hotel's bar when I heard the news. Dinner conversation at the Divan 2 Restaurant in Tivoli Gardens was all about our favorite Michael Jackson hits, and I had the opportunity to do the Thriller Dance at the tribute gathering with a few hundred fans. Later that night, remixes of "Dirty Diana" and "Bad" were blaring at Oscar, Code, Central Corner, and Jailhouse (yes, we tried all four!) and the city was buzzing with men and women of all walks of life celebrating the legacy of true King of Pop.

Later that night I opened my laptop on a comfy table and looked out at the calm waters of the Nyhavn Canal and couldn't help but download a few of my favorite Jackson songs. The next few days I ventured out into Wonderful Copenhagen with Michael Jackson's greatest hits playing over and over on my ipod. Canals, Christiansborg Castle, The Tivoli Garden's Rutsjebanen Roller Coaster, the Gammel Strand, Little Mermaid, the CPH ICEBAR...I just can't get enough.

1 comment:

  1. What a great article! The writer made me want to book my ticket right now