Daylight but murky grey, acrid air. You can taste it.
On the way to a rehearsal..
But no this isn't China yet. This is London. We're getting ready for the tour.
Masks are being handed out. One time we were in China they'd moved 6 power stations out of the centre of Beijing to improve the air quality for the Olympics. But still the sun never managed to cut through the grey-yellow pollution.
This morning the live feed for Air Quality in Beijing is almost off the scale. Beijing Real-time Air Quality Index (AQI). 302 Hazardous Updated on Wed. 21:00 Temp.: 1°C. So definitely pack some thermal underwear!
But looking on the brighter side., the masks are the Aura 9332+ which we have a special little thing on the front to stop your face from overheating.
Also there may be some marvellous photo opportunities. LSO players doing Darth Vader impersonations.
I miss blue sky. I miss clean air. I miss peace and quiet.
Provence is looking good.