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Christmas Crush: Bente and Carsten

Rhythm and blues accompagnied Bente, 23, student of Landsscape Architecture and Carsten, 30, student of German when they hit up in Nørrebro jazz haven, Kind of Blue

Kind of Blue is a small jazz venue in Ravnsborggade. Inside, it’s candles galore and jazz flows from the speakers.

You’d expect to be greeted by Miles Davis himself; instead, it’s Carsten and Bente, sitting on a bunch of pillows against the petrol blue walls.

Jim Morrison and Leonard Cohen stare approvingly from the walls, and we all feel very grown up and sophisticated. Until the conversation gets diverted to Danish dance pop.

Rate this place for a date
Carsten: I’d give it 3 out of 5. It’s a special place, but I don’t think it’s for everyone, you should be at least a bit interested in jazz
Bente: I think it’s targeting an older crowd than other bars

What’s the most embarassing music you secretely listen to?
Carsten: Do you know anything about danish dance pop? No? Okay, then you need to check out Kim og Hallo
Bente: I am not embarassed by anything

What’s the next book you’re going to read?
Carsten: The wartime diaries of Ernst Jünger, from the World War II.
Bente: The latest Jo Nesbø.

What’s the worst thing about Christmas?
Carsten: The fact that it starts in October
Bente: Yes. Decorations out of season are sad

What’s your favourite place in Copenhagen?
Carsten: Christiania in the summer, it’s the perfect place to relax with your friends
Bente: The palm tree house in the botanical gardens

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