Back or front - who cares - team building was the challenge. Within a time schedule of 4 hours we had to learn practicing a Samba instrument.
God bless the teacher and the devil may have his soul. He just succeeded - we became an unforgettable orchestra (300 members)
North Birmingham and some area in west Birmingham, Fairfield was poverty and high crime area. You maybe need stay away from this area or do not act so like tourist.
East Birmingham, Far North Birmingham (suburb), South Birminghm and mostly suburb was safer at day and at night too.
Some area of East Birmingham (Near to downtown) are poverty and some rundown old house. You can go there but stay out at night too. Downtown are safer all day.
Maybe Birmingham/USA will never meet the gulls from Ghent in "Bama" again - but they put a stamp on the general atmosphere during the convention. The "Yankee shot" on the dance floor - a term for insiders. (But this is info between the lines)
On our second day in BAM we had a training lesson, a so called TEAM building training.
Synergy by Samba - we had to learn about rythm, coordination, and damned, within 4 hours of time , we learned everything about synergy - more than 300 people became a perfect orchestra, playing simple instruments, directed by the maestro himself. A wonderfull experience.
If your car's chassis seems ready to come loose on the Interstate, it's not. That's just the work of this state's fine Department of Transportation. Your thighs will hurt after some time driving through Alabama, so don't be surprised.
When I see a path into the bushes, I'm tempted to explore. If you're like me, be careful in Birmingham. There's an amazing number of people who make homes for themselves in cardboard boxes in the bushes, particularly if there's also something like an overpass to shield them from the rain.
A farewell party in Alabama - the warning tip , whenever meeting this "Gulls" - you will never leave the dance floor
Synergy through music - A "One world Music" performance