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{COLUMNIST} DANIEL BARNES

Daniel Barnes has a day job as a philosopher and art critic, but his social life is a one-man mission to explore the depths and excesses of 21st-century gay life. This column offers a glimpse into his misadventures, such as The Time I Was Famous…

The first time I visited Paris was for the final of the Euros. I didn’t have tickets to the match, but thought the atmosphere of watching it in a French pub would trump that of watching it in an English equivalent. The absurdity of this dawns on me as I sit in a café drinking a beer that – unbelievably – costs more than any beer I’ve ever had in London. Overall, Paris does not impress me much: I find it underwhelming and intolerably dirty. On the upside, it’s probably the only place in the world where I am slightly famous for, of all things, this very column. I don’t doubt the reach of Winq, but I am surprised to discover that people read my humble works in the French capital.

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