She thinks about it a lot when I ask her. In fact, it's about ten seconds, which the referee would time in a match, a pause to listen to the coach's instructions, but which in this case allows you to listen to the refrain of Loving strangers by Russian Red in the music thread of the cafe where we are meeting. It is noon and there is an important game in the afternoon. Laia Palau Altés (Barcelona, 1979) thinks, while chewing her hamburger, an improvised lunch on European time. It's a day of worries related to the team, but not of competitive stress, she admits: "now it's strange because it's different; when you're a player, you're a player and when you're not, everything disappears. I don't miss the adrenaline of the matches", she explains without hiding a deep breath of relief. The ten seconds are up. The last concert attended by the ex-professional basketball player and current sports director of Uni Girona, who for a few years wrote music chronicles for the specialist magazine Rockdelux, was in La Mirona, to see her friend Joan Miquel Oliver. It was the Mallorcan musician who encouraged her to put into words her passion for music with an interview the captain gave her in the May 2017 issue of Rockdelux.
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