One thing that seemed really good to me is that the Fête de la Musique has gone back to its original roots. After the early years were a surprise success, commercialism took over with sponsored big shows in various parts of Paris with presenters, product promotion a couple of big stars and plenty of fading ones as well as the not-yet stars. This year I saw people just enjoying playing their instruments anyway, in deserted streets, in front of a café, in parks without any announcement and often without any spectators. This suits a lot of the amateurs musicians -- they desperately want to play music but do not necessarly have people watching them. It is just nice to walk by and hear the various melodies for 20 or 30 seconds.
This is wonderful, Kerouac! It seems that lately crowd scenes in Paris have not been about happy occasions. This look at exuberant Parisians being themselves is happiness itself. Incredible photographs, too, especially considering you had to capture so much in the dark and near dark. Just to name a few ~ the evocative shot with Notre Dame in the background; the man in the blue checked shirt and his lady partner in the plum scarf taking their first steps in a new dance &/or romance; right below them, the woman with the lilac sweater around her waist might be the epitome of casual Parisian style; the two accordionists with their sheet music; and that glorious shot of the Pont de Crimée.
Of course your video is super and really gives a taste of the evening.