At the same time, Taiwan is not only threatened to be an old country when weighting its age against its unknown fate. Casting these thoughts aside, it is first and foremost a young country, still eager to understand its history and find an identity. As the cathedral-like shopping malls tower over ancient temples, the fast pulse of a digitalized industrial society outgrows the traditions of millennia-old culture. And while the flow of Qi Gong or traditional fan and sword dances are enjoyed at dawn, calligraphy and tea rituals at dusk, it is Pride Month, TikTok, and electric cars that dominate the day. And thus, scenarios of doom tend to be quickly wiped from omnipresent smartphone screens, replaced by games, bargains, chats, and snapshots of dogs. Unlike in Europe, when you ask a person here about their dreams, their gaze goes forward, rather than to a nostalgic past that never has been yet. After all, what are years when rent is due at the end of the month, the weekend hiking trip needs to be planned, and your girlfriend is waiting for you at the café? And so the heavy beat of historical time mixes with the rhythm of life buzzing in the big cities and the ticking of the clock measuring our visit. It is the click of my camera that allows to freeze this concert for a moment, to capture the small scene in front of the lens.