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Nevertheless, nothing would stop the fact that after a long night of dancing to 1950s and '60s American rock and roll at a nearby dance club (clearly something that would never go over well in the States), I found myself hanging out in his apartment, making schnitzel at 4 in the morning and listening to the Doors as the sun came up.But we had little in common; in fact, our shared interests stopped at a love of the Rolling Stones (which, I quickly discovered, is not the key to lasting love).There were others before the Swede—a blue-eyed Southern boy; a freckled art-school student; a half-Jewish guitarist. When it comes to cultural miscommunications, no one is to blame. W: Excuse me, which part of “I’VE ALREADY GOT PLANS” do you NOT understand?