My first time Hell & Dunkel Open Air. Unfortunately there was no demand for a bus trip but maybe next year. This meant I also had to fix my own transportation instead of going by bus, since it’s a bit too far on my scooter.
The past 2 years I attended Mysteryland for work, this time I wanted to visit Voltt, where I didn’t have to work (so I thought). When I was just barely minutes awake, I got a call from Voltt, “one of your machines isn’t working”. Even though it wasn’t part of the contract, I schwung by the office to grab a new one and headed to Voltt.
This weekend was planned to be the only one I had ‘free’ as in no work, no festival, no parties, just relaxing… Since a lot of people were at Lowlands, it was nice and quiet… But I saw Kiesgrube was organized and I didn’t go for a long time… So impulsively we drove to Neuss on Sunday.
What can I say about SonneMondSterne ? I have always had a soft spot for this festival. When I called them back in 2002 and told them I wanted to do bustrips and do their promotion in Holland, 1 of the 2 owners jumped in his car the next day and drove over 600 kilometers to meet me.
My 2nd time Nachtdigital. We left perfectly in time from Amsterdam and Utrecht with a doubledecker bus filled with partypeople, ready to go wild for about 48 hours. Our departure was perfect, but after about an hour, the heating element showed the motor was overheating, so we drove into a garage at 3 am, where a mechanic was waiting. He checked it, fixed it and after about 2 hours we…
De Jeugd Van Tegenwoordig did a free concert in Vondelpark and I wanted to practice a bit with my new cam, so I went despite the rain. After their gig I shot a quick clip of them to promote their gig at Rockit Open Air, the week after.
Like last year and the years before I went to Melt! Festival, partially work related, partially to party. I have to admit, the line-up was a bit too non-dance minded for me.
Studio 80, the Amsterdam club where I worked for over a year when it opened, celebrated its 6th anniversary. It was a boat party, combined with a beach party. To transport the people from the boat to the beach I was asked to arrange shuttle busses and so I did…
I had some money to spend so I bought a roundtrip ticket to go clubbing in Ibiza for 1 night. The reason was a friend (Marco Resmann/Luna City Express) was playing in DC10 and to catch some rays of sun.
If I don’t have a festival trip of my own (like Nachtdigital in 2010) I’m at Rockit Open Air, working… We were in luck this time with the weather, which is a big plus after seeing rain on several festivals already.