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...
Prince did 3 nightly concerts after North Sea Jazz and I managed to get tickets for two of them. The first night I sat front row on the 1st ring with quite an ok view.
Prince announced 3 totally different gigs and it was definetely something I didn't expect.
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.
Due to the tragedy in Norway, Prince cancelled his shows there and came to the Melkweg to rehearse. He decided to do 2 last minute concerts... It was announced on Twitter around 9 pm, about an hour later I was queueing.
Everybody knows House Of Pain and since they were in Amsterdam, I wanted to see if they still got it going on.
I came in during the first song so right on time, but they didn't really do it for me. Only the last song, Jump Around, was nice.
Free Your Mind was a long week this year. I was on the festival area from Monday 'till Sunday, taking photos of the buildup and all things around it... Pics of it will be online later, but first the festival.