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.
Today was the first edition of Symphonica Elektronica, a new festival which took place in Utrecht, on the Haarrijnse plas. Normally I hate going to festivals early but now I had to, since one of my best friends was opening on the NL030 stage.
Utrecht has a nice city beach, called Oog In Al. It's located on a point where 2 canals merge, so water on both sides and nonstop sunny.
I had planned to go there because Norman Weber and Marco Resmann would be playing together (as Luna City Express).
Lief Festival is a nice, small festival (8000 tickets) which takes place at Strijkviertel in Utrecht. I had to get up a bit early since I wanted to be there around 1 because I want to hear friends (Marcus Meinhardt & Marco Resmann) play.
They had a worldwide hit with the first well-known hiphop track "Rappers Delight" in 1978 (the year I was born), which makes their hit 30 years old already but the Sugarhill Gang is still kicking it.
I didn't know they were even playing until the day before, when Joris (my FCA colleague and Tivoli sound engineer) told me he was going there as well.