20-08-07

Pukkelpop is amazing

 

For the last 20 years, I think this is the first year that I could not attend the entire 3 day festival.
I had a workshop abroad on day1 of the festival, and friday required me to finalise some files, calls and some rather urgent work to be done before the week-end.

So in order to be able to go in the afternoon of day2 and all of day3, I pulled a near all-nighter (think I put my computer asleep at 4.30am on Thursday night) and started again around 7.30 am Friday morning.
 But so glad I did.

That said – Pukkelpop is every year again an amazing festival, not only because it resides in wonderful Limburg, but there are so many performances on 8 stages that each year again I discover new music.
This year I ‘lived’ mainly around the Dance hall.
 

My favourites of Pukkelpop 2007:
Goose, Sonic Youth, Casius, Justice, parts of Arcade Fire, parts of Sophia, (very small) parts of Tool, parts of the Shins, Felix da housecat, Juliette Lewis & the licks

Disappointing:
Smashing Pumpkins, TrenteMoller, Cocorosie, The Streets, Spoon, Kings of Leon 

Things I wish I had seen (heard people raving but didn’t know them or choose something different):
Patrick Wolf, Loney Dear, Hanne Huckelberg, NineInchNails, Almond Hammer Jr 
No links – just google, youtube or myspace them. 

Very
best of the Festival:
Jan, Jeroen, Aksel en Martine, Luc en Arianne, Lex, Mango en Wendy, Wim, Marc en Marianne, Michel, Clo, Stephanie, Peter, Gunther, Stijn, and so many many others I talked, laughed and (god forbid) even danced with. Only my little Femke wasn’t there this year. 

See you next year. See you every year. 11 months and 29 days to go to enter the perfect world again.
Bart

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24-09-06

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Last week-end my sister in law received a celebration from an organization in which she is very active – they name it senator at JCI here in Belgium.

 

Although I wasn’t the biggest fan of the organization, over the last years they amazed me quite a lot: both my brother & sister in law are very active, and share the cool moments with Femke and me. It was a short celebration, but it was very warm – incredibly warm, and I’m not talking about the temperature.

 

Good to see people can be happy with ‘other people’s luck’. I’ve also seen quite the opposite lately. Incredible how jealousy can turn around in negativism. Just see other people’s luck as part of your own, and even try to contribute a bit if they let you, or not.

 

Saskia, proficiat met uw viering, you totally deserve it.

 

bart

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