This Saturday you may find me lurking around and/or see me dance my ass off in the Jaarbeurs in Utrecht. The fifth anniversary of Time Warp Holland, the ‘little’ brother of the Time Warp Germany events in Mannheim. Inside you’ll learn everything there’s to know including directions to the Jaarbeurs and the two official afterparties. So will you be there?
In my previous blog post I talked you through my top ten reasons not to go to festivals. Should you’ve missed it, you can read the article here (opens in a new window). So now let’s go into reasons why people like myself do go to festivals. Actually there’s one reason: because they are FUN! But let’s go into it a little deeper than that. And as always, you’re more than welcome to add your own thoughts in the comments.
Let me start this post with a a serious disclaimer. If you’re new to festivals and considering a first time in 2013, its probably better for you to skip this article all together. It might just ruin your festival spirits, possibly forever. Even being the festival junkie that I am, I myself started doubting my festival drive during the creation of this piece. That being said, I’m hoping you’re still reading. You’ve been warned.
How well do we know our party friends? That’s the question a collaboration of alcohol and drug peer education projects in Europe have been wondering about. Interviewing party people about how well they take care (and are taken care of) by their friends. This Saturday (November 24th) the Nightlife Empowerment and Well-being Implementation Project (NEWIP) is organizing The European Party Friends Night. So let’s take a moment to find out how well you know your party friends.
Its been a few months since my last blog post. Shame on me indeed. I had to go through over a thousand pending comments, all of them spam. They’re gone now so feel free to drop a real comment. I’ll gladly approve one for a change. But first things first, a little update as to what’s been going on. More content coming soon!
I’ve been wanting to write this article for a while. What I did was try making a top 10 list of festivals this summer. But I can’t do it. And really, why would I? Instead I’ll just list the festivals I definitely plan to go to and tell you a little bit about them. They’re listed in order they’re happening. This way I don’t have to make a choice which I like best (perhaps something for afterwards).
It’s been a while since my last update. In fact it’s been way too long for what was supposed to become an active blog. Thankfully the festival season offers plenty to write about. Expect new articles soon about festivals not-to-miss, festival survival tips and some festival reviews.
For now, let me know what festivals are on your agenda and which ones you’re looking forward to the most by dropping a comment!
Some time ago I wrote a piece about Draw Something and Charadium. Even though I liked Charadium better, I ended up playing Draw Something. But I’m done drawing. Mostly because of the lack of a competitive element, but also because I’ve discovered a new multiplayer game. Meet Rumble, an addictive game about finding words. It’s fast paced and players have an equal chance to win. Continue reading for the full review.
After a few months of inactivity it’s about time to revive the moment. A week ago I went to a studio in Utrecht to follow a lesson in electronic music production. I learnt some new tips & tricks and found the inspiration and ideas to give new life to my live act M for momentum. More lessons coming soon and there’s also some gigs coming. About time to fire up Ableton live and start creating. I’ll be playing live in Roosendaal on Fri 27th of April at RDG invites.
It’s been almost two weeks since Time Warp 2012 happened in Mannheim, Germany. Having a press accreditation to the event, I had a piece to write afterwards. It took me a bit longer than usual but it’s finally up over at Beats and Beyond. Here’s a snippet of the review.
“Honestly there’s no other event that I can look forward to as much as Time Warp Germany. For me this was Time Warp Germany edition number eight. And still, the same magic is there as there was when I went for the first time…”