Wednesday, May 30, 2007

Pink Pop!!!

For those of you who don't know what this is...
Pink Pop is a big 3-day music festival in the Netherlands during 'Pinksteren' (Lent or Pentecost).
They abreviated 'Pinksteren' to pink..and because it's a popfestival named it: Pink Pop. And..going a bit further: 'pop' is the Dutch word for 'doll'.
So the mascotte of the festival is a doll with a pink dress. And you can buy pink heads, and yes most people dó buy them!! Damnit for not getting my hands on one this year.

Me, Erwin and a friend only went on monday because the big bands would be playing then.
Line up on monday: The Fratellis, The Kooks, Macy Gray, 30 seconds to Mars, Wolfmother, Stone Sour, The Dave Mathews band, Maria Mena, Korn, Evanescence, Linkin Park and as final act: The Smashing Pumpkins!

I saw:
- Stone Sour (somehow the volume levelling on that stage kinda sucked so we couldn't really hear the singer's voice over the music good enough)
- Wolfmother from a distance.
- Evanescence: alas only 30 minutes, because we wanted to see the Smashing Pumpkins completely from a good spot. But it was very nice.
- Linkin Park: this was in one word: AWESOME!!!!!!! Best show I saw in ages and we had a nice little mosh pit with about 10 guys.
- The Smashing Pumpkins: typically a band where when you hear their songs you are like..oh yes I know this one!!!! They had strange dresses on (the guys) and one hot female guitarist and a 'helloooo nurse' on keyboard.

Some short youtube footage of the LP show (look for pink hats ;) ):

One Step Closer

One Step Closer *different view and longer..*

With You
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In July I'm going to the Roskilde festival in Danmark, but then the for the full festival, not one day.
One day of Pink Pop was definitely worth it, but it's a serious week-breaker.
Alarm clock at 4am, bus at 5 am, arrival at 11.30 am, left at 11.30 pm, arrived back in Groningen 5am...back in bed at 5.30 am...tired as fuck!


Blogger R2K said...

I want to go.

1 June 2007 at 13:27  

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