Thursday, August 25, 2011

Lowlands 2011 Day 1

After 3 years I visited the Lowlands festival again. With 12 people in our group it was a bit of an expedition getting all our stuff (2 sleeping tents, a party tent, food and cloths etc) on the camping on thursdaynight, but using 2 carts and a lot of patience got the job done.

As usual we brought a lot of knakworsten (small kind of 'Frankfurters'), bread and mayonaise for breakfast and plenty of chocolate and golden power (cheap red bull) and other snacks. Driving to Lowlands we heared about the tragedy on Pukkelpop and hoped that the rain we had on the road would be the last or at least the worst. As it turned out we only had 1 or 2 major rainshowers.

Friday - Day 1 of 3
Anna Calvi

Didn't like it as much as I thought I would.

James Blake

It got off to a bit of a slow start, but the song above turned the crowd around. Some of the girls in our group complained about feeling a bit ill from the bass. I just got a major sunburn from sitting just outside the tent in the sun enjoying the music.

Rise Against

*this one is 1 of 5, so you can actually check the entire concert!!! I really need to check out more of them since I only knew them by name and I think I would've enjoyed it a lot more if I knew some of their tracks.

Noah and the whale

Most if not all of their tunes are borrowed (this one: Lola), but that made it recognizable and fun.

The naked and famous

Paul Kalkbrenner
I only walked passed this, didn't have enough time to really check it out. Looks like I missed out.

After the regular concerts there was a 'Zero's Heroes' DJ playing everything from 2000-2010ish which was fun, but the crowd almost exploded after they switched to all 90s music. Always nice to scream out your lungs on 90s hits and dancing around on happy hardcore tunes.

Don't know on which night this was, but probably every night...:
One of the strange highlights was a somewhat ad hoc party at the camping store from Hema:

'Where is the Hema?...The Hema's overhere!' Is basicly what everybody was chanting running around with inflatable sausages and 3AM.

Tomorrow: Saturday - Day 2
The day after tomorrow: Sunday - Day 3



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