Oh dear, I’ve seriously neglected this blog in the past two months… Can’t believe how out of the loop I’ve been. I guess it means I didn’t have time but also didn’t feel like there was anything worth writing about. There kind of was though, but it took up so much of my time that I didn’t even think about writing anything about it.
Yep, that’s right, I co-organised a festival that took place on Saturday. The whole story began back in February, when Kasper-Jan told Herlinde and I we were organising a festival, just like that. There was no use in disagreeing, and so we agreed. It’s been a bit of a rollercoaster since with especially the last month being very busy but all our hard work paid off cause it couldn’t have run more smoothly!
We almost sold out beforehand and it didn’t take long on the day to actually sell out. The crowd was a mixture of everything and everyone: from young to old, foreign to Belgian. We had Vegan Peasant taking care of the catering and cooking up some delicious foods and of course our artists playing great sets! And on top of that everyone was super nice and grateful (from the audience over the volunteers and catering to the artists themselves). I couldn’ thave been more pleased with the outcome and won’t forget the experience too soon.
Whether or not there’ll be another edition in the future is unclear for now but I’m not sure we could ever top last Saturday. Here are a couple of pictures that capture the atmosphere perfectly:
(Maria Minerva from far away)
(that’s me down there to the right, in the white dress)
(Ruud performing as Tina Sabrina Joyce during Pictureplane’s set)
I took lots with a disposable too so you’ll see those appear in the next couple of days / weeks.
All photos by Jens Vranckx