chocolate in Brugge
“It’s smarter to travel in groups. Take the bus.” De Lijn, Belgium
seems like these are older ads… but I didn’t know about them :) lovely… and I’m also all for public transportation…and walking, if reasonable distance. still have to learn to ride the bike :/
Rock Werchter 2008… Belgium and The Netherlands. part 2
As mentioned in this previous post about Incubus, going to concerts, festivals and listening to my favourite musicians playing live was a dream for me… that came true :)
At the beginning of 2008, being in Italy (where I was studying at that moment), I started looking for a summer music festival that would have lots of good music, of course :) Rock Werchter was mentioned on a forum… I checked it and then shortly I bought a ticket. It had Radiohead, Sigur Ros, Mody etc. on the agenda…
Below is the original timetable that I kept as a memory (i just took this picture) :)
That time I really did my homework… namely listening on Youtube to 1-2-3 songs of the bands that I didn’t already know, such that I could decide whom to see and whom to skip, because there were 2 stages and some performances were overlapping. Anyway, the decision about seeing/skipping had to be also made concerning the bands that I knew (and maybe liked).
And since I was travelling to Belgium (where Rock Werchter is held), I thought to plan an entire trip… of 20-21 days :)
I’ve seen dEUS twice. First time when they headlined the Rock Werchter Festival in 2008… well, Radiohead, Sigur Ros, Moby and other big guys performed that year at the festival, but it is a Belgian festival…and dEUS are from Belgium. Thus I understand the national pride…and dEUS was a great band to headline even for non-Belgians.
Now I don’t know when I found out about them…. maybe when checking out (this means also listening to some songs of every band announced) the line-up of the festival… or maybe before.
The second time was this past weekend, in Zurich (venue - Rote Fabrik - a very cool place). I normally do not listen to a lot of dEUS, I know just a couple of songs, but again they were great live and I moved all the time. It gets psychedelic at times. I like myself that I can dance and enjoy without knowing by heart the repertoire of a band… I can do so even for totally new for me music, as long as it appeals to me at that very moment - then that’s great. I am always open for new stuff.
These days I’m kind of obsessed with this song - ”Bad Timing”, I loved it at the concert (and I did’t know it), came back home, looked for it… and put it on repeat.