030Fest was a mini festival, organized on Strand Oog In Al, a city beach in Utrecht. With no plans I decided to join my homie Marco Resmann who was playing there.
Free Your Mind was a long week this year. I was on the festival area from Monday ’till Sunday, taking photos of the buildup and all things around it… Pics of it will be online later, but first the festival.
Today was the first edition of Symphonica Elektronica, a new festival which took place in Utrecht, on the Haarrijnse plas. Normally I hate going to festivals early but now I had to, since one of my best friends was opening on the NL030 stage.
Utrecht has a nice city beach, called Oog In Al. It’s located on a point where 2 canals merge, so water on both sides and nonstop sunny. I had planned to go there because Norman Weber and Marco Resmann would be playing together (as Luna City Express).
Friday was a special day. Karocel was scheduled to play in the Melkweg. Karocel is a project by Mathias Kaden, Marbert Rocel and Mitchi Nagler. I first heard them at NachtDigital where they rocked the mainstage in the sun, which was one of the best sets of the summer.
DJ Hell was in town, which is a rare thing, so I visited Club Air to see/listen what he was up to. I was surprised how ’empty’ it was. The club wasn’t even ‘complete’, it was made smaller with black curtains… Luckily he played nice, nothing spectacular, but nice…
It was Saturday evening, I was chilling on the couch from 2 nights clubbing, when a friend called: I’m going to Awakenings… wanna go with… I did actually, so I quickly put on some decent clothes and went to the “Gas”.
The weekend starts here is a proper description for last night… Marco Resmann (Luna City Express) was in town to play at BC12 and since he’s a friend and I had no plans I decided to join him which ended up on a clubhopping tour through Amsterdam.
If you have nothing to do on a Sunday afternoon, you can just throw your own party, somewhere where you won’t disturb anyone. That’s what some people did in Utrecht, yesterday.
It was time to go to Mannheim again for Time Warp, my 11th time in a row. And still I’m not bored. It’s just so much fun seeing so many people you know, because Time Warp is always a sort of reunion.