Bevrijdingsdag / Buzzfest

So this weekend was Bevrijdingsdag (liberation day), celebrating the end of world-war II by means of many great festivals all across the country. This coupled with Buzz getting a new house in Wageningen the day before and throwing a housewarming party led me to celebrate bevrijdingsdag in Wageningen this year. Wageningen appears to have one of the biggest festivals, with various stages spread across the small city-center.

I left for Wageningen around noon on Saturday, and after driving for about an hour I got there, circling the city-center for a while (all roads were blocked) till I finally found my way to Buzz’s new place (and a parking-spot). His new house is richt on the edge of the center, so from there it was a 2 minute walk until I arrived at the first festival stage. After a few minutes and phonecalls I managed to find Buzz, Weazle, Moos and the others at Dense Architecture, a stage with a drum’n’bass, electronica, experimental musical theme. We spent quite some time there enjoying the sun and the music (including Nintendo Gameboy generated dance tunes).


After a while Mayo also joined us there. Later in the evening after a few trips back to Buzz’s place for more beers we went to see “Jaya the Cat” on the “Kabaal Am Gemaal” stage and dropped by Racoon on the market-square, but that turned out to be ‘not-quite-it’ for us. On the way back we picked up the last few minutes of Benny Rodrigues. After having re-assembled at Buzz’s house we left for a afterparty playing minimal in some squatted building down the road. The music was nice, but the temperature was rising quickly in the unventilated room (with lots of smoke) so after an hour or so I had enough of it and went back.

After a few hours the rest of the group got back and went to sleep, snoring like madman. Being no longer intoxicated I couldn’t get back to sleep so I decided to head home (around 7 am) and enjoy a few more hours of silent sleep in my own comfy bed 🙂







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