Like father, like son: rolling in the mud during a festival
And another week passed by. Time flies when you're having fun. I've had vacation for just a week and after a regular timeshift during the day, it's great to be in a more flexible mode again. Sleeping out is great when you're not used to it anymore. But it wasn't exactly a quiet vacation. I spent the first few days enjoying Amsterdam and the next days I was at two different festivals in Belgium.
The Belgian cities seem to have an enormous budget for their festivals. Especially the small ones. In my city of birth Alkmaar they are already happy when Marco Borsato is willing to throw a concert, but in Lokeren a festival week takes 10 days and there are artists like Alice Cooper, Public Enemy and the Human League! I only went there on Thursday. One one evening I've seen both the Dandy Warhols and Sisters of Mercy. The day after I went to the Dranouter festival, where my favorite was the Italian jazz legend Paolo Conte. This week I went back to work again, exhausted from my well deserved vacation.