Or should I say, year in random pictures ? In this TR, only pictures of events and stuff I attended during the past year. Things I want to share here, but combined in 1 report because this is all non-themepark related. Still, I hope you like the pics.
Aper'eau, the summer after work events in the city of Antwerp. Every 2 weeks at another location, they put up a bar with a DJ and about 1000 people are coming together for a drink in open air. In fact, it's a spanish thing. In spain they organise these random apero evenings via internet. In Spain everybody is bringing their own drinks and they just have a drink together. Here in Antwerp, it's more commercial with a bar and nobody is bringing their own drinks, but it's cool to come together with a lot of people during summer.
I had to go to Berlin for work. We made a TPR-style stop at this building, the bundstag or something like that. 'Get off the bus, and take some pictures. In 5 minutes we will leave' ;-)
At the gasstation, my cool daughter gave me the devil sign
Work invited some clients for a boat ride through the port of Antwerp. Having to concentrate and watch out what you say to the clients, is actually much more tiring than sitting in front your screen at the office. At least, you get to take some nice pictures
In the back of the car of 2 friends, after spending the afternoon at Soulfest. A soul music festival in the city of Antwerp. Here's my good friend Michael emptying his glass while cruising through the city on to our next stop.
Next stop ;-)
Another Aper'eau evening with some colleagues
Cirque@ttack, a free entrance festival in the village where I live. In the afternoon it's great to hang out with my kids
In the evening with friends, it usually ends like this
Antwerpen Proeft/Antwerp tasts : awesome concept. Some 50 restaurants sell their stuff at moderate prices and you get to taste all kinds of different stuff. And drink of course
With my brother-in-law at a party for my youngest daughter
Olmense Zoo. One of the best zoos in Belgium
My friend won 2 tickets for MDNA, worth 300 euro. I don't get people want to pay that amount of money for a concert of hardly 2 hours
Even if it is Madonna.
Heather Nova at another free entrance festival Casa Blanca
One of my favorite DJ's : Dr Lektroluv
Casa Blanca is held at a former abbey
And on to the next festival : Summerfestival. 60000 youngsters celebrate the end of the school year. We felt quite old at that festival
Another party we threw to celebrate the birthday of my daughters. Michael ended up in the swimming pool :-)
It was very hot that day, so the pool was really welcome
Awesome day and party
I don't even remember which event this was. I remember there was vodka in those things :-)
Another hot evening during summer at Bocadero Antwerp. One of the city beach experiences we have here
Houza Palooza. Yet another dance music festival we attended
Yeah, we're getting old
And only dring water this time
No angel :-)
Great festival though
And more Dr Lektroluv
And clearly, this is Laundry Day
Don't think I will go again next year. It's just too overcrowded
My colleagues and me
Michael and his colleague
Gastronautica: an event for the branch I work in. The food always sucks. At least, there's an open bar
I assume there is some wodka in this
Sunset festival. One of the better festival I attended
The settings at the lake are so beautiful
We spend most of the time in front of the hard style stage.
Aerial pic of the festival
I borrowed some pics from the festival's FB page because they are so awesome
Fireworks is always good
Off-shore the place is called where I took this picture. It's at the left bank of the river in Antwerp. Exellent place to take pictures of the right bank where the old city is situated
Cuba in Antwerp
Muse in Antwerp
I still like Muse, though I liked them more a few years ago
Winter in the city centre park
Fête Burlesque in a castle
It was a GREAT evening when these girls started their show. I have some pictures of the ladies taken some minutes later, but those will be too shocking for you ;-)
Sensation White. Great indoor party. You can't get in if you're not dressed in white
great great show
It ended at 6 am
Fireball !!! (or something like that)
My own f*ck you midget
80/90/00's party. What an absolutely great vibe
Another Antwerpen Proeft/Antwerp taste event. This time we bought vip tickets. You get ample food tickets and more important, you can drink whatever you want at the nice price of 0/zero euro
I really wish a could drink more that evening
2** Michelin chef food
During lunch, I tend to go to this place near work. Excellent place to be on you own and relax a bit and just, enjoy life
My youngest daughter asked me to paint her face for Halloween. She scared herself when looking in the mirror
My daughter likes to prepare dinner during the weekend. I'm not exaggerating, but this was real good food
Last Octobre we organized a party. This is me with my best friend. Btw, thanks Hans for coming over from Holland
Some weeks ago, we tested an electrical car with some colleagues.
it's a MIA car. The concept is that the car is designed like how a kid would draw a car. I admit, it's not the most beautiful car there is, but it's really nice to drive it.
Some last pictures of my random TR,
Swedish House Mafia
They were doing a last tour before their split.
This was one absolutely crazy night, I swear
It's weird to call it a concert, because they're DJ's, but I have to say it, this was one of the best 'concerts' ever
I am sooo jealous of your cocert trips over there. Unfortunately here, most of the big concerts seem to usually be about monster trucks, driving around in a pick em up truck with a 12 pack, gun racks and throwin chick'n bones out the winders, singing about the saddest day of their lives when the dog left them and the wife stayed. you get the drift. Those shows over there look so immersive and fun.
Another update. Last spring we visited Phantasialand. It was only 10 degrees C, but no wind at all. This was one of the first nice days of the year, not only for the weather. I combined this TR with the pics of our visit to Tomorrowland last year. That was one of the most perfect days of my life. On to the pics.
Our first ride on Maus au Chocolat. It's a type of Toy Story shooting ride, which is of course great
My best friend and her daughter
My daughter and me
Gotta love Kong
Black Mamba : maybe not the best ride, but the theming is so awesome
I don't know why, but I love Phantasialand China
Just can't get enough ....
Africa in the sun
One more ride on Maus au chocolate
Tomorrowland 2012 : it was my first time at Tomorrowland. The festival sells out in seconds, if their server would hold the pressure. 2 million people trying to order tickets at the same time. 110000 tickets DID sell out in 1 (one) second 2 weeks later, but on March 24, 70000 tickets were put on sale for Belgians only. I was sitting in front of my screen at 11 am but the server crashed completely. I didn't sit the whole day in front of my computer, but I managed to buy 2 tickets that day, at ...... 130 am the next morning. This was already one of the happiest moments of my life. I had tickets for Tomorrowland !!!!!!!!
On the day itself ...... we were almost in
My friend and i, we're in :-)
First, lunch at a 2 Michelin star chef restaurant
Tomorrowland is really at the perfect place. It's amazingly beautiful
View from the ferriswheel
Cloud rider, excellent name for a ferriswheel
It would fit perfectly in a TPR trip
Yeah, I will
The event site is themed like cray. Like Disney/Universal style, although the whole thing reminds me more of the Efteling.
Even the restrooms are awesome. Free deo included
I want candy !!!
Book of wisdom
If you find your perfect girl at the festival and can't wait till you get home, here's the place you have to be. Free condoms included.
Selfie (word of the year in the UK, Belgium and the Netherlands
My brother, t-shirt wise at least
We were there on the second day. I'm sure this guy was there also on the first day ;-)
View on MainStage from the vip area
Absolutely amazing vide
View from the balcony ....
More people at the techno stage now
Time for dessert
With 1 Michelin star chef Roger Vandamme
We want more
Helicopters throwing down rose leafs
Stage on fire
The vibe at MainStage was something I have never felt before
These pics can't describe the amazing day we had at Tomorrowland. One of the best days of my life
Hope you enjoyed. Next updates will be about our visit to Orlando 1 year ago
^Thanks. If you can, just do it and make it to Tomorrowland next year. It'll be 2 weekends next year. 360000 tickets which will sell out in seconds. Hope I will be able to get my hand on tickets again. It's the 10th edition next year.
Long time lurker on your threads but, I just want to say how fantastic it is to see all these events from your eyes going to them all.
Tomorrowland is THE festival I've want to go to for years but never got the chance, good job getting tickets! Someday, someday it will happen! Keep up the good work buddy, I love reading your threads. Party on
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