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Re: Photo TR : Europapark

Postby GwaziBSRider1 » Sat Dec 14, 2013 1:36 pm

This TR is great! It has inspired me to begin the planning of a Germany trip for next year! :)
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Re: Photo TR : Europapark

Postby PCW_Nut » Sat Dec 14, 2013 2:12 pm

Great report. Definitely on my bucket list of parks to get to.

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Photo TR : Random year in pictures

Postby Groteslurf » Sun Dec 15, 2013 1:28 pm

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.
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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.
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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' ;-)
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At the gasstation, my cool daughter gave me the devil sign
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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
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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.
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Next stop ;-)
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Another Aper'eau evening with some colleagues
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Cirque@ttack, a free entrance festival in the village where I live. In the afternoon it's great to hang out with my kids
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In the evening with friends, it usually ends like this
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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
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Me
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With my brother-in-law at a party for my youngest daughter
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Olmense Zoo. One of the best zoos in Belgium
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Close encounters
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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
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Even if it is Madonna.
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Heather Nova at another free entrance festival Casa Blanca
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One of my favorite DJ's : Dr Lektroluv
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Casa Blanca is held at a former abbey
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And on to the next festival : Summerfestival. 60000 youngsters celebrate the end of the school year. We felt quite old at that festival
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Another party we threw to celebrate the birthday of my daughters. Michael ended up in the swimming pool :-)
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It was very hot that day, so the pool was really welcome
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Awesome day and party
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I don't even remember which event this was. I remember there was vodka in those things :-)
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Another hot evening during summer at Bocadero Antwerp. One of the city beach experiences we have here
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Houza Palooza. Yet another dance music festival we attended
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Yeah, we're getting old
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And only dring water this time
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No angel :-)
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Great festival though
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La Fuente
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And more Dr Lektroluv
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And clearly, this is Laundry Day
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Don't think I will go again next year. It's just too overcrowded
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Laundry flags
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My colleagues and me
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Michael and his colleague
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Gastronautica: an event for the branch I work in. The food always sucks. At least, there's an open bar
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I assume there is some wodka in this
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Sunset festival. One of the better festival I attended
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The settings at the lake are so beautiful
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Really beautiful
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We spend most of the time in front of the hard style stage.
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Aerial pic of the festival
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I borrowed some pics from the festival's FB page because they are so awesome
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Fireworks is always good
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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
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Cuba in Antwerp
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Muse in Antwerp
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I still like Muse, though I liked them more a few years ago
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Winter in the city centre park
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Fête Burlesque in a castle
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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 ;-)
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Sensation White. Great indoor party. You can't get in if you're not dressed in white
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great great show
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It ended at 6 am
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Fireball !!! (or something like that)
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Flying persons
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Mr White
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My own f*ck you midget
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80/90/00's party. What an absolutely great vibe
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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
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I really wish a could drink more that evening
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2** Michelin chef food
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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
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My youngest daughter asked me to paint her face for Halloween. She scared herself when looking in the mirror
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My daughter likes to prepare dinner during the weekend. I'm not exaggerating, but this was real good food
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Last Octobre we organized a party. This is me with my best friend. Btw, thanks Hans for coming over from Holland
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Some weeks ago, we tested an electrical car with some colleagues.
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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.
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Some last pictures of my random TR,
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Swedish House Mafia
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They were doing a last tour before their split.
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This was one absolutely crazy night, I swear
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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
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Re: Photo TR : Random year in pictures

Postby djcoastermark » Sun Dec 15, 2013 3:58 pm

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.

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Re: Photo TR : Random year in pictures

Postby Groteslurf » Mon Dec 16, 2013 1:36 pm

^Haha, perfect description. I see and hear the concerts you attend in my head now =)
Thanks for your comment =)

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Photo TR : Phantasialand & Tomorrowland

Postby Groteslurf » Tue Dec 17, 2013 2:27 pm

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.
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Our first ride on Maus au Chocolat. It's a type of Toy Story shooting ride, which is of course great
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My best friend and her daughter
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My daughter and me
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Gotta love Kong
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Black Mamba : maybe not the best ride, but the theming is so awesome
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Meuh tower
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Good China
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I don't know why, but I love Phantasialand China
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Just can't get enough ....
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Africa in the sun
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One more ride on Maus au chocolate
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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 !!!!!!!!
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On the day itself ...... we were almost in
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My friend and i, we're in :-)
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First, lunch at a 2 Michelin star chef restaurant
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Tomorrowland is really at the perfect place. It's amazingly beautiful
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View from the ferriswheel
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Cloud rider, excellent name for a ferriswheel
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me
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my friend
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It would fit perfectly in a TPR trip
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Yeah, I will
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The event site is themed like cray. Like Disney/Universal style, although the whole thing reminds me more of the Efteling.
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Perfect weather
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Even the restrooms are awesome. Free deo included
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Baccardi house
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What ?
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I want candy !!!
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And beer
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Morph peeps
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Book of wisdom
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MainStage
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Cloud rider
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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.
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Hidden forrest
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Selfie (word of the year in the UK, Belgium and the Netherlands
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My brother, t-shirt wise at least
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We were there on the second day. I'm sure this guy was there also on the first day ;-)
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View on MainStage from the vip area
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Absolutely amazing vide
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View from the balcony ....
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So true
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Baccardi time
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More people at the techno stage now
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Time for dessert
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With 1 Michelin star chef Roger Vandamme
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We want more
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Helicopters throwing down rose leafs
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Stage on fire
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The vibe at MainStage was something I have never felt before
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Madness
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These pics can't describe the amazing day we had at Tomorrowland. One of the best days of my life
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Hope you enjoyed. Next updates will be about our visit to Orlando 1 year ago

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Re: Photo TR : phantasialand & Tomorrowland

Postby kidcoaster 2 » Tue Dec 17, 2013 9:38 pm

Awesome photos! I would love to make my way to Tomorrowland some day. I just love a good party!

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Re: Photo TR : phantasialand & Tomorrowland

Postby Groteslurf » Wed Dec 18, 2013 1:54 pm

^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.

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Re: Photo TR : phantasialand & Tomorrowland

Postby eddytheviper » Wed Dec 18, 2013 2:18 pm

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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Re: Photo TR : phantasialand & Tomorrowland

Postby noyzz » Wed Dec 18, 2013 5:20 pm

So jealous of those festivals!!!! One day!!!

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