While most of Groningen was still recovering from the onslaught that Eurosonic and Noorderslag brought, Vera was already in gig mode again last night and had Matthew Caws over for a solo performance.
On Saturday Eurosonic had ended and Noorderslag was preparing itself for one huge party at night. During the day however there were still lots of extra musical activities and I visited Platosonic for a few more gigs.
Eurosonic happened again this weekend and so the whole of Groningen was flooded with musicians, TV and Radio stations, promoters and loads of festival goers. around the official Eurosonic-festival there are lots and lots of little sub-festivals. Grunnsonic, Altersonic and Platosonic to name but a few. And then there’s the main stage Eurosonic Air with bigger acts playing free gigs there.
I added the 18mm Fujinon lens by Fujifilm to my Fujifilm-gear today. My ‘missing link’ between the very wide 14mm and the 35mm.
In 2014 I saw many concerts again. Some by band I knew and it introduced many new artists and bands to me and I loved so many of them. It’s absolutely impossible to arrange a set in a Top 10 as there were so many incredible concerts and one is simply so much different to another. But I would like, as is the custom at the end of the year, to highlight a few moments of the year.
As every year I buy way more albums than is good for me (trust me, it’s too much). However I must admit that this year I haven’t bought that many albums that were actually released this year. I’m sure I’ll find a lot that I missed somewhere in the next year, but it has made producing a top 10 list just a bit easier. Continue reading