Orgel Vreten

At the end of 2012 I saw Orgel Vreten in Vera, one of the most enjoyable gigs in a long time as it combined incredible muscianship with endless Hammond-solos and tons of enthusiasm and fun on stage, and all that with a groove you can can dance to. And they’re back!

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Barcelona 2014

Huge metropolitan cities have a vibe of their own. Not only is there a normal daily routine, but the constant invasion of tourists make the city buzz with anticipation, activities 24/7. Having visited Rome, Paris and New York, I now (finally) visited Barcelona and I loved it! Every minute of it.

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Photo exposition Zilveren Camera 2013

The KunstSalon Assen in Assen currently houses the photo exposition of the 2013 Zilveren Camera. An great collection of fun, impressive, emotional photos of domestic and foreign photography, journalistic and documentary.

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Kolkend Assen 2014 kickoff

This weekend the kickoff of the cultural season of Assen was held in the Gouverneurstuin. Lots of stalls with information on the new theater season, what musical activities there will be, the library aiming for new subscribers, cinema-plans and a lot of culinary activities.

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What’s In The Bag?

As an avid reader of JapanCameraHunter‘s blog and in particular the section ‘ What’s in the bag?” where photographers allow a little peak into their various camera-bags, I thought it would be a fun idea to share mine. Especially as I am now finally able -as so many of JCH’s blogposts do- to include an actual Leica :) This then is the setup that will accompany me to and into Barcelona.

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Prinsentuin arch

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Prinsentuin Groningen

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Out cycling in Drenthe

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Noorderzon day 4

There was lots and lots of music at Noorderzon again on Sunday. Starting with a huge line of people outside the Spiegeltent waiting to get in. Not much change of getting a ticket for Sun Kil Moon then. Fortunately there were more then enough other options. Starting with a bit of culture.

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Noorderzon day 3

The Noorderzon 2014 edition is in full swing again with lots of activities, interesting eating and drinking locations and of course art, theater and lots of music. Having missed the first two days I started on Saturday with a few terrific concerts.

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Warpaint and Amatorski at De Oosterpoort

Most of the summer-festivals have been held now and as the weather’s slowly shifting into fall-mode (lots and lots of rain this week), what better way to start the indoor concert season that with a fantastic band? And as luck would have it De Oosterpoort had Warpaint over.

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Oldtimerdag Ruinerwold

On Saturday August 16 the 22nd Oldtimerdag in Ruinerwold was held, an annual celebration of old mopeds, motorbikes, vans, trucks, tractors and cars with everything from the very, very old to the early eighties. And to think I nearly missed that. I got a comment on a photo on Instagram mentioning it and as I thought it was a cool idea, I went. Also in hopes of finding a few lovely Alfa Romeo’s.

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Bavaria

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Dina Popma and Arjan Brandsma at Roodehaan

Roodehaan at Warfhuizen is a campsite and a restaurant where the owners organize terrific concerts. In July and August they have concerts there every Saturday. And on this Saturday they had Dina Popma as main act. Last year Dina opened for Town of Saints at the same location and not long ago I visited her gig in Zwolle. A return to Roodehaan seemed fitting.

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Heritage Blues Orchestra

On July 10th the Heritage Blues Orchestra played to a packed Vanslag venue in Borger, a fantastic concert honoring old real American music.

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