Last week on Thursday Mattanja Joy Bradley came to Groningen with a new band for a ‘ radio 3FM Serious Talent tour’ and I just had to check that out. Also The New Shining -another 3FM Serious Talent- was to play the second part of the gig.
Ascension Day (a national Dutch holiday) holds two fine traditions. The first being Dew Treading; getting up at 5 past silly in the morning to sing and dance barefoot in the (dew holding) grass. This tradition has been around since the 5th century but is not as widely celebrated these days as it once was (who in his right mind gets up at 4 in the morning on a free day?). The other tradition is not yet as old -it started in 1995- but also involves singing and dancing. The hours the Dauwpop festival is keeping however are by far better.