Last weekend I was with a dear friend, Rose, at Pinkpop. A Dutch festival in the south of The Netherlands. I’ve been there in 2013 for a day and went back in 2014 for a whole weekend. Now I thought it was time to go back there again and make some new great memories.
That was a very good choice, because it was astonishing!
In this article you can read about my adventures there and ofcourse who I’ve seen.
On the first day of the festival there were people planned that most people were coming there for; Justin Bieber and Martin Garrix.
I wasn’t going there for JB, but Rose really wanted to go to him, but you read that in a sec.
Let’s first start at the beginning.
At 4 o’clock in the morning my alarm clock went off. I packed my stuff, got into the car, picked up Rose at her house and off we went!
Driving there wasn’t the problem, it was about 2 ½ hours ride, but we had so much fun in the car that the time flew by. The real problem began when we got there. So they have three campings to set up your tent, camping A, B and C.
A and B where more for the younger people that enjoys an after party and doesn’t mind the music that people can play early in the morning. C is for the people that do like some silence after a long day of music.
We wanted to be on camping B, but parked the car accidentally in front of camping C. The campings are a 15 minutes walk after each other, so nothing to worry, except when you are carrying about 10 kg. of weight on you shoulders an in your hands and you need to walk up a hill! This had us stop at every 10 metres because one of us needed a break, but we made it eventually! We put the tent down and I napped for 1 ½ hour after that because I really was tired.
Although the worst thing isn’t the walking to the camping really, I mean it’s hard, but it makes it harder having that voice in your head and the stress of getting a good spot at the camping. I don’t know if you have ever been at a festival camping, but the tents are really, really near each other!
3 o’clock in the afternoon, Pinkpop started! We were going to see some good dutch bands like Chef’special and Kensington, but also Justin Bieber and Martin Garrix. As I said earlier, I’m not a fan of Justin, I do like his last album though, but I went there because Rose wanted to and I stayed with her during the concert.
This day I saw a band that I was waiting to get the chance for since I was about 14 years old. I saw Green Day, but from very up close! There were only two people between me and the fence, that’s how close I was.
It wasn’t easy though, we waited for them for 4 hours at the main stage. Before them Broederliefde (A dutch rap band) and Imagine Dragons were performing but we had still two hours to fill in. I entertained myself with my mobile and talking to strangers, it wasn’t that hard. I did get two times an elbow against my head and sore feet from standing, but in the end it was all worth it!
The last day of the great grand weekend. We decided we wanted to make the day a bit more relaxing than the ones before. We wanted to see more of the actual area, since there weren’t bands we wanted to see from up close, this was possible.
We saw some great spots on the festival, ate delicious things and I bought a very cute top and bottom from a little store that was there.
Also there was a large building set up so when you were standing above it, you can see the whole Pinkpop area, and that was so cool to see!
This day we did see: Rag’n’bone Man, Sum 41 (also a band I was crazy about 7 years ago), Mø and Kings Of Leon.
That were the three days of Pinkpop, three days that I will never forget.
And I know already that this wasn’t my last time going to Pinkpop!
Who would you really like to see live sometime?
Much of love, Joy