as you may well know, i’m a plurk fan, a miniblog which i think is far better than twitter. well since i couldn’t access internet during the festival, so i made some kind of a diary in the form of plurks 😛
the photos of the original manual plurks can be seen here.
15.07.2009 14.35 oxalis was on my way to liacs when richard called
15.07.2009 14.45 oxalis went to laura’s room in liacs 115 and borrowed her tent. i finally got a tent, yaaayy!
15.07.2009 14.58 oxalis reaches the station. saw richard carrying a lot of stuff
15.07.2009 15.08 oxalis went to the bank – running out of money in my account
15.07.2009 15.18 oxalis has just missed the 15.18 train to den haag HS. richard is still waiting for me at platform 8
15.07.2009 15.34 oxalis and richard took the stoptrein to den haag centraal instead. lieven dropped his jumper at voorschoten platform.
15.07.2009 15.40 oxalis says richard jumped out the train to get lieven’s jumper in voorschoten. Then returned back to the train
15.07.2009 15.48 oxalis and richard reach den haag laan van NOI and meet lieven
15.07.2009 16.02 oxalis says the train is delayed. waiting, waiting.
15.07.2009 16.03 oxalis hopes we can still get the international train from HS at 16.08
15.07.2009 16.15 oxalis says ok, we miss the international train now
15.07.2009 16.23 oxalis says finally the train arrives.
15.07.2009 16.24 oxalis says it only takes three short minutes to HS and we had to wait for 30 minutes. Darn.
15.07.2009 16.27 oxalis reaches HS with richard and lieven. meets lieven’s girlfriend miranda
15.07.2009 16.44 oxalis takes the train to brussels zuid
15.07.2009 19.34 oxalis says we are squeezing ourselves to get on the 19.34 train to st.ghislain. the train is full of festival goers.
15.07.2009 20.20 oxalis reaches st. ghislain station. Now squeezing myself to get on the shuttle bus
15.07.2009 20.53 oxalis and friends reach the bus stop for the camping site. Now we have to walk.
15.07.2009 20.58 oxalis says there’s a leak on one of the beer cans in richard’s plastic bag. now richard is having another beer.
15.07.2009 21.45 oxalis is entering the camping site. The bags were not checked at all!
15.07.2009 22.02 oxalis meets miranda’s friends: dan, lou, sjoerd, and quinn
15.07.2009 22.30 oxalis is building my tent, helped by richard.
15.07.2009 22.45 oxalis says yaaayy, my tent (uhm i mean laura’s tent) is ready!
15.07.2009 23.02 oxalis chats with the other boys, but then i got sleepy (:|
15.07.2009 23.18 oxalis has a stroll with richard, gets some water from the tap, and has a look around the site
15.07.2009 23.30 oxalis is sleeping in petya’s warm sleeping bag.
16.07.2009 09.50 oxalis is burnt inside the tent. the sun is too damn hot!
16.07.2009 10.40 oxalis is sunbathing with some new friends
16.07.2009 13.18 oxalis got bit by the ants for the third time in less than two hours
16.07.2009 15.00 oxalis is at the dour festival – and i can bring my camera! 🙂
16.07.2009 15.40 oxalis is enjoying papa dada while eating ‘frites met mayo’
16.07.2009 16.50 oxalis has just finished watching and taking photographs of bony king of nowhere – and they’re really good! *thumbs up* (applause)
16.07.2009 17.00 oxalis terbakar matahari
16.07.2009 17.10 oxalis mengantar seorang teman yang kulitnya terbakar ke tempat pembagian suncream. sekalian ngolesin.
16.07.2009 17.40 oxalis is dehydrating
16.07.2009 17.40 oxalis is buying a milkshake to quench my thirst
16.07.2009 17.50 oxalis is chilling out with richard and lieven between the dance hall and the magic tent
16.07.2009 18.04 oxalis thinks the jim jones revue is not bad, thou it is a bit too loud. but now i’m moving to the dance hall as pascale picard is preparing their (or her?) performance
16.07.2009 18.10 oxalis says some people are playing frisbee inside the dance hall tent
16.07.2009 18.12 oxalis feels sleepy. a friend of mine has even fallen asleep. but probably he just had too much beers.
16.07.2009 18.30 oxalis fell asleep for a little while, sitting and hugging my bag. i was thinking of laying myself down, but we were in the middle of people passing by.
16.07.2009 19.06 oxalis suka ga ngerti kalo ada orang yang ngajak anaknya ke festival
16.07.2009 19.30 oxalis says richard is going back to the tent. lieven and miranda are going to get some dinner. i’m going back to the dance hall to get some nap.
16.07.2009 19.40 oxalis is writing my tour diary as people are going out of the dance hall at the end of pascale picard’s performance
16.07.2009 20.41 oxalis thinks MVSC is great. despite indie-rock-electroclash is so 2000, while i’m from the 90’s generation.
16.07.2009 21.25 oxalis says cocoon is playing an acoustic version of “hey ya”.
16.07.2009 22.10 oxalis is luntang lantung bareng richard (eyeroll)
16.07.2009 23.00 oxalis has returned to my tent. i think i’m going to get some sleep (sleeping)
16.07.2009 23.40 oxalis says hey, there are some guys pissing near me tent! (angry)
17.07.2009 00.00 oxalis says hey, it’s raining
17.07.2009 04.00 oxalis is awake in the middle of the night. i hope it stops raining
17.07.2009 06.05 oxalis says it seems that laura’s tent passes the rain test 😛
17.07.2009 10.20 oxalis is finally awake and having a raisin bread for breakfast
17.07.2009 11.09 oxalis was sitting outside with friends when it suddenly rained
17.07.2009 11.48 oxalis condemns people who peed near me tent. now i can smell the urines every time a wind blows
17.07.2009 12.46 oxalis bertanya-tanya kepada @glasgowmegasnake apakah the sedan vault termasuk band post rock
17.07.2009 13.11 oxalis thinks the vocalist of the sedan vault wants to crossbreed the style of liam gallagher and ian brown
17.07.2009 13.18 oxalis thinks the dour festival has a bad sound system. ok, not that bad. it’s just not really good. well what can you expect from a 100euro/4 days (read:cheap) festival anyway?
17.07.2009 14.30 oxalis is back to my tent and has some nap
17.07.2009 16.46 oxalis says after missing the chance of seeing walls of jericho in jakarta last year, i finally see them at dour
17.07.2009 16.48 oxalis thinks the weather in dour today is worse than the horrible dutch weather. panas-hujan-panas-hujan. duh mudah-mudahan ga sakit
17.07.2009 16.53 oxalis says walls of jericho tells the crowd to say “fuck! fuck! fuck!”
17.07.2009 18.10 oxalis thinks au revoir simone is really good! it’s like bringing the spirit of the all-keyboardist-band thingy back! 🙂
17.07.2009 18.46 oxalis saw sepultura from some dozens of meters away. But then went back to the magic tent with richard. i guess i’m getting old for sepultura *sigh*
17.07.2009 17.40 oxalis is waiting for next performances, eating fries underneath the tree. richard is having a beer.
17.07.2009 19.01 oxalis is pouring my blue tropical-flavoured-slush into my water bottle
17.07.2009 19.21 oxalis thinks photographers should not dance in the media pit
17.07.2009 19.36 oxalis says tokyo ska paradise orchestra plays mary had a little lamb :p
17.07.2009 20.26 oxalis is watching the dillinger escape plan. gitarisnya manjat speaker. vokalisnya manjat lighting. gitaris satunya lompat-lompat
17.07.2009 21.16 oxalis wonders lagi ngetrend ya band pake drummer dua?
17.07.2009 21.30 oxalis wonders temen gw kemana ya? koq ga ada di tempat tadi? apa udah ke stage satunya?
17.07.2009 21.41 oxalis says udah jalan separo jalan ke stage satunya, ternyata temen gw masih di stage yang tadi
17.07.2009 21.50 oxalis is surrounded by french-speaking people as seeing — or listening to — french-speaking babylon circus
17.07.2009 2146 oxalis thinks …and you will know us by the trail of dead will be know by their trail of deaths of ear-bleeding. Their music is just way too loud. literally. or maybe because the sound system sucks.
17.07.2009 22.30 oxalis thinks some people can be a bit boring when they’re sober. Maybe I am too.
17.07.2009 2245 oxalis is waiting for mercury rev at the red frequency stage. it’s bloody cold and windy out here!
18.07.2009 00.02 oxalis says Mercury Rev was STUNNING!
18.07.2009 00.04 oxalis says my senses on fire!
18.07.2009 00.17 oxalis is back at club ciruit marquee. Listening to animal collective
18.07.2009 00.14 oxalis was electrocuted by my own camera. My hands were freezing, so that was why, I guess.
18.07.2009 00.35 oxalis fell asleep in the middle of (also) sleeping crowd, as animal collective was performing
18.07.2009 01.30 oxalis is back inside my tent, trying to sleep
18.07.2009 10.50 oxalis says akhirnya mandi juga
sesudah mandi 😛
18.07.2009 10.52 oxalis thinks the shower facilities in this festival is not bad. thou of course there’s no hot water and the water is freezing cold!
18.07.2009 11.04 oxalis hopes my shoes dry soon. I hate wearing wet shoes. FYI, my right shoe got soaked by rainwater as I put it near my tent’s door last night 🙁
18.07.2009 11.39 oxalis is listening to mercury rev
18.07.2009 11.47 oxalis says temen gw belum ada yang bangun gini
18.07.2009 14.25 oxalis is queueing to recharge my mobile phone. I hope I can recharge my camera’s battery as well
18.07.2009 14.29 oxalis has just met miranda, dan, and roald. miranda said there’d be no queue at night.. uhm.. (thinking)
18.07.2009 14.40 oxalis says there were lots of people wearing depeche mode t-shirt on pinkpop and tw classic. but here, I guess I’m the only one wearing a pet shop boys t-shirt
18.07.2009 14.45 oxalis is still queueing (:|
18.07.2009 16.05 oxalis is still queueing. yes it’s been 1,5 hours
18.07.2009 16.20 oxalis says thanks to lieven for buying me food tickets
18.07.2009 16.06 oxalis thinks stijn sounds like pet shop boys’ please album mixed with strong new wavey oompa-oompa-oompa blue Monday thingy
18.07.2009 16.39 oxalis is dazily drowned by the music of i like trains
18.07.2009 16.29 oxalis has just finished queueing. phew! two long hours!
18.07.2009 16.44 oxalis wonders why people were kissing as they listen to post-rockey i like trains. maybe because the frustration rate here is really low? (thinking)
18.07.2009 16.53 oxalis thinks bringing an empty lunch box can be very handy. Especially if you don’t eat much at once like me.
18.07.2009 17.10 oxalis met richard and lieven somewhere between dance hall and the magic tent. then we met roald and quinn as they were listening to winston mcanuff at the red frequency stage
18.07.2009 17.53 oxalis says chinese man is playing the doors’ “light my fire”!
18.07.2009 17.49 oxalis says a guy put a coca cola mexican hat on my head. he said it was a present (lol)
18.07.2009 18.40 oxalis hates dry public toilets
18.07.2009 18.47 oxalis says to @wongacid: pir.. gw nonton jazzanova.. :p
18.07.2009 18.55 oxalis says a guy came to me and asked for jazzanova photos.
18.07.2009 19.09 oxalis thinks i need earplugs
18.07.2009 19.16 oxalis says lagi enak-enak ngupil, tau-tau vokalisnya jazzanova atraksi gitar, dimainin di belakang kepala. ga sempet motret. keilangan momen deh gw
18.07.2009 19.55 oxalis is queueing again. This time to recharge my camera’s battery
18.07.2009 20.03 oxalis liat orang tampangnya kayak @sapieasoy (lol)
18.07.2009 20.08 oxalis says udah 3 hari upil gw item-item gini
18.07.2009 21.11 oxalis says ok, enough queueing for today *resting my legs*
18.07.2009 21.33 oxalis is nervous
18.07.2009 22.30 oxalis dihajar dua band post rock dalam sehari
18.07.2009 22.32 oxalis met a belgian boy who went to festivals for the last 3 (yes, three) weekends. And he’s going to pukkelpop as well
18.07.2009 22.48 oxalis met richard, dunya, and lieven near club circuit marquee. but it turned out that richard wanted to see something else first before pet shop boys and will go to the last arena sometime around 23.30
18.07.2009 22.52 oxalis is sneaking in through the crowd. now i’m at the front row
18.07.2009 23.04 oxalis is observing the boxes used for pet shop boys’ performance
18.07.2009 23.26 oxalis says a row of boxes fell down
18.07.2009 23.32 oxalis is very nervous. i really am
18.07.2009 23.43 oxalis says my heart starts missing a beat!
18.07.2009 23.51 oxalis thinks pet shop boys will have the same setlist as their Amsterdam concert
18.07.2009 23.52 oxalis thinks “can you forgive her?” and “pandemonium” is a great combination
19.07.2009 00.08 oxalis says why don’t we live together baby?
19.07.2009 00.14 oxalis says neil returned to the stage with his square sunglasses which he wore for the “did you see me coming?” video
19.07.2009 00.22 oxalis thinks neil looks undeniably gorgeous with the suit and bow tie. he looks a bit like frank sinatra now. :p
19.07.2009 00.43 oxalis says neil wears a bowler hat now. and i want his coat! 😀
19.07.2009 00.57 oxalis is standing right in front of chris. and i can’t get a good shot of him. Except when he was dancing a while on “why don’t we live together?”
19.07.2009 00.23 oxalis thinks it’s such a shame that people are more familiar with pet shop boys covering other people’s songs like “go west” and “always on my mind” 🙁
19.07.2009 01.04 oxalis says I got some good shots of pet shop boys. Neil – close up. Yaay! (dance)
19.07.2009 01.08 oxalis says all good things must come to an end. So does this concert.
19.07.2009 01.09 oxalis says now all my 5 days of camping and 5 hours travel from Leiden mean nothing after being able to see pet shop boys again
19.07.2009 01.15 oxalis thinks as a photographer/fan, I have reached my peak. My finest moment. I don’t think I can ask for more
19.07.2009 01.20 oxalis met dan, miranda, and lieven at the club circuit marquee. The stage is playing a hiphop dj.
19.07.2009 01.26 oxalis was about to return to me tent when i noticed 2 missed calls from richard. called richard
19.07.2009 01.36 oxalis meets richard and dunya near the magic tent. it’s craze and klever, and they played some 90’s dance anthems.
19.07.2009 01.43 oxalis says now they play smack my bitch up. we’re moving through the crowd
19.07.2009 01.50 oxalis says richard keeps on sneaking through the crowd. i got quite a difficult time following him. dunya is behind me
19.07.2009 01.54 oxalis says richard said he had to go to the middle of the crowd to keep himself warm. he got a bit wet as it was raining during the pet shop boys performance
19.07.2009 02.05 oxalis is walking to the dance hall with richard and dunya
19.07.2009 02.15 oxalis doesn’t feel like dancing. i’m going back to the tent. i’m not into parties anyway
19.07.2009 02.30 oxalis is back in the tent and ready to sleep
19.07.2009 11.48 oxalis is too lazy to get out of bed. uhm.. i mean, sleeping bag
19.07.2009 15.00 oxalis has just missed petula clarck
19.07.2009 15.08 oxalis meets sjoerd and roald at the red frequency stage. dancing to volt selector
19.07.2009 15.16 oxalis says sjoerd said he and roald went to the hill near the camping site. and they had to sneak out of the gate
19.07.2009 15.24 oxalis says roald said his legs got stuch in a black mud thingy. and now his legs are covered with that thick black mud
19.07.2009 15.14 oxalis and sjoerd try to keep roald from going back to amsterdam
19.07.2009 15.42 oxalis says roald said goodbye. He has to return to amsterdam as he has to work tomorrow morning. roald got group hugs from his friends.
19.07.2009 15.48 oxalis is dispatching myself from the rest of the group as i just want to have a little walk around
19.07.2009 13.20 oxalis says isi pensil gw abis
19.07.2009 14.54 oxalis liat polisi lagi bersihin kaki kuda (sepatu kuda)
19.07.2009 15.56 oxalis says to @petya5ya: i saw pet shop boys last night and took photos of them from close range
19.07.2009 16.05 oxalis says the night marchers said they were glad to be back in germany again (lol). i don’t know whether they’re kidding, but if not, then they must be sucks at geography 😎
19.07.2009 16.16 oxalis is mengais-ngais memory di sd card. ok, now I can have 204 more small photos
19.07.2009 16.10 oxalis says drummernya the night marchers rambutnya dikepang dua
19.07.2009 16.24 oxalis thinks that the vocalist of the night marchers is either really drunk or have problems with geography. he kept saying ‘germany’!
19.07.2009 16.36 oxalis says lautan manusia di the last arena
19.07.2009 16.40 oxalis was caught in camera. yikes!
19.07.2009 16.44 oxalis thinks one of the problems in dour is that they have too many stages
19.07.2009 16.47 oxalis says the music plays mercury rev’s “butterfly’s wings” minutes before amazing baby performance
19.07.2009 16.50 oxalis says planks in some stages get a bit messy
19.07.2009 17.20 oxalis says amazing baby was not that.. amazing. They sound much better in myspace
19.07.2009 17.25 oxalis says my phone is dead again. So much for the two hours queue 😐
19.07.2009 17.27 oxalis says ah i haven’t told you about how richard and lieven sneaked dunya in to the camping site a couple of nights ago. dunya left leiden at around nine, so when he reached st. ghislain, there was no more shuttele bus and he had to walk all the way from the station to the festival site for 1.5 hours 😐 . when he reached the site, it was already past midnight so he couldn’t get his wristband. moreover, it was raining when he walked from the station. and his ticket got dissolved (the prints). luckily richard had some copies (back up tickets) for dunya. dunya finally could enter the site at around three in the morning.
19.07.2009 18.10 oxalis is ketiduran di the magic tent
19.07.2009 18.27 oxalis is moving to the club circuit marquee. trying to get some sleep (again) :p
19.07.2009 19.01 oxalis is now awake. i have just spent the last 30 minutes sleeping
19.07.2009 19.05 oxalis says vokalisnya rolo tomasi bengek di atas panggung (lol)
19.07.2009 19.12 oxalis says rolo tomasi cuma modal teriak2 doang. I’m off.
19.07.2009 19.25 oxalis is wondering where have the other boys gone. I’m getting bored.
19.07.2009 19.45 oxalis finally found my friends as I walked to les maisons dans la prairie
19.07.2009 19.47 oxalis was lifted by dan, then by lou and pieter. I felt like as if I was crowdsurfing (lol)
19.07.2009 16.38 oxalis thinks this new green cement thingy looks ugly. Really ugly.
19.07.2009 20.04 oxalis is at the red frequency stage. listening to israel vibration
19.07.2009 20.45 oxalis is chatting with dunya and miranda
19.07.2009 21.08 oxalis says dunya finally found 45 empty cups. we went to the eco change to trade 40 cups with a drink ticket. and we got 2 glasses of beer! 🙂
19.07.2009 21.41 oxalis is watching a post punk band called the horrors. They’re quite good.
19.07.2009 21.25 oxalis thinks the keyboardist of the horrors is kinda charming. i mean, I like his face – it’s good for photos.
19.07.2009 21.46 oxalis wonders where richard and dunya are
19.07.2009 22.09 oxalis is watching jamie lidell at the last arena
19.07.2009 22.44 oxalis is enjoying caribou at les maisons dans la prairie. they’re really good.
19.07.2009 22.45 oxalis says oh and sometimes the vocalist also plays drums. So is this two-drummers-thingy a trend now? i’ve seen 3 bands at dour already (which have 2 drummers, that is)
19.07.2009 23.28 oxalis thinks a song played by boss hog at this moment has a similar riff with offspring’s “come out and play”.
19.07.2009 23.41 oxalis thinks mantep juga nih drummernya boss hog. cewe bertampang rocker dan bisa nyanyi sambil ngedrum. gile. some girls have all the luck
20.07.2009 00.10 oxalis is aphex twin
20.07.2009 00.20 oxalis says some people are climbing the sound tower to see aphex twin
20.07.2009 00.32 oxalis is lifted by dan to get a good picture of aphex twin. Thanks!! 🙂
20.07.2009 00.04 oxalis meets dan, sjoerd, lou, and pieter. Thanks God I met these guys! or else i will be smashed in the middle of the crowd
20.07.2009 01.00 oxalis says the guys left the red arena and heading to the dance hall to see 5 elements of hip hop. i’m staying. i probably can get some more good shots.
20.07.2009 01.42 oxalis says aphex twin is finally finished. i’m going back to my tent
20.07.2009 02.10 oxalis is ngemil mie instan *laper tengah malem*
20.07.2009 03.05 oxalis says Ada yang nyalain firecracker di luar tenda gw. dasar norak! kampungan! (angry)
20.07.2009 08.30 oxalis is baru bangun dan langsung beres-beres
20.07.2009 10.13 oxalis is finished packing. I even disassembled the tent myself! *jabang – jadi gw bangga* (lol)
20.07.2009 10.14 oxalis mau cabs tapi temen gw belum ada yang bangun. padahal mau pamitan.
20.07.2009 10.53 oxalis borrows richard’s mobile to send text messages to myriam and ode
20.07.2009 11.04 oxalis says ode bales sms gw. Katanya naik bus 7270 dari triberg ke furtwangen. ode juga bilang bisa ngecharge hp di kereta
20.07.2009 11.15 oxalis is saying goodbye to friends. richard, pieter, quinn, dan, lou, sjoerd, miranda, and lieven. dunya had already left btw, so i have to take laura’s tent all the way to germany
20.07.2009 11.17 oxalis is leaving the camp site
20.07.2009 11.32 oxalis is queueing for the shuttle bus. a red letter day is playing on my mp3 player. How appropriate :p
20.07.2009 11.44 oxalis is on the bus to st. Ghislain station
20.07.2009 12.00 oxalis is at st. ghislain station, waiting for the train to brussels midi. the train should arrive any minutes now.
20.07.2009 12.16 oxalis is tergila-gila the dark is rising-nya mercury rev
20.07.2009 12.36 oxalis is finally got on the train. and I got a seat as well! 🙂
20.07.2009 12.38 oxalis says some people can’t make it on the train. they have to wait for another hour then. poor them.
20.07.2009 13.50 oxalis is at brussels zuid station. waiting for my number. queueing. my number is 3801, and now is still 3753 (eyeroll)
20.07.2009 14.43 oxalis says the ticket to karlsruhe costs me 144 euro, or offenburg 157 euro. what the hell?! i felt like i was ripped off! (angry)
20.07.2009 14.50 oxalis decides not to buy the ticket yet. calls ode and myriam and asks for advice.
20.07.2009 15.01 oxalis says myriam said she usually paid around 50 euro by booking via hispeed.nl
20.07.2009 15.06 oxalis officially cancels the plan to furtwangen today. i have no idea what to do. i’ll just check at home and if i can get a ticket tomorrow morning, then i leave.
20.07.2009 15.25 oxalis bought a ticket back to leiden. ah, home.. 🙂
20.07.2009 15.42 oxalis is eating indian curry triangles at wok away express. sekalian biar dapet kembalian buat bayar toilet 50¢. *belet pipis*
20.07.2009 15.59 oxalis says dan bahkan WC pun penuh orang bubaran festival
20.07.2009 16.02 oxalis met richard, lieven, and miranda at the station. i have expected this to happen. in fact, i called richard few minutes earlier but i couldn’t reach him
20.07.2009 16.12 oxalis takes the 16.18 train to amsterdam. ah leiden, here i come!
20.07.2009 16.19 oxalis is eating sweet chicken something from the wok a way. not bad, thou it has too much tauges
20.07.2009 16.46 oxalis is watching the cumulus cloud outside the window
20.07.2009 16.48 oxalis thinks kayanya perut gw kaget, biasa cuma makan roti & kentang sekarang makan nasi.
20.07.2009 16.49 oxalis is baru nyadar kalo udah 5 hari ga makan telor. pantesan lemes :p
20.07.2009 17.11 oxalis is sipping a cup of tea.
20.07.2009 19.03 oxalis is back in Leiden
20.07.2009 19.04 oxalis has survived from the Dour Festival! 🙂
20.07.2009 19.09 oxalis says my mp3 player is playing pet shop boys’ “home and dry”. how appropriate.
20.07.2009 19.19 oxalis is home and dry