Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Pink Pop 2011

Pink Pop is in the town where my dad lives, actually it is at the end of the street where he is living. Pink Pop is an open air concert that takes place for 3 days. With 60.000 to 65.000 people visiting PER DAY! This is a huge event!!

This year the main act was Cold Play who asked for 1 Million Euros for just one performance!! But the ticket price is Euro 150/$195 for 3 days or 80 Euro/$100 for just one day, I am sure that the costs of all those bands are covered!!

The bands playing on Day 1: Coldplay, Ash, Selah Sue, Manic Street Preachers, Alter Bridge, Simple Plan, De Staat, Madi, Elbow.

Day 2: Kings of Leon, Laura Jansen, Grafitti6, White Lies, Wolfmother, Tim Knol, Avenged Sevenfold, Justin Nozuka, Bloody Beetroots Death Crew 77.

Day 3: Foo Fighters, Kaiser Chiefs, Volbeat, Go Back To The Zoo, Two Door Cinema Club, Scouting For Girls, Thirty Seconds To Mars, The Script, The Gaslight Anthem, Beatsteaks, Plain White T's, Deadmau5, Band Of Horses, All Time Low, Dazzled Kid.

So yesterday we went to have a look and took a stroll to the event, we didn't have tickets but we just wandered around the gates and here is what we saw... a bunch of wannabees who would love to go inside the gates, but didn't have a ticket or they just want to hang out outside the gates and drink a beer, hang out with their friends or buy some funky stuff at all the stalls that were spread out in the hope to make a buck!

Huge crowds coming together, a lot wearing pink!

The wannabees hanging around on the onside of the gates, getting drunk!

Lot of stalls trying to make a buck with funky stuff, food and drinks.

And of course all the bikes against the gates, and little tents set up for the crowds that stay the 3 days.

Each day we saw thousands of people walking through our street and hear the music in the background. Tonight will be the last night with a huge fireworks to end it all.

This normal quite part of town will be back to normal :-)
Do you live open air concerts like this??
Mireille xx

1 comment:

Bing said...

I love outdoor concerts! *envy envy*


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