Since I have to try to live without internet, and because I have a lot to tell you that can't wait until next weekend, this is my first attempt of a scheduled post. So hopefully this will work.
Pukkelpop is one of the biggest music festivals in Belgium. People come from all over the world to experience the festival as it has lots of international acts like Eminem, Franz Ferdinand, Skunk Anansie, Regina Spektor, Katy B, Major Lazer, James Blake, Fun. and many many more, supplemented with Belgian acts like Triggerfinger.
The festival lasts for three days (14-15-16 August), has up to 8 stages and there are sideshows in case there isn't a band you would like to see. There was also a small stall where you could get a free henna tattoo. I've always wanted one of those! The tattoo you see on the picture is the one of my sister (freshly made).
Festivals need a lot of helping hands: to check the festival straps, to tap beer, to check backpacks and luggage for prohibited items and so on. There are many organizations working towards that goal and I had the opportunity to be part of our school team. I got the chance to work on the festival for 4 days in exchange for free entrance to the festival at the time I didn't had to work, free drinks, breakfast, lunch and dinner and one full day free of work! Excellent deal, right?
What we had to do was checking the festival strips and backpacks and luggage for prohibited items at the entrance of the festival campsite. Besides the fact that I got a really bad cut wound in my hand of a razor blade that was in someone's packpack, I think it wasn't a bad job at all. At night there is a lot of entertainment of drunk people, which is very amusing to see.
I really like the American band Fun. So I was very excited that I had the chance to see them live. And because we went to the stage very early, we could get a place at the front! I was so happy! I also really wanted to see Noisettes, their songs are so catchy!
In the event of Skunk Anansie, they were throwing cardboard cupholders in the air. I thought it was a really nice effect in the sky, until I got one of those in my eye. I've never seen the first aid post that many times in 4 days, haha! They said I was very lucky that the cardboard didn't hit my eye and that my sight isn't damaged or cloudy. Just a black eye.
Anyway, besides all injuries I collected, I had such a great time and I met so many lovely people in the school team, a lot of new friendships were created. Hopefully I get the chance to accompany the team next year!
And oh yes, I made one new really good friend who helped me with my internet problem. She gave me her netlogin that I can use at the place where I'm staying because she studies in the city where I am doing my internship. This means that from now on I HAVE INTERNET!! Woohoo!