Posted: 2005-08-16 22:35:16
(Lokerse Feesten - thanks Johan for the pics)
The festival began with Gabriel Rios - never heard of him before. Lies told me
that he is very popular in Belgium. Well - it was nice music too dance and good
to getting warmer on this cold day. The band was really making good latin dancing
pop music, makes me feel good. Very impressive was also the guitar player, wearing
a white suit like a spanish torero. I told Juiceman Rios sounds like the Belgian Latin version
of Robin Williams - and this is a big compliment in my opinion. Respect.
I didn't see the end of his show because I felt suddenly very bad with my stomach.
The only thing I could imagine was - how to get out as fast as I can but there
were so many people that first I lost my way. After I was out of the festival
area everything was coming out of my mouth and I needed more than half'n hour to
get back with the assistance of Tom who showed me the right way back. Thanks.
After drinking a coffee and some water I felt much more better. So now I was ready for
the begining of the Spearhead gig. The second band was already playing for a while
so I did not really get the feeling for this music. When they stopped playing we
were going as near as we could in front of the stage. It was much more warmer there
because the people were standing closer to each other. So we were just 5m from
stage at the right side I was dancing there together with Juiceman, Lies, Jan,
Tom and all these other freaky people of Belgium.
Well they started with Jam Rock - just like yesterday. They were playing all
that lovely songs - everyone in Belgium seems to know the chorus.
Stay Human, Everyone deserves music, Yell Fire, We don't stop,
Bomb the world, Rock the nation (they didn't play it yesterday), Never too late.
In between the songs we just saw Gert and Johan backstage behind some big loudspeakers
at Carl's side. They had a lot of fun and were also taking pictures of us.
There were two slow songs. "One step closer to you" in memory for Marla Ruzicka
and "Tolerance" together with the video. I couldn't expected that it would fit
to such a big festival audience, but it works. Never too late should be the
last song as the festival schedule was over. No one could believe it. Then
a young man was coming out tried to tell the people all the sponsors of the
festival. Well, he just stopped it after some seconds because the audience
was taking him over and Spearhead was coming back playing the Cleanup man.
Then it was definitly over and I felt great and happy.
Back to the Family affair