“ A yearly open air dance festival...this year...5th August... with live acts and DJ's from around the world. For more information go to their website by clicking below!! „
This festival is one of the biggest in Europe, but last night 8 people died trying to get closer to the bands. We all know that at music festivals security is low but when 8 people are killed something else must have gone wrong. Last year music was labled as the cause of high school shootings in America, but here is a direct link between music and death. It's not your Britney Spears' it's the hardcore metal bands who encourage this sort of behaviour. Last night Pearl Jam were playing on stage and when the corwd started to serge forward they told them to get closer. Music can unite people and can be positive. It can also, like last night, kill.
The first Dance Valley was six years ago, and I remember at the time thinking I'd died and gone to heaven. Think of the English equivalents of an open air party, Tribal Gathering, Homelands and the like: sweaty clubbers gurning their way through the night and morning, walled into some enclosure like crazy dangerous cattle. This was totally different, set in a beautiful man made recreation area (spaarnewooude I think its called) just outside the Dam, with the tents set atop hills and little valleys. It runs during the day, finishing at about 12, and I swear I have never seen so many gorgeous people in my life. I've been to a few more since then and this year it falls on my birthday so I'm there with bells on, but I would honestly recommend this to anyone as a great event of the summer. You can make it tie in nicely with a few days in the Dam, so why the hell not? Its part-organised by the old Bristol posse, check out their websit at dancevalley.nl Suerte!