Saturday, August 25, 2012

Mysteryland 2012

We got complimentary tickets to this event and will officially be the first ever festival I attend. Top acts such as Calvin Harris, Martin Solveig and Avicii will be performing today. Despite the unfavorable weather, we brave it through to experience this event.

Upon arrival at Hoofddorp, there were bus transfer services to the venue, Haarlemmemeer. We arrived slightly later than the opening ceremony and was welcomed by the rain where we managed to seek shelter in the Big Top. As it is still considered early, there was a lot of room to roam around in the big tent.

The Big Top

The Big Top

Feeling hungry and thirsty, we bought 50 euros worth of tokens using the automated machines like below before exploring the wide range of food available around the stages.

Tokens

There are many stages in this event with different type of music and we were excited to explore them all. Here are pictures I took within the grounds. The first one is a view from the highest point of one of the sections.

View of Mysteryland

Star Club Stage

The Qult

The Q-Dance Stage

I love the randomness of the decorations all over the park.

A Bird



Twitter Look A Like

There was Free Wifi throughout the event courtesy of Vodafone. I guess the satellites below are not for decoration purposes.

Free Wifi

As we could not tolerate the rain anymore, we left earlier than planned as it was becoming unbearable as the crowd keep pushing in to be in the shelter.

To compensate for that, I manage to find a cool video of the closing event at the Q-Dance stage as below which was the most elaborated stage I have ever seen.



Despite the bad weather, I did I enjoy myself at the beginning but left disappointed that I could see watch Calvin Harris performing but at least I saw Martin Solveig from a distance and dancing to his hit "Hello".

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