Welcome to April 2014! Six months late but decided to revive this dying blog. Again.
Before that I went to the Brno zouk congress 2013 and had an amazing time. I can’t be bothered to do a write up about it but here are my videos from last years event. Heard 2014 was loads better so planning on going next year.
Anyway, back to Prague. My memories a bit hazy but let’s give it a go anyway…
Considering we had such a great time at this last year, we bought our full passes the minute they went on sale. I believe I was the third or fourth buyer. And as a reward for being one of the first 10 buyers we got some goodies.
We bought our flights and a sweet penthouse apartment fairly soon after. Then disappointment set in. We were no longer going to be at the Palanca. Instead we would have a main venue for the weekend but change around during the extra days tacked on around it.
We arrived wednesday evening, stocked up on supplies and headed off to our first party at some dancers club. Music was shit. I left around 3am I think.
Can’t remember the Thursday workshops but the party was at a Meat Meet Factory. Which was way out of everyone’s way in Prague 5 which required the organisers to hire a few coaches to ferry us to and from the factory. Music was shit. Left early again, probably around 3. Sensing a theme here…
Friday party started off the same as the previous 2. Sigh… Was about to leave early, again, but then some unknown DJ from Dutchland started playing some awesome tunes which kept me going right til the end. This might have actually happened on Saturday. Can’t remember. If it was on the Saturday then the Fridays party was shit and I left early again.
For the rest of the party nights I stayed til the end. The DJs finally played some good music. The Monday party was meant to finish at 3am but went on past 6am. Plus instead of taking a taxi home like the others we took a nice 30min walk back soaking in the nice fresh air. Knowing we’d have to clean up the apartment and catch our flight in a few hours. Sweet!
Workshops were good. Best was Dadinho though. Awesome demo.
Overall, it started off slow but then kept getting better. If it wasn’t for the poor start it would’ve been one of the best.
Was tempted to go again next year but the main venue is going to be the Meet Factory. The Thursday party venue all the way out in Prague 5. How am I gonna get my shisha fix now?!
Next up is the Helsinki festival next weekend! This had tough competition from the Dutch congress in Breda a week early as I was only willing to go to one of them. FYI this is happening right now! But as soon as Dadinho was confirmed for Helsinki it swung the pendulum into its favour. Even better as Leo and Becky were also confirmed a month or so ago. Yayyy!