Mike Skinner Amsterdam 2013

Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 28 June 2013

June 3rd

I saw a message on Facebook from de Melkweg. Mike is coming to Amsterdam. He will do a DJ set. FINALLY! Last time he was here for a gig was 2008. 5 years ago, with the Streets. Ted will sort us out again. My boyfriend Mark, his friend Eric (it will be their first time they are going to see Mike) and the famous Master Ozzy will join me.


June 17th

I decided to send Ted an email to ask him if he knew what time Mike would start, he replied that he didn’t know yet but he would get back to me. Later that evening, I received an email from Ted, saying that Mike wouldn’t start until 2 am. Perfect! I will have plenty of time now. Mike will do a 1 ½ hour set. NICE!!

June 28th

I tried to get a morning shift but that wasn’t possible I’ve to work till 8pm now. All the possible colleagues were on a holiday or had a day off, or were working somewhere else, the only colleague that could work, normally never works on the Friday but because this was an emergency, she could come, she arranged something with her kids but she could only work the morning shift.

Luckily the festival thingy Red Bull Music Academy night, wouldn’t start until 11pm. Mark can pick me up from work. I would make them a cappuccino. (Good thing about working at Starbucks).

I took the bus from from Hillegom at 10ish in the morning to work, changed in Haarlem, took the train there to Sloterdijk. And got another bus there to the middle of nowhere where Starbucks is. I am working from noon till 8pm. Mark and Eric picked me up at about 8:30 ish, I had Coffee for them. Ozzy will come to my house in Amsterdam.

We arrived earlier then Ozzy, so we decided to surprise my brother who was in. Paul was playing his racing game. He didn’t hear the doorbell. I had the key with me, so he nearly died, he didn’t hear us coming in 🙂 Sorry bruv, didn’t mean to do that! My brother lives in my house at the moment, as I’m sort of moved to Mark’s house in Hillegom. Ozzy arrived at about 8:45, we left right away. We took the tram to the city.

Mark and Eric went to get some money, Ozzy and I went to Febo for some food. We would meet up again in Dan Murphy’s Irish bar. It’s on Leidseplein, it’s on the corner right, beside de Melkweg. I was hoping to see Mike and Ted but I didn’t. The weather was terrible, I would have stayed in, if I didn’t have to go to a gig. We had a few drinks here and at about midnight we went to de Melkweg.

YES! We were all on the guest list (me +3). Thanks Ted. Thanks again! We’re in.

It was quiet, not many people were inside yet. There was a Dutch DJ playing. His name was Chaiba. Not too bad… He started at 11 (when the doors opened). He played until 12:30. At 12:30 it was time for T. Williams, a DJ from London. I liked it, but I wanted to save my energy for Mike. T. Williams played until 2am.

At 2 it was time for Mike. Mike took over from T. Williams and Ted came over to me to say hello. He gave me a hug. When Mike was ready he came over to me first to say hello and gave me a cuddle. 🙂 They both said hello to Ozzy too. I introduced Mark & Eric to Ted.



Mike wasn’t allowed to smoke inside, he asked Eric if he was security:

I told Mike that Eric was crazy, but Mike did it secretly anyway 🙂 Gotcha!


Ted gave me a vodka red bull, but it got stolen while I was filming 😦

I loved the gig! Had such a good time! WOW!

When Mike finished he came over and gave me and Ozzy a hand. I also spoke to Ted, I told him I wanted to get a photo with them. Ted would text me if they went out or not. Ok COOL! Although I think everything is closed by now. It’s 3:30am in the morning.

At 3:30 Cinnaman, a Dutch DJ took over Mike’s set. It was very sad for this man, but nearly everybody left after Mike.

Ted walked by, I stopped him, he said he would try to get us backstage. Instead of getting us backstage, Mike came over. We had a little chat. “Next week we should hang out for a bit, ‘cos it’s a long journey to Graz“, he said. “Aww yes, that would be nice”. We’ll see what happens, but it would defo be nice.

“So where is your boyfriend?” Mike asked. “I thought you’d bring him?” “Yes, there he is”, at that moment he’s boxing against Eric, Please Mark. Behave :p LOL Anyway, I went over to Mark, and brought him to Mike. I introduced him. Mike said to Mark: “You’re Lucky”, and pointed at me. awwwwwwwww “melting”. Apparently Mark told him that he had to share me sort of with Mike. MARK!!!! Why did you have to say that? I look really stupid now. LOL although I’m pretty sure the whole world, including Mike knows that. 🙂

I got my photo taken with Mike:


DJ Cinnaman played Turn the page. Suddenly it got a little busier.

Then Mike joined Cinnaman for a bit.

And I got my photo with Ted:


I had to force Ted a little, he didn’t really want to, but as lovely as he is, he did it anyway.

Of course this caught the attention of other people. So they went over to Mike, Mike left pretty soon after that, I send Ted a message to wish them a good night and we left back to my house by night bus. There we took the car to drive back to Hillegom.

On March 1st 2013 The D.O.T. released How we all lie:

On April 29th 2013 they released Blood, Sweat and Tears:

Not to be mistaken buy the Dutch “Bloed, zweet & tranen” from the late André Hazes:

And their 2nd album Diary got released on June 21st 2013:

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