Biddinghuizen, The Netherlands, 16 August 2019
I really really really want to go to Lowlands. Hopefully Mike or Tim can help me and Ozzy out. Tickets are very expensive, if you only want to see 1 band. And for Lowlands you can’t buy day tickets, only weekend tickets. I don’t want to go a whole weekend. I only want to go 1 hour.
The Prodigy was supposed to come to Lowlands as well but they cancelled. Keith Flint didn’t want to live any longer. They would have played on the same day as The Streets.
OMG On June 14th I heard that I’m going to lose my job, but on June 15th I got this message from Tim.
Oh my God!!!! I’m so excited!!! I cried. This amazing news couldn’t come on a better time. It makes me feel less sad.
I found out that we might need parking tickets. Buying them online is a lot cheaper. I can’t bother Ozzy with this at the moment. It’s not going so well with his dad.
We bought a parking ticket for Lowlands.
I received my ticket from Tim. Thanks so much!!! I didn’t receive Ozzy’s ticket yet, I sent Tim a message back. Hopefully he’ll read it soon because tomorrow is the festival!!! I’ve also sent Keith (the tour manager) an email, I think that Tim is asleep. Hopefully Keith can help us with Ozzy’s ticket. Just received Ozzy’s ticket as well WOOHOO!!!
Today I have to work. I can’t focus. I’m way to excited for the festivals this weekend. And I know I will have to leave this place soon, I can’t really be bothered. Sorry Ozzy, Aoife and Matthew for stalking you with my over-excited messages.
Tonight my brother is coming for dinner, He will watch how to bring Roos to bed because tomorrow he will be babysitting her. He’s not stupid but I know my Rosie, she’s a smart kid and she will take advantage of me and her daddy not being there. We’ll be having pancakes tonight 🙂
At 6:45 our alarm went off. Mark, Roos and I get ready. Roos has to go to day care. We both drop her off. (My mum will pick her up this afternoon).
We go to the airport to say goodbye to my cousin. He lives in Japan but he has visited Holland. He’s going back today.
When I got home I packed my bag for Lowlands and waited for Ozzy to arrive, he dropped his sleeping stuff off and we left to Lowlands.
We arrived at about 1 but we had to park pretty far away. We needed to go to the reception, that took us about 30 minutes.
On our way we visited the toilets. When we arrived at the reception, we had to queue up, that didn’t take too long. We got our wristbands and we could go to the press/guest entrance.
We bought some coins. At 2ish we walk through the entrance of the festival. We got in. We walked towards the Heineken stage on our way we bought a pancake.
It was very quiet in the Heineken tent, we decided to sit down but it’s warmer then expected.
I wanted to check out the “market”. Ozzy didn’t really want to walk because his shoes were hurting but we walked there anyway.
Can’t believe I missed the living Pac Man:
It wasn’t very interesting, so we walked back and sat down in “the Barn” that the area for press/guests.
At 3:50 the Growlers are finished, time for us to get to the front. That was easy. There are 2 boys joining us. One of them is very ill.
At 5 it’s time for the Streets. Oh my God!!!!!! AMAZING!!!!
Everyone said hello during the gig.
Mike kept talking about a washing machine. I tagged him last week in an promotion video from Miele. If you go inside there is a foam party. (Unfortunately it’s closing in the afternoon)
The crowd went from left to right. Mike asked if it was a “thing”
When the gig was finished a girl next to me said: “wow, that was nice!” DUH!!!! I could have told her!! 😉
After the gig Wayne gave me the playlist “last one is for Tess of course” he said ❤️ Oh my God!! thanks so much!! Love you man!! He also said that he would meet up with us, but he’ll rest a bit first and have a shower.
We also saw Luuk again. Have seen him a few times before. He was with a friend, she was like the double of Aoife but the Dutch version 🙈 didn’t get a chance to tell her. Later I got a photo and I found out that they didn’t look similar after all 🙈
We also spoke to a guy, he was chilling outside the tent when The Streets started. He got goosebumps and thought, if I get that, the band is good, so he decided to go inside the tent to watch them. He ended up front. He is a fan he said.
Then we went back to the Barn. Our feet were so sore. We have blisters. We had some food and a few drinks.
At 7 Ziggy Marley started, we watched him for a little but our feet were so sore, so we went back to the Barn.
We started walking back to the car at 9:30. We’ll be home at about 11 pm.
Thanks so much for an amazing gig guys!!!
See you all tomorrow!!!
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