Concerts I want to go to

Over the year I’ve been to many concerts. Not all because I got tickets for them, because most artists just played at events where I happened to be. In the last year I saw a few of my favs and a few others are still planned for this year, like Bastille, Paramore, Chef’special etc.

Eventhough I saw so many artists perform already I still have a big wishlist. Some of them I just didn’t have the money for this year and others haven’t been in the Netherlands lately. I really hope I’ll get the chance to see them in the future. Continue reading Concerts I want to go to


Cologne 2018

In the queue for Paramore  my friend asked me if I wanted to go see a band that he really liked during their tour in Germany. I didn’t know them, but from what I’d heard they were really cool. Anyway a post about the concert is coming next week. This week it’s only about the trip to Cologne we made for the concert.

As always the trip started with a few hours delay, but besides that the trip was fine. We were too early to check into the hostel anyway, so it wasn’t really a problem. Continue reading Cologne 2018

Dodie, Melkweg 2018

I didn’t know anyone who was lucky enough to get tickets for Dodie, so I was going alone. I found some people on Twitter who were going as well so I knew I had some people to talk with.
After a disastrous train ride and getting lost in Amsterdam I was number 19 in the queue. Which isn’t bad at all! I had so much fun in the queue with all the kind people who were there.

Because it was a mess inside the venue I ended up on the 4th row, which really annoyed me. I should’ve been on second row at least. With the really tall people infront of me I didn’t see a lot of the show. Continue reading Dodie, Melkweg 2018

The front bottoms, Dynamo 2018

My friend and I made many plans for concerts this year, but The front bottoms was the first one of all. I didn’t know them to be honest, but he asked if I wanted to come. The concert was in my city so it would be fun.

It was a very small venue, I don’t think there were more than 200 people, so we didn’t have to queue all day. In fact we got in there when the doors were already opened, but still we got on second row.

I didn’t know either of the support acts, but I really enjoyed them. The smith street band was more about just the music. They were really good tho! I really enjoyed it!
And Brick and Mortar were, besides great musicians, very very funny. They had this guy with them who put on the weirdest costumes. A pill containers, huge blue hands and even sparkly nipple covers.

While the crowd wasn’t very wild during the support acts they were when The front bottoms came. Because of that it took me a few songs to find a place where I wasn’t pushed the whole time. After that it was a great show!

Like always I don’t remember the entire setlist but I know they played some of their most populair songs and some of my favs like Peach, Peace sign and Twin size matress.

Overall it was a great show and I really enjoyed it.

Everless #1 bookreview

Title: Everless
Author Sara Holland
Publisher: Harper Collins
Rating: 8/10

In the kingdom of Sempera, time is currency—extracted from blood, bound to iron, and consumed to add time to one’s own lifespan. The rich aristocracy, like the Gerlings, tax the poor to 


the hilt, extending their own lives by centuries.No one resents the Gerlings more than Jules Ember. A decade ago, she and her father were servants at Everless, the Gerlings’ palatial estate, until a fateful accident forced them to flee in the dead of night. When Jules discovers that her father is dying, she knows that she must return to Everless to earn more time for him before she loses him forever. But going back to Everless brings more danger—and temptation—than Jules could have ever imagined. Soon she’s caught in a tangle of violent secrets and finds her heart torn between two people she thought she’d never see again. Her decisions have the power to change her fate—and the fate of time itself.

Eventhough all my Dutch friends who read were very excited for Everless, I didn’t really care much. I do like Distopian stories, but they never are the ones that I pick out. Like said before, I rather read contemporary stories.
However Sara Holland is coming to Yalfest this year and I don’t have a lot of money, but I still want to try to get one book of every author. So that’s why I picked Everless when my grandma told me I could pick out one.

Instead of leaving it on my shelves for months the cover made me want to pick up the book really fast, so the next day after I finished my book I did.

The story reminded me a lot of The Jewel and The Selection series and maybe it was a little too much. The whole book I had a feeling that I had already read something like this.
Anyway, the concept of paying with blood was very interesting to me. It was very cruel, but also very creative. The only thing I didn’t really understand was how they turned the blood into money. It’s probably just something I need to reread, because they did understand it.

I really liked the whole story that happened in Everless. It was going fast enough and didn’t leave any details behind either. Every time Jules discovers a little more of her dad’s secret you just want to know more. I have to say that the first plottwist out of the 2 didn’t surprise me, I really saw that coming. However the big ones in the end did not. It didn’t that that was a possibility.

The part of the story about the history of Everless didn’t interest me as much. I mean the idea was very cool, but it could’ve been worked out better. Now it felt a bit rushed.

I’m excited to read the other books in this serie!

Shock the musical

Around the beginning of 2017 my friend and I went to see a Dutch musical called Vals. I already read the book this musical was based on so I was very excited. When the planning for the new theater season arrived I saw there was going to be another musical from this author (Mel Wallis de Vries) in January. (And next season I’m going again)

Me and my friend, another one then last year, had great seats. We were on row 1 which in fact was the 4th. Because of that we could see all without our necks hurting. Continue reading Shock the musical