the second of august, thunderstorm at Neerpelt and
goodbye to the a-marque tent. Disaster, but when
you program bands like catastrophe ballet, chaos
engine or unheilig, nothing is save anymore.
this is one of the best organised festivals a quick
change to the main stage on friday, and on saturday
a new tent was already there.
year there were a lot of numanoids, not like two
years ago, this year a lot of numan t-shirts on
the field. Then 9.05 pm the gothfather of electro-rock
was on stage, and it rocked. I was at the front
row, and when i looked behind i saw at least 2,000
people. At last Gary had the crowd he deserved.
The set was brilliant, even when Ade Orange wasn't
I think Gary was pleased with his performance to,
because at the end he thanked his band members very
long. Highlights were cerainly the 'old ones' cars
an afe, but pure and i can't breathe made a strong
impression to most 'neutral' people. It was realy
fantastic and certainly the highlight of the day.
rest of the festival was good too. Fad Gadget was
a good second best. He was pure nostalgia for all
+35 ers, he played almost all his singles between
78 - 83, including his famous lady shave act. Saw
also a very nice British band called 'swarf'.
with a sad note, because the organiser told me that
eurorock made a financialy lost, they needed 20,000
but only 15,000 people came in 3 days.
next year the festival will be a lot smaller with
only 2 stages and just one headliner each day.
but that's the way it is.