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Offline miepmiep

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Pukkelpop 1988
« on: June 24, 2009, 05:44:19 AM »
And a poster of the Pukkelpop festival, also in Belgium


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Re: Pukkelpop 1988
« Reply #1 on: June 25, 2009, 05:24:46 AM »
That's not a bad list! Posters looked better in the 60's, though.

Union Carbide are now known as Soundtrack of Our Lives, in case you didn't know.
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Re: Pukkelpop 1988
« Reply #2 on: June 25, 2009, 05:39:55 AM »
Union Carbide Productions are now known as Soundtrack of Our Lives, in case you didn't know.

A good thing, Bro: with that kind of name, they might as well have gone bankrupt :D
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Re: Pukkelpop 1988
« Reply #3 on: June 25, 2009, 07:19:10 AM »
A curious thing I notice about these posters, unless Im mistaken, is that the bill is listed in headline order from top to bottom - which perhaps explains the Australian bent of the Belgians! ;-) Why are the headliners at the bottom of the bill? Is this the norm? A case of "the last shall be first, and the first shall be last"? It certainly confounds Anglo expectations.
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Re: Pukkelpop 1988
« Reply #4 on: June 25, 2009, 05:11:37 PM »
Union Carbide Productions were unstoppable in 1988. They had to be on top.

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Re: Pukkelpop 1988
« Reply #5 on: June 26, 2009, 10:39:56 PM »
Why are the headliners at the bottom of the bill?

Well, they are playing last. And as we normally read from top to bottom ...
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Re: Pukkelpop 1988
« Reply #6 on: June 27, 2009, 01:47:43 AM »
I'v ebeen to Bhopal - a genuinely lovely place. The residents are still very angry and scared about the disaster having been menaced by the authroities at the time. One local aid worker told me how he had been approached recently to provide evidence of the impact of the disaster. This same evidence had been confiscated and destroyed whilst he was in jail for collecting it over a decade ago.

Anyway - great poster!
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Re: Pukkelpop 1988
« Reply #7 on: June 27, 2009, 09:34:02 AM »
I was there.
If my memory serves me well, David sang the first song in a chair in the front of the stage.
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Re: Pukkelpop 1988
« Reply #8 on: August 21, 2011, 06:19:35 AM »
I don't know if this has been world news, but just to mention that this festival (in Kiewit, a suburb of Hasselt, about 15 km from my home) has encountered extreme weather conditions last Thursday with 5 people killed and lots of injured people. A total mess.

The festival has been cancelled for the remaining days.

It's unsure whether the festival will happen next year. There will be a remembrance event in Hasselt next Thursday.

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Re: Pukkelpop 1988
« Reply #9 on: August 24, 2011, 09:16:58 AM »
I heard about this through Hasselt friends who were there. A terrible tragedy. I hope the festival survives.