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Xsai
28-08-09, 11:47 AM
Finaly ! Markus comes to Germany <3

First time in my Life i´m going to an Trance Festival.

I hope i have many Fun there :D

stefan1983
01-09-09, 12:22 PM
Here some more Information on that Event.
It´s not far away from NL, so hope to see you guys.

Markus in my opinion, will be the main event on that evening.
May be we are looking for a set 2h or more!
Let´s hope for that!

A warm welcome "Home", Markus :)


http://img216.imageshack.us/img216/1197/208127original.jpg

More Info :
http://nature-one.de/events/soundtropolis/

stefan1983
12-10-09, 10:48 PM
For all who are going (like me :lol: ) the running order :

Soundtropolis 2009 - Timetable
Sa. 17. Oktober 2009, 20.00 - 07.00h, Grugahalle Essen
CENTERPORT
20:00 - 21:00 Uhr Alex M.O.R.P.H. b2b Woody van Eyden
21:00 - 22:15 Uhr Filo & Peri
22:15 - 23:30 Uhr Matt Darey
23:30 - 01:00 Uhr Marcus Schössow
01:00 - 01:45 Uhr Giuseppe Ottaviani
01:45 - 03:15 Uhr Markus Schulz
03:15 - 04:00 Uhr Rank1
04:00 - 05:30 Uhr Judge Jules
05:30 - 07:00 Uhr Menno de Jong

HEAVENSGATE
21.00 - 22.00 Uhr U.W.E.
22.00 - 23.30 Uhr Discodyne
23.30 - 01.00 Uhr Daniel Kandi
01.00 - 02.30 Uhr Alex M.O.R.P.H.
02.30 - 04.00 Uhr Activa
04.00 - 05.30 Uhr Woody van Eyden
05.30 - 07.00 Uhr David Forbes

Maaike
13-10-09, 11:10 AM
First time in my Life i´m going to an Trance Festival.

Probably won't be the last time ;)


It´s not far away from NL, so hope to see you guys.
It's one hour by car for me, so I'll be there :D

Do you know if there's a big chance it's going to be sold out??
Still waiting for an answer if I'm on the guestlist, cause it would save me a lot of money, but I won't take any risk that's it's sold out when I'm not on the list :?

stefan1983
13-10-09, 11:45 AM
HI Maaike,

well, you will be able to buy a ticket on that evening.

It´s nowhere said, that it is going to be sold out.
Since "TRANCE" festivals, besides Nature One, are not running well in Germany,
I think you can be a 100 % sure you will get a ticket at the door.

The door price will be 34,- €.

Let me ask you something,
how do you manage to get onto the "guestlist" and what advantages do you have than?

See you!
Any other "left corner" freaks coming to Essen? :) :) :) :)

Maaike
14-10-09, 11:27 AM
HI Maaike,

well, you will be able to buy a ticket on that evening.

It´s nowhere said, that it is going to be sold out.
Since "TRANCE" festivals, besides Nature One, are not running well in Germany,
I think you can be a 100 % sure you will get a ticket at the door.

Tnx. Nature One is the only German festival I've been to so far, so I have no idea about the popularity of trance.


how do you manage to get onto the "guestlist" and what advantages do you have than?
Sometimes we win guestlist at websites like Partyflock, but most of the time it's because I (or one of my friends) know one of the dj's or someone from the organisation.
I'm going with a friend to Essen. One of his friends was invited, but couldn't go, so asked if he could pass the guestlist (+1) to my friend.

Most of the time the benefit of Guestlistentree is only that you don't have to pay for a ticket.
Sometimes it means you are VIP. VIP mostly includes entree to a VIP-deck with "lounge area" (nothing special, but you can sit comfortable ;) ). In special cases it means backstage acces at festivals or free drinks too :mrgreen:


Any other "left corner" freaks coming to Essen?
definitly 8-)

stefan1983
14-10-09, 02:00 PM
HI,

ok, I see. VIP & Guestlist means a lot ;)
That´s good for you!

We are driving to Essen by train.
So we all can drink! :P

Let´s hope it will be a nice party.
I will look out for you guys :)

PS: Have a look on your PF page ;)

maria111
14-10-09, 03:38 PM
wot :shock: awesome line up both stages (expect Marcus Schössow) i hope both stages are near so you people can move to both!!Have a great time everyone! :)

stefan1983
20-10-09, 12:37 AM
Hey guys,

the party is over.

So, how did you like it?!

I need to say, there was enough space to "dance", since the party wasn't sold out.
The people there were mostly friendly, which means a lot when speaking about parties in Germany! (I know what I'm speaking of :) )

The sound was ok, although it wasn't really good.
When staying in the middle of the arena, it was acceptable.
Drinks have not been to expensive though.

First we´ve seen Matt Darey, which I´ve been a little dissapointed of.
Then, on the so called "second floor" we´ve seen Daniel Kandi who really rocked the crowd! He also played some cool Tracks like "As the Rush Comes"..., really good.
Then, Alex Morph took over but for me, somehow dissapointed.
At around 1.45 the Main Room was full of people awating the Master himself,
MR. Markus Schulz 8-)
I think he really rocked it! For a lot of people it was the first time, seeing Markus LIVE.
From what I can tell, most of them have been positively surprised.
At around 3.30 Markus ended his set, after playing a wide spectrum of his Coldharbour Sound.
Afterwards, Rank1 played one of those "look who we are..." sets. Really boring and every year the same. If it´s Trance Energy, or whatever, the are playing the same boring set again and again. Since It didn't take long, we stayed in the main room to watch Judge Jules taking over the decs.
He is playing the same "kind" of Trance for years now. I´ve seen him 3-4 times now and I still don't like it.
After we spend around 30 minutes watching Woody van Eyden, who in our opinion was the worst DJ on the night, we went home, where we arrived after a 2h train drive.

Postive happening for me, when watching Woody on the 2nd floor Markus came along to watch him play or just take a look around.
He was staying in the middle of the party crowd :)
For me It didn't take long to catch him for a signature, photo and short "THANK YOU" :) :) :)
He is so a bottom down guy, thank you!

This was my Soundtropolis 2009.
When I`m lucky, I'm able to make it to the Ocean Diva on Thursday.
I hope I can get Friday one day off, so that I can make it to A'Dam.

If anyone of you guys (which I somehow didn't recognize) were there,
how was your night in Essen!? I´d love to hear your version ;)

See you guys,
Stefan

stefan1983
21-10-09, 08:12 AM
Hey guys,

here are some pictures :

http://img11.imageshack.us/img11/875/777777o.jpg

http://img96.imageshack.us/img96/9399/1111rj.jpg

http://img94.imageshack.us/img94/4008/2222x.jpg

http://img7.imageshack.us/img7/1504/3333jl.jpg

http://img202.imageshack.us/img202/6334/4444d.jpg

http://img200.imageshack.us/img200/3750/8888ns.jpg

http://img7.imageshack.us/img7/518/55555dds.jpg

btw : I'm allowed to post them here ;)

maria111
21-10-09, 08:27 AM
looks awesome where did you get those photos? :shock:

stefan1983
21-10-09, 08:36 AM
looks awesome where did you get those photos? :shock:

They were taken by the hosters.

Indeed it was a great party ;)

Gia
21-10-09, 09:31 AM
great pics and awesome party :)

Stefan, if u come to A-dam, you will meet me at Ocean Diva :)

stefan1983
21-10-09, 10:12 AM
great pics and awesome party :)

Stefan, if u come to A-dam, you will meet me at Ocean Diva :)

Hey, it´s not sure yet. But will you be there?
All the way from Poland? :)

Gia
21-10-09, 10:28 AM
great pics and awesome party :)

Stefan, if u come to A-dam, you will meet me at Ocean Diva :)

Hey, it´s not sure yet. But will you be there?
All the way from Poland? :)


yeah, have my flight from Wroclaw tomorrow, staying till Sunday :) I just can't wait!

stefan1983
21-10-09, 10:30 AM
yeah, have my flight from Wroclaw tomorrow, staying till Sunday :) I just can't wait!

Are you going to the party as "normal" clubber or like Maaike as a VIP !? ;)
I think we from the forums should all be a VIP, a Markus VIP *lol*

stefan1983
21-10-09, 01:06 PM
For those who would like to see some Videos, incl. Markus :) should follow this link :

http://nature-one.de/events/soundtropolis/_videos2009.htm

Maaike
21-10-09, 05:03 PM
Well then, here's my story of last saterday 8-)

We had a lot of fun with about 30 dutch clubbers :D
(see the pics at partyflock.nl ;) )

2 Stefan: The guestlist we had was Vip, but we only stayed at the dancefloor.

When we arrived we watched the last 20 minutes of Filo & Peri. They were rocking the floor already. After that was Matt Darey, I agree that he was a bit lame. I was very curious about Marcus Schossow, but I walked away screaming after three tracks. Man, he was terrible :shock: And even worse, according to my friends he was playing the same set as he did in Holland the week before! We also went to Daniel kandi. The crowd liked it, but I think playing stuff like "motorcycle" is just to easy (heard it just to many times) and besides that I allways think of Daniel as a bad Above&beyond-copycat. But then again, everyone has a different taste of music.
I went to the main room again to see Giuseppe Ottaviani. I only heard him once before, at Nature One. I liked his set and it was a nice warming up for us before Markus set.
Markus played a great set. I liked it better then the one at Evolution last month (although that one was also good ;) ).
During the show of Rank 1 we decided to get some drinks, have a smoke, walk around a bit..Anything, but standing on that dancefloor. I like the dj-sets of Rank 1, but the live-acts are only good for having same time for a break.
Judge was ok, but not special. Most of the time I like his sets, but this one as a bit soft. Then finally Menno de Jong closed the night with a lovely set. Over the last year he dissapointed me a couple of times, but he's definitly back again :)

I'm looking back at a great party. Although it wasn't very big and it wasn't sold out, I think it could became a good German festival. The organisation did a good job, everything went smoothly, normal prices and a lovely crowd!

Time now for some dinner and getting myself ready for another night of partying in Amsterdam. Hope to see some of you tomorrow at the Ocean Diva 8-)

stefan1983
22-10-09, 11:54 AM
Hey Maaike,

thanks for your party review :=)

I`noticed a guy from partyflock.nl running around the circle ;)

It seems that you felt the party the way I did :)
Filo & Peri was too early for us, since we arrived at around 22.30.
A few friends of ours have been to Marcus Shossow and have been happy afterwards.
But they do like a very strange style of trance, so that speaks for itself :lol:

Tonight is the night :)
Intuition Recordings @ Ocean Diva.
I´ve never been to Ocean Diva, anyone here who can describe the event location a bit?
It´s still not sure if I`m able to make it. I think it will be clear later this afternoon.

I really don't like to go party'ing and then straight go back to work again the other day.
I would need a looooooot of Energy Drinks tough ;)
For me / us it´s around 250 km One Way !
But maybe, I'll go for it :mrgreen:

If you are there, where can we meet together?
Left corner? *lol*

modthispny
24-10-09, 05:00 AM
amazing video of markus!!

Maaike
24-10-09, 08:51 PM
I`noticed a guy from partyflock.nl running around the circle ;)

Sebastian :D Really great guy


Left corner? *lol*
Did you go? There were so many partyfriends, that we didn't fit in only the left corner :lol: Had a great night at the Ocean Diva. The night before we went to Solarize, but it was a bit dissapointing. Next year I'll go to Armada again I think.

stefan1983
25-10-09, 10:52 AM
Dear Maaike,

Sorry, but I didn't make it to Amsterdam.
It would have been a hell of a drive.
2,5 hours to Amsterdam and 2,5 hours back home to go straight to work :(

Somehow I really feel that I´ve missed something.
Although Markus tweeted that it was a fun night ! :(
And Armin vs. Markus is too far away....

Stefan

Maaike
25-10-09, 11:28 AM
Sorry, but I didn't make it to Amsterdam.
It would have been a hell of a drive.
2,5 hours to Amsterdam and 2,5 hours back home to go straight to work :(

Somehow I really feel that I´ve missed something.
Although Markus tweeted that it was a fun night ! :(
And Armin vs. Markus is too far away....

Too bad you couldn't make it. I understand it's an impossible drive if you also have to work :(

Hope you could make it the 5th of dec. Maybe book a hotelroom or go by train?

stefan1983
25-10-09, 12:22 PM
Too bad you couldn't make it. I understand it's an impossible drive if you also have to work :(

Hope you could make it the 5th of dec. Maybe book a hotelroom or go by train?

Dear Maaike,

to Armin vs. Markus at the HMH I´ll be definately there.
I have the tickets on my pinboard allready ;)

This time we will get there by train from Kerkrade/Maastricht.
There´s a train station right next to the Amsterdam ArenA,
so it´s just easy to go there by train ;)

See you there!

Maaike
27-10-09, 09:51 PM
See you there!
Definitly! It's about time we meet in person ;)

stefan1983
27-10-09, 10:02 PM
Definitly! It's about time we meet in person ;)


Hope so ;)

Maaike
28-10-09, 05:48 PM
Definitly! It's about time we meet in person ;)


Hope so ;)
Hey, is that the pic from you and Markus at Soundtropolis? I see it now, but I'm not sure how long it's been there? Nice one tough 8-)

Now I can recognise you at the HMH (at this pic you look different then the one at PF) :lol:

stefan1983
28-10-09, 06:49 PM
Now I can recognise you at the HMH (at this pic you look different then the one at PF) :lol:

Yup, that´s me and Markus ;)

Added the pic just yesterday evening.

Ok, I see, maybe it´s because there are around 5 years in between ;)
Didn't update the pic "lately" :lol: :lol:

Dissapointed? :D

Maaike
28-10-09, 09:22 PM
because there are around 5 years in between ;)
Erhm..I guess it might have something to do with it :lol:
The oldest pic in my album at Flock is from Trance Energy 2008 I guess, so it shouldn't be to hard to recognize me ;)


Dissapointed?
You smile a lot more on this one :mrgreen: ;)

stefan1983
28-10-09, 11:44 PM
Erhm..I guess it might have something to do with it :lol:
The oldest pic in my album at Flock is from Trance Energy 2008 I guess, so it shouldn't be to hard to recognize me ;)


Hmm..., you´re probably right ;)



You smile a lot more on this one :mrgreen: ;)


Ok, that´s true, but I´ve been very tired that evening ;)

Maaike
29-10-09, 04:45 PM
Ok, that´s true, but I´ve been very tired that evening ;)
I thought because Markus is better company then the glass (of beer??) at the other pic :lol:

stefan1983
30-10-09, 09:44 AM
I thought because Markus is better company then the glass (of beer??) at the other pic :lol:

Indeed, Markus is of curse a better company than a glass of "coke" ;)