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TheWannabe90
05-11-2009, 08:39 AM
The 2nd International Belgian ukulele festival...
It was really great!

I got to meet Mr Ken Middleton, he was promoting Ohana on the festival.
Here he is with some very nice Ohana's
http://www.ukuleleunderground.com/forum/picture.php?albumid=333&pictureid=1880
He is a very nice and friendly man to meet in person.
http://www.ukuleleunderground.com/forum/picture.php?albumid=333&pictureid=1881

I met Gus and Fin (http://www.youtube.com/user/gugug)! They are also two very friendly guys
http://www.ukuleleunderground.com/forum/picture.php?albumid=333&pictureid=1878
They even gave me this awesome badge
http://www.ukuleleunderground.com/forum/picture.php?albumid=333&pictureid=1884

this post makes me officially a SENIOR

TheWannabe90
05-11-2009, 08:42 AM
I met another Belgian UU member, Kurobashi (http://www.ukuleleunderground.com/forum/member.php?u=3502) or Koen. A cool guy with some awesome ukuleles :p
Here he is with Gus
http://www.ukuleleunderground.com/forum/picture.php?albumid=333&pictureid=1882

There was a Martin exposition
http://www.ukuleleunderground.com/forum/picture.php?albumid=333&pictureid=1879

The night before there was a jam session
http://www.ukuleleunderground.com/forum/picture.php?albumid=333&pictureid=1883

TheWannabe90
05-11-2009, 08:51 AM
There was a workshop with Ukulelezaza (http://www.youtube.com/user/ukulelezaza)

Some other great performances where from
Yan Yalego (http://www.ukulelefestival.be/yanyalego_eng.html)

Max e Veronica (http://www.ukulelefestival.be/maxveronica_eng.html) A real must see for every ukulele and or guitar lover!
Look them up on youtube...
http://www.ukuleleunderground.com/forum/picture.php?albumid=333&pictureid=1886

Another nice link is THIS (http://www.tvoost.be/nl/nieuws/2009-05-10/ukulele-festival/), it is in Dutch but it gives a nice idea of the festival...

It was a great festival. I am glad to have met some awesome people and I hope to see them again on the next edition! :old:

Ken Middleton
05-11-2009, 11:59 AM
Another nice link is THIS (http://www.tvoost.be/nl/nieuws/2009-05-10/ukulele-festival/), it is in Dutch but it gives a nice idea of the festival...

It was a great festival. I am glad to have met some awesome people and I hope to see them again on the next edition! :old:

Not all of it was is in Dutch. I managed to speak some English.

But it was a great festival. There were a lot of really wonderful performances. And everyone was so friendly.

What I found really wonderful was meeting people for the first time, even though I already knew many of them really well.

KEN

Kurobashi
05-11-2009, 12:16 PM
Yes it definitely was a very nice festival, better than the first edition.

What I really like about small festivals such as this one is that you really get a chance to talk to the performers.

I think events like this are really a boost for my motivation to study my uke techniques.
Perhaps next time you can find me and/or TheWannabe90 on the free stage :)

TheWannabe90
05-11-2009, 12:28 PM
Perhaps next time you can find me and/or TheWannabe90 on the free stage :)

Maybe... :rolleyes:
Perhaps accompanied by Mr Middleton and other UU members?

Bratset
05-11-2009, 12:31 PM
Sounds like it was aweomse there. Maybe next time I can be able to come ;-)

Jimmy
05-11-2009, 12:31 PM
Anyone come across any Irish people? A few members of our ukulele club were present.

Ken Middleton
05-11-2009, 12:54 PM
Anyone come across any Irish people? A few members of our ukulele club were present.

Yes, I did. My friend Tony, myself and a couple of others had fun in his hired Merc driving to a venue without a map. It should have taken 6 minutes. It actually took the best part of an hour.

We all played together. Gus and Finn were terrific. So was everyone really. Everyone played well. Tony volunteered me to play. I don't remember words well - I even forgot the words to Knockin' On Heaven's Door. No-one seemed to care.

KEN

Jimmy
05-11-2009, 01:04 PM
Yes, I did. My friend Tony, myself and a couple of others had fun in his hired Merc driving to a venue without a map. It should have taken 6 minutes. It actually took the best part of an hour.

We all played together. Gus and Finn were terrific. So was everyone really. Everyone played well. Tony volunteered me to play. I don't remember words well - I even forgot the words to Knockin' On Heaven's Door. No-one seemed to care.

KEN

That's brilliant. I'll hear stories this weekend then ;)

Maybe when I'm a bit older I'll make it out to Belgium.

tukef
05-11-2009, 01:33 PM
I met Gus and Fin (http://www.youtube.com/user/gugug)! They are also two very friendly guys
http://www.ukuleleunderground.com/forum/picture.php?albumid=333&pictureid=1878
They even gave me this awesome badge
http://www.ukuleleunderground.com/forum/picture.php?albumid=333&pictureid=1884



I love Gus and Fin! Their youtube videos are always playing on my computer. So glad you got to meet loads of cool people and had a great time.

deach
05-11-2009, 02:41 PM
Great pics! Thanks for sharing.

seeso
05-11-2009, 09:45 PM
Sounds like a great night! I would have loved to have played with GUGUG.

TheWannabe90
05-12-2009, 08:08 AM
For those interested,
here is another great link from the festival with a lot of Gus and Fin (GUGUG)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EvPBXZMHNUo

Baron K
05-12-2009, 08:29 AM
Thanks for sharing, buddy! Looks like a great time - wish I'd been there (didn't know in time that there was a festival in Belgium).

Is there a thread here with european festivals and meets?

TheWannabe90
05-12-2009, 08:33 AM
Thanks for sharing, buddy! Looks like a great time - wish I'd been there (didn't know in time that there was a festival in Belgium).

Is there a thread here with european festivals and meets?
http://www.ukuleleunderground.com/forum/showthread.php?t=12367&highlight=festival
I also heard Ken Middleton say that he would be attending an ukulele festival in Stockholm very soon... I say you report that one? ;)

Baron K
05-12-2009, 08:38 AM
http://www.ukuleleunderground.com/forum/showthread.php?t=12367&highlight=festival
I also heard Ken Middleton say that he would be attending an ukulele festival in Stockholm very soon... I say you report that one? ;)

Thanks man! I'm hoping to meet with Ken, but there's no real festival that I know of here anytime soon. Guess I have to check it out...

Bratset
05-12-2009, 09:23 AM
Thanks man! I'm hoping to meet with Ken, but there's no real festival that I know of here anytime soon. Guess I have to check it out...

:eek: Tell me what you find out Baron :D
If there is a festival in Stockholm I think I'l go there, hehe. Not such a long drive ;-) or flight :nana:

Ken Middleton
05-12-2009, 09:59 AM
There is no festival in Stockholm. It is in Gothenburg on the 30th May.

Bratset
05-12-2009, 10:04 AM
There is no festival in Stockholm. It is in Gothenburg on the 30th May.

Awesome, is there a webpage or something? I realy wanna try to get there then ;-)

Bratset
05-12-2009, 10:09 AM
Nevermind :P
Found this http://www.ukulele.nu/
Realy hope I can go there :D

TheWannabe90
05-12-2009, 10:13 AM
There is no festival in Stockholm. It is in Gothenburg on the 30th May.
Ow sorry, I must have misunderstood you then...