behold the lamb in the seize the night festival

plukdenacht13-8-13  Behold the lamb

It is one of those ‘different’ festivals, the pluk-de-nacht / seize-the-night festival in  Amsterdam. Close to my home, there is a stone head (stenen hoofd), a former place for ships to stay on the riverside, that is now deserted and, rare in Amsterdam, not being confiscated yet for building houses or offices. This is where alternative activities are organised like the pluk-de-nacht / seize the night festival.

I went there last night and saw an almost incomprehensible Irish movie on the riverside: http://www.plukdenacht.nl/movie/behold-the-lamb-2/. I felt sorry for every human and animal in the movie – none of them were happy, although the humans lived and the animals died so that was not the same fate. And I didn’t get the clue, but possibly my attention was not really focussed because of the river and the boats, the public (a festival well visited!), my lovely companion, or just the cold that is always there as soon as the Netherlands have an outdoor festival…

There were nice food and drinks available (good wine from a sponsoring local company!) and the rental blankets were ok too. All visitors were white – a bit weird in a multicultural town like Amsterdam – and their behaviour was white too: no bother, polite and fun, but no collectivity or togetherness. A festival with its own colours and flavours, in Amsterdam 4 more days to go so I’d say: don’t miss it, go, see and enjoy!

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