May 28, 2007

Posted by Rie On 1:29 PM
I'm back from my weekend working at the annual Jelling Music Festival and let's just say it was nothing like all the other years. LONG story and I'm not going to get into here but I will say that I will not be coming again next year unless something drastic changes. BUT, it wasn't all bad and I had a great time with some of my co-workers/friends and all the kids. The weather was fine - Friday and Saturday was super with sunshine and no rain. Sunday was colder with some rain but that's ok because I left the festival Sunday afternoon instead of staying until Monday morning.
It was great seeing the people I usually work with, especially Lena, Erik, Lars and co. We got loads of fun pictures and I can easily say that we made the best of a tense situation. We did our thing and were there for the kids and we also took time out for ourselves and had fun. Lots of laughs, beers and talks. We didn't see much music this year - only Bloodhound Gang and some of the Deep Purple concert but that's ok. We had too much fun and didn't have time to see the concerts! The work area wasn't good but seeing everyone else made up for it!

Lena and I took the bus from Vejle to Jelling Friday afternoon and it was great seeing her again. We had our sleeping bags, pillows, festival clothes and some cold beverages ready - we don't drink when we're working but when the blue t-shirts come off, then we usually have a couple drinks like the other 22,000 other people at the festival. We figured a beer on the bus would be a good way to start things off!

Lena, Erik and I have, in the past many years, been them who work all festival and sleep in the camper and this year wasn't any different. We "close" the stand around 1am and just relax and catch up on our life stories but "our kids" know perfectly well where we are and that they are always welcomed to come over and say hi. Helle is one of my "kids" who I've known for several years now and even though she's not a kid anymore, she couldn't resist coming by to say hi - and she ended up staying until 3am!

Marie came with Helle and we couldn't resist taking some fun pictures. We had a fun Friday night and it was first 5am when we went to sleep. But we got up at 830am again to open the stand and be there for our kids.

Lars used to work at Pitstop (our old booth) but him and the others weren't invited to work this year. They were ready and willing to work but when they came Friday with all their stuff, they were asked to leave. Lena, Erik and I spent lots of time with them and considering the situation, we were still able to have some fun.

Lena, Erik and Rie. Almost like the good old times. We stuck together and supported each other - I don't know what I would have done without them.

Rie with two of the boys from the youth club.

Karin, Pernille and the girls were all at the festival and I think they had a good time!

When I was taking the first picture, some of our kids saw it and wanted to say hi. Karin and the others got attacked! LOL

We took the picture ourselves and my arms are not long enough to get us all in the shot.

Rie and some of the really old kids. But they still remember me and it was nice seeing that they are doing ok and having fun.

Attack of the youth club. Yups, these kids are the reason to why we work volunteer just to make sure they have a good time and have someone to talk to if they have problems.

Kamal and Jette - two of my co-workers taking a break.

Koere Teknisk Klub - we're still smiling!

Is that how men eat?

Allan, Erik and Lena - Allan used to work with us at Pitstop but wasn't invited this year. But he still came over to say hi to us and drink a beer.

The entire gang taking a break and watching the Bloodhound Gang concert. We might not have been a part of Pitstop this year but we stuck together.

Yups, I was there too!

Karin and Rie. I should say hi from Karin to Sooke!

That's the end of Jelling Music Festival 2007 - it sucked ass in many ways but we stuck through it for the kids sake and for each other.

2 Intelligent comments:

Glenda-Bean said...

Wooo hoo! Jelling Festival! Sweet memories of fries and remulaude (sp?)

christine said...

bloodhood gang and deep purple?? what a crazy mix!
too bad that the politics of your involvement sucked but you guys definately made the best of it!