Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Upcoming trips

So just an FYI, I'll be traveling to Barcelona and Rome in the next two weeks. Stay tuned for pics of my travels in the coming days.

This past Friday, there was another concert going on in the middle of the city. The main headliner was a Belgian vocal trance band, so kind of techno/electropop, called Milk Inc. Supposedly they're pretty popular, but I've heard of them in the states.

The main stage is set up smack dab in the middle of the city, in a square enclosed by bars. Extra security was present throughout the square since it was so packed for this event. I was told that the maximum capacity for the square was about 12,000 people, and I have no doubt it was that crowded. The band had fireworks going off and flames sprouting out of the ground randomly throughout their set. The crowd really got into the music and it definitely made it much for fun.

Friday, July 2, 2010

Music festivals galore

So today kicks off Leuven's weekly music festival. Every Friday there's a music theme and there are 5 or 6 stages dispersed throughout the city. These are free concerts for anyone who wants to come and there's an eclectic mix of music. For example, today's theme was jazz. I ended up visiting 3 different stages throughout the city and each had their own little genre of music going on. I got a little bit of jazz, some cuban/salsa music, and indie rock. I really enjoyed the indie rock band. They called themselves Bad Cirkuz and claim to be a blues/jazz band, however there's not a single brass or horned instrument among them. They reminded me of paramore and flyleaf, although they weren't as hardcore.

Their set was probably a little bit more than half an hour. I really enjoyed their music, enough so that I think I'll try to find their cd.