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03-07-2012 // Plug in, Baby!: Rock Werchter 2012

After being in Belgium for 4 days to hear a lot of great music at Rock Werchter, I wanted to write a little something on how good some shows where and what bands completely failed. But due to lack of sleep (although it's 2.30 in the morning now and I can't seem to fall asleep) there's no real words coming out. Earlier tonight I had a Twitter-session on the subject and figured, why not put the whole thing on here for everyone to read.
So here's 32 things I’ve learned at Rock Werchter 2012:

1. Getting to Belgium is the easy thing, getting to Werchter doable, getting to that parking area a fucking challenge.
2. I hate camping
3. I hate putting up a tent with Within Temptation playing in the background
4. I HATE camping
5. I love Rock Werchter. Well, at least the 2012-edition of it, let’s not jump to conclusions just yet..
6. Rock Werchter actually lasts 4 days. i did not know that untill the day it started.. what preparation?
7. Thursday was definitely party night. Cypress Hill killed it. Skream brought it back to life, Skrillex killed it again and Justice had sex with its dead body. Does that make any sense? Justice RULESS!!
8. There’s still hope for me. I danced with a pretty girl to The Kooks' “She moves in her own way”. Loved the show, the girl was ok.
9. Garbage is still just that.
10. Dancing with a woman twice my age to The Cure makes me feel very young
11. Miles Kane has to be the hardest working Brit to play music. Ever.
12. The only act almost as bad as Pearl Jam is Jack White. Or Pearl Jam
13. Lana Del Rey can sing! Nailed every note with style and class seldom displayed. I think I love her. Lana, will you marry me?
14. I can actually fall in love with 4 women at the same time. But they’ll have to be in a band called Katzenjammer
15. Azari & III reminds me of Grace Jones on steroids. I love it.
16. Jumping/dancing to Deadmau5 is a great way of getting ready for bed. Or going deaf. Or both.
17. There is a heaven on earth. And it’s called a James Vincent McMorrow concert. I’m still searching 4 words 2 describe the intense beauty
18. Michael Kiwanuka is best enjoyed alone. OR with a pretty girl, I’ll try that next week @ North Sea Jazz
19. The Alabama Shakes are able of disappointing the shit out of me. i did not see that coming..
20. Wolfmother are live at least as good as on record. Or was that a record?
21. Mumford & Sons’ new album is due in September. Or was that another band..? at least they played as good as they should have!
22. I can smoke up to 25 cigarettes a day given the right circumstances. i doubt if that is a good thing.
23. Regina Spektor is all that she’s cracked up to be. And more. A lot more. Still not as great as James Vincent McMorrow though. Who was also very funny. (No I don’t have a crush on James Vincent McMorrow. Although we are on first-name bases in my mind.) I just call him James.
24. I enjoy singing along to Incubus knowing that no one can hear me, cuz they're rockin' the shit out of that tent.
25. Everyone in Other Lives plays at least 3 instruments. Except the drummer. He drums. That’s a lot of instruments in one.
26. size does not matter. neither does timing. Other Lives was the 1st and (surprisingly, I might add) by far best show on Sunday.
27. Noel Gallagher is, in fact, the worst singer the UK has ever produced. The Spice Girls would've done better out there.
28. Days get mixed up with a routine that consists of a little sleep, loads of alcohol and huge amounts of great music. I love it.
29. M. Ward invented arrogance. And not too much to show for it.
30. The Red Hot Chili Peppers are capable of sending chills down my spine. Just like Milow
31. Die Antwoord is without a doubt 50% genius, 50% completely fucked up and 40% hot. Russians will get it.
32. I rarely combined something I intensely hate (camping) with something I intensely love (music). but it worked. I loved being at Rock Werchter 2012.

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