View from 25 meters high in the RTL Netherlands television crane at the back of the Radio538 Koninginnedag concert area. Koninginnedag (or Queensday) is basically the biggest yearly national party in the Netherlands and the Radio538 hosts a large free festival in Amsterdam which about 200.000 people attend during the course of the day.
The panorama is a stitch of several Canon 5DmkII images to make it one 25 megapixel super panorama. Watch out for more to come.
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Small preview of the photos yet to come….
One of the strangest days ever: April 30th 2009. What started out as a bright sunshiny happy day quickly turned into the sobering reality of somebody crazy enough to destroy innocent lives for a mindless attack on the royal family. Koninginnedag 2009 will forever be the one with a black lining. However, as one cannot send 150.000 people back home instantly: the show on the Museumplein simply just had to go on. A good show nonetheless but obviously most people lost a bit of their partymood (yours truly included)… A weird day indeed and therefore just a small gallery this time. Full series here (19 photo’s).
Respect for the artists that did perform and ofcourse respect for those who felt it was impossible for them.
While I’m in Scotland enjoying a four day holiday-slash-little-work-thing I couldn’t resist quickly uploading a good selection of the Koniginnedagconcert photo’s from the Museumplein in Amsterdam. This was the fifth or sixth time I photographed this fun event for organizers Radio538, the largest Radiostation in the Netherlands. About 100.000 people visit the concert, the largest one for Queensday.
Frank Dane from RTL5′s report on the concert.
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Artists that day: Milk Inc., I.O.S., DJ Jose, Dennis, Leaf, The Opposites, Syb van der Ploeg, Wolter Kroes, VanVelzen, Het Feestteam, Fouradi, Krezip, De Jeugd van Tegenwoordig, Jan Smit, DJ Jean, Gerard Joling, Racoon, Peter Gelderblom, Nick & Simon, Jeroen van der Boom, Mêlee, Nikki, Sander van Doorn, Lange Frans & Baas B., Charlie Lownoise & Mental Theo, Di-rect, Alain Clark, Kane and finally David Guetta.