Thursday, October 3, 2013


Thanks to the hilarious Cheech and Chong movies, many people have dreamt of traveling to Holland to sample the local coffeeshops' products. The art of sitting with a friend and legally enjoying the Holland greenery is one of the main attractions of Holland. It isn't all wooden shoes, tulips and Delft porcelain!

The legendary Dynamo Festival in Eindhoven, Holland was one of the first successful music festivals of the 1990's. It began in a tiny club; maybe holding 150 or less spectators and grew to the amazing number of 120,000+ Metalheads, moshing the days away, in giant fields!

Sacred Reich at Dynamo Festival

Sacred Reich
I had my dream fulfilled many times, with my bands Sacred Reich and Sepultura being on the bill and even had both bands playing on the same day! The festival presenters also organized small club gigs leading up to the big concerts. These shows created a thirst for the bands because the clubs and the surrounding streets would be packed with people straining to hear the tunes seeping out through cracks in the entry way..
Mordred band member

Death Angel!

One year, my birthday happened to be in Eindhoven.. While I spent the day selling merch under the stairs, in an alcove of the club, the crowd above me went wild in their Sepultura-mania. It was all cool; I always put my work first, before the party. After the that was a different story.
Andreas and Max back stage

My friend, who shall remain incognito, presented me with a large chocolate bundt cake. He said there was a surprise baked inside. We all wolfed the cake down, like it was aftershow pizza and took off to the next gig.

It wasn't long before we all realized there was definitely something different about this cake. When one of the chowhounds began projectile vomiting, I decided it was time to consult a doctor. I had to swerve around the planets and shooting stars surrounding me, as I accompanied my sick friend into the waiting room. Being a Dutch emergency room doctor, the medic knew instantly what the malady was...too much substance in the cake.

It took a couple hours to float back to Earth, but we all arrived unscathed! The moral of the story? Count your carbs? Beware of strangers bearing gifts? Or just...don't eat too much space cake!!!
Sepultura's crowd
Class dismissed.....