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9 Jul 2015

Beating the summer drum with Alackadaisical



My second mission in Leuven was a bit more musical. I had to find percussion band Alackadaisical and join them to perform at 'Het Groot Verlof' city festival in Leuven... Aaaarghhh...



My second mission in #Leuven is a musical one. I have to learn to play percussion to join Alackadaisical on stage...
Posted by The Social Traveler on Thursday, July 9, 2015


I never played drums in my life so I have to say that I was quite nervous.

Luckily the people of the band welcomed me with a big smile and made me feel right at home.
I was invited to their final rehearsal and there I was assigned to the big drum. Such a fun instrument!

I joined the formation and had such a great time hitting that drum and basically being part of a band. Absolutely loved it. I might even keep pursuing this :-)

The day after we all met up at the main square. I got the proper uniform and I joined the band for the first song.




#BIGcc w @visitleuven • #MissionLeuven • Drum tastic For my second mission in #Leuven I had to join percussion band Alackadaisical to perform at Het Groot Verlof summer festival :-) I never played drums in my life so I have to say that I was a bit nervous. Luckily the people of the band welcomed me with a big smile and made me feel right at home. I was invited to their final rehearsal and there I was assigned to the big drum. Such a fun instrument! I joined the formation and had such a great time hitting that drum and basically being part of a band. Absolutely loved it. I might even keep pursuing this :-) The day after we all met up at the main square. I got the proper uniform and I joined the band for the first song. After that I sat back and just enjoyed their epic performance that they've been preparing for months. Beautiful people at a beautiful event on an utmost beautiful day. Definitely check em out. ;-) After the performance we enjoyed the rest of the festival together. The streets were packed with people and there were drum performances scattered across the city. Good times. Good times. • #TheBigCityChallenge #SocialTravel #tstStories in #Leuven • • #Travel #Europe #Belgium #Flanders #travelstories •
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After that I sat back and just enjoyed their epic performance that they've been preparing for months.


Alackadaisical in full force



Staying in perfect formation and keeping the rhythm


Beautiful people at a beautiful event on an utmost beautiful day.

Definitely check them out on Facebook for more pictures and say hello from me ;-)

After the performance we enjoyed the rest of the festival together. The streets were packed with people and there were drum shows scattered across the city. 





Good times. Good times.

I'll leave you with my favorite instagram picture of the day before you go back to whatever it is you're doing on your side of the planet ;-)





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