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Title: Frost* at ProgDreams VI!
Post by: AnsOnkruid on July 08, 2016, 11:44:12 PM
Hey all!

So this was just announced and I am already so incredibly happy and excited (https://scontent-amt2-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/13645285_512178988988310_4323824264577193829_n.jpg?oh=d1862de6ae53b02ad5496951fa33ff64&oe=57EE5DF3) and please feel free to come over and share the happiness! I can't believe I'm seeing my favourite progpeople again after so many years :D

(https://scontent-amt2-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/13645285_512178988988310_4323824264577193829_n.jpg?oh=d1862de6ae53b02ad5496951fa33ff64&oe=57EE5DF3)
Title: Re: Frost* at ProgDreams VI!
Post by: L33VEY on July 09, 2016, 09:50:55 AM
OK - this is far enough away to get plans in place.  Who's in?

I'm guessing that flying to Schipol is best from the UK, but any advice after that gratefully received on:
2) good hotels close to the venue etc etc

Title: Re: Frost* at ProgDreams VI!
Post by: MikeEvs on July 09, 2016, 07:24:13 PM
There are direct flights to Rotterdam which is closer but it's probably cheaper and more frequent flights to Schiphol, train from Schiphol will take between 53mins and 80mins depending on which service you take.

A quick look on google shows a few nearby hotels ranging in price from 50 - 85
Title: Re: Frost* at ProgDreams VI!
Post by: lyn on July 09, 2016, 10:03:08 PM


I'm guessing that flying to Schipol is best from the UK, but any advice after that gratefully received
Don't get your passport stolen at Schipol. It makes it hard to get home.
In other news,  double decker trains are cool...
Title: Re: Frost* at ProgDreams VI!
Post by: lyn on July 09, 2016, 10:06:48 PM
At the train ticket kiosk.  Am den trens... Be careful
Title: Re: Frost* at ProgDreams VI!
Post by: DueyC on July 11, 2016, 05:10:07 PM
http://www.goldentulip.com/en/hotels/golden-tulip-zoetermeer-den-haag

This is where the bands normally stay, and if you're staying for the full three days you can take advantage of their 3-nights-for-the-price-of-2 offer. I've reserved a suite, all to myself, for 170 Euros  8)

I've previously stayed in the NH hotel nearby, which is also smart and comfortable.
Title: Re: Frost* at ProgDreams VI!
Post by: Trapezium Artist on July 12, 2016, 01:33:07 PM
This is about 12km from my house, so I'll try and send some info later (am on holiday at the moment).

I'd say that you're all welcome to stay with us, but suspect we might be rapidly overwhelmed  8)
Title: Re: Frost* at ProgDreams VI!
Post by: johninblack on July 13, 2016, 01:13:31 AM
I'd say that you're all welcome to stay with us, but suspect we might be rapidly overwhelmed  8)

House party at TA's place!  ;)
Title: Re: Frost* at ProgDreams VI!
Post by: owen on July 13, 2016, 07:42:23 PM
I'd say that you're all welcome to stay with us, but suspect we might be rapidly overwhelmed  8)

House party at TA's place!  ;)
which night? And which biscuits to bring?
Title: Re: Frost* at ProgDreams VI!
Post by: Trapezium Artist on July 13, 2016, 10:30:50 PM
I'd say that you're all welcome to stay with us, but suspect we might be rapidly overwhelmed  8)

House party at TA's place!  ;)
which night? And which biscuits to bring?

Well, anyone that is coming is indeed welcome to come over for pre-gig nibbles. I'll rent enough bikes that we can then all pedal the 12km to the venue through the wide open polder landscape  8)

(Lord, what I have I just let myself in for?)
Title: Re: Frost* at ProgDreams VI!
Post by: manoncharles on July 26, 2016, 12:58:04 PM
aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa
fuck it
Title: Re: Frost* at ProgDreams VI!
Post by: Mikey on July 26, 2016, 03:59:20 PM
aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa
fuck it
That's the sort of luck I normally have  >:( >:( >:(
Title: Re: Frost* at ProgDreams VI!
Post by: owen on July 26, 2016, 08:25:19 PM
Seriously? Is TA's place really that great?
Title: Re: Frost* at ProgDreams VI!
Post by: L33VEY on July 26, 2016, 09:30:31 PM
Weekend ticket bought and suite at the Golden Tulip booked from the Friday   :)
Title: Re: Frost* at ProgDreams VI!
Post by: Mikey on July 27, 2016, 12:15:24 PM
suite at the Golden Tulip booked   :)
That sounds very dodgy  ;)
Title: Re: Frost* at ProgDreams VI!
Post by: AnsOnkruid on January 18, 2017, 08:57:51 PM
Oops. I haven't been online for a while I guess. Time for a Frost*ie meetup, perhaps? I'll bring stroopwafels :)
Title: Re: Frost* at ProgDreams VI!
Post by: Pedro on January 18, 2017, 11:17:31 PM
Oops. I haven't been online for a while I guess. Time for a Frost*ie meetup, perhaps? I'll bring stroopwafels :)
Welcome back! Have one for me. :)
Title: Re: Frost* at ProgDreams VI!
Post by: Mikey on January 19, 2017, 07:11:03 PM
Oops. I haven't been online for a while I guess. Time for a Frost*ie meetup, perhaps? I'll bring stroopwafels :)
Hi Junior, how's it going?  :)
Title: Re: Frost* at ProgDreams VI!
Post by: AnsOnkruid on January 22, 2017, 01:13:06 AM
Oops. I haven't been online for a while I guess. Time for a Frost*ie meetup, perhaps? I'll bring stroopwafels :)
Hi Junior, how's it going?  :)
Mikey :D I'm not so junior anymore... Turning 24 in April already! All is good, eating lots of biscuits and listening prog are still my hobbies :) How are you doing? It's been so long!
Title: Re: Frost* at ProgDreams VI!
Post by: Trapezium Artist on January 23, 2017, 09:21:22 AM
Oops. I haven't been online for a while I guess. Time for a Frost*ie meetup, perhaps? I'll bring stroopwafels :)
Hi Junior, how's it going?  :)
Mikey :D I'm not so junior anymore... Turning 24 in April already! All is good, eating lots of biscuits and listening prog are still my hobbies :) How are you doing? It's been so long!

Trust us. Compared to most folk on this forum, that's Junior. Very  :P
Title: Re: Frost* at ProgDreams VI!
Post by: gr8gonzo on January 24, 2017, 01:32:13 AM
I still recall the first time we crossed paths, Ans. It was over on last.fm sometime in 2008. So, I've known you since you were 15. :D
Title: Frost* at ProgDreams VI!
Post by: Mikey on January 26, 2017, 06:57:46 AM
I still recall the first time we crossed paths, Ans. It was over on last.fm sometime in 2008. So, I've known you since you were 15. :D
& me 14
That's 10 years, 10 years
I feel old



No......even older


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Title: Re: Frost* at ProgDreams VI!
Post by: tigermoth on January 27, 2017, 11:02:18 AM
I will be there all being well to catch Frost's set, but I will definitely be there on Sunday to catch Lonely Robot, and Tiger Moth Tales.  :)
Title: Re: Frost* at ProgDreams VI!
Post by: D S on January 27, 2017, 01:00:52 PM
Well, I hope you catch Tiger Moth Tales, Pete - I've heard they're really good!  ;)
Title: Re: Frost* at ProgDreams VI!
Post by: AnsOnkruid on January 31, 2017, 07:57:48 PM
Oh man you guys have been in my life for so long, even I do feel old now. :P I remember being so young and visiting this place (well, technically, we had an other place back then) every single day. Oh, the joy it brought me. This tiny community did wonders for me. The friends I've made and the music I've discovered... I wouldn't be the same without it.  I have and will always love this place :)

So, emotional rant over. Time for some biscuits! And, to stay on topic: I'm tempted to go both days, anyone who wants to cat-sit?
Title: Re: Frost* at ProgDreams VI!
Post by: DueyC on February 02, 2017, 05:18:00 PM
For those wanting to take photos, here is the De Boerderij camera policy, as stated on their website:

Am I allowed to take photos at a concert?

As a rule the use of small, so-called compact cameras (without a removable lens) and smart phones is permitted. However, you are not allowed to bring professional equipment / single-lens reflex cameras (SLRs) inside the venue.

Only if you, as a professional or amateur photographer, have submitted a request for an accreditation in advance and it has been granted, you can use a professional camera at the concert. Requests for an accreditation can be submitted no later than 3 days before a show by sending an e-mail to info@boerderij.org
.

I have done that in the past and they are reasonable about it. Your name is added to a list and you will be issued with a wristband on entry. Anyone seen using a DSLR without a wristband will be challenged.

Assuming they have their normal lighting guy (Rene Haak) on duty, you can expect the lighting to be very good, so go for it!
Title: Re: Frost* at ProgDreams VI!
Post by: Trapezium Artist on February 04, 2017, 05:31:35 PM
For those wanting to take photos, here is the De Boerderij camera policy, as stated on their website:

Am I allowed to take photos at a concert?

As a rule the use of small, so-called compact cameras (without a removable lens) and smart phones is permitted. However, you are not allowed to bring professional equipment / single-lens reflex cameras (SLRs) inside the venue.

Only if you, as a professional or amateur photographer, have submitted a request for an accreditation in advance and it has been granted, you can use a professional camera at the concert. Requests for an accreditation can be submitted no later than 3 days before a show by sending an e-mail to info@boerderij.org
.

I have done that in the past and they are reasonable about it. Your name is added to a list and you will be issued with a wristband on entry. Anyone seen using a DSLR without a wristband will be challenged.

Assuming they have their normal lighting guy (Rene Haak) on duty, you can expect the lighting to be very good, so go for it!

FWIW, I've taken DSLR pix at De Boerderij quite a few times and have never had to get accreditation first, but admittedly, that hasn't been in the last couple of years.

But they're nice people at the venue, so I imagine that if you follow the process well in advance, it should be fine.
Title: Re: Frost* at ProgDreams VI!
Post by: DueyC on February 16, 2017, 08:44:31 PM
There will be a curry on the Friday evening in Zoetermeer for those who are arriving early. It's being done through facebook, so if you aren't on there (or you are but haven't already been invited) let me know and I'll pass your name on to the organiser.
Title: Re: Frost* at ProgDreams VI!
Post by: Nellie on February 16, 2017, 10:50:24 PM
The whole thing will be filmed so it would be extremely annoying to have a bank of giant lenses blocking the stage. This is one of my pet hates (of which I have many), amateur photographers, who have paid to get in, claiming a space at the front of the stage all night and blocking the view of other people, who have paid to get in.
Bring back the old 3 song rule and ban photography unless you have a pass. Sorry if that upsets people but I think it's unfair on the band and the punters.
Title: Re: Frost* at ProgDreams VI!
Post by: L33VEY on February 25, 2017, 06:27:55 PM
The whole thing will be filmed so it would be extremely annoying to have a bank of giant lenses blocking the stage. This is one of my pet hates (of which I have many), amateur photographers, who have paid to get in, claiming a space at the front of the stage all night and blocking the view of other people, who have paid to get in.
Bring back the old 3 song rule and ban photography unless you have a pass. Sorry if that upsets people but I think it's unfair on the band and the punters.

Does that mean tall people have to stay at the back as well?   :P
Title: Frost* at ProgDreams VI!
Post by: Mikey on February 25, 2017, 07:36:52 PM
Does that mean tall people have to stay at the back as well?   :P
Tall Frost*ies are well behaved 😀

Unlike tall IQ fans, grrrrrrrrrr


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Title: Re: Frost* at ProgDreams VI!
Post by: Trapezium Artist on February 25, 2017, 08:02:13 PM
Finally bought my tickets: some weird proximity effect made me lazy in ordering. But the point being, there are still tickets left for ProgDreamsVI, so anyone who's been wavering about coming: do.

Anyway, who all here is coming? Add to the list:

Trapezium Artist
DueyC
AnsOnkruid (?)
Nellie  8)
Tigermoth  ;)
Title: Re: Frost* at ProgDreams VI!
Post by: Mikey on February 25, 2017, 10:10:43 PM
Anyway, who all here is coming? Add to the list:

Trapezium Artist
DueyC
AnsOnkruid (?)
Nellie  8)
Tigermoth  ;)
Hmmmmmmmmm....................

Engage complicated Logistics mode 😖😖😖😖😖
Title: Re: Frost* at ProgDreams VI!
Post by: L33VEY on February 26, 2017, 12:24:55 PM
Finally bought my tickets: some weird proximity effect made me lazy in ordering. But the point being, there are still tickets left for ProgDreamsVI, so anyone who's been wavering about coming: do.

Anyway, who all here is coming? Add to the list:

Trapezium Artist
DueyC
AnsOnkruid (?)
Nellie  8)
Tigermoth  ;)
L33VEY  :P (at the back)
Title: Re: Frost* at ProgDreams VI!
Post by: AnsOnkruid on March 04, 2017, 03:16:45 AM
Woo! It's today!
Title: Re: Frost* at ProgDreams VI!
Post by: L33VEY on March 04, 2017, 12:09:19 PM
Woo! It's today!

Think I'll aim for "Position Pedro" after all.  Someone has to....
Title: Re: Frost* at ProgDreams VI!
Post by: AnsOnkruid on March 04, 2017, 12:57:18 PM
Sooo... How do I find all those lovely Frost*ies? Should I put a Frosterisk in my hat and hold biscuits in my hands?
Title: Re: Frost* at ProgDreams VI!
Post by: L33VEY on March 05, 2017, 08:43:26 AM
Sooo... How do I find all those lovely Frost*ies? Should I put a Frosterisk in my hat and hold biscuits in my hands?

We were at the front between The Boss and Mitchell.  Similar place tonight for Lonely Robot.
Set was Hyperventilate, BLM, Milliontown, the FS suite, with The Other Me for encore.  Typical mix of humour and top musicianship.  Video recorded by the venue.
Title: Re: Frost* at ProgDreams VI!
Post by: owen on March 05, 2017, 11:03:12 AM
5 songs and then off they go? That can't be more than 20minutes. What a rip off
Title: Re: Frost* at ProgDreams VI!
Post by: D S on March 05, 2017, 11:18:14 AM
5 songs and then off they go? That can't be more than 20minutes. What a rip off
;D
Interesting that EIMA material seems to be lacking these days - and Milliontown is back.
However, add TDL and Numbers to that setlist and you'd have my perfect Frost* gig. 8)
Title: Re: Frost* at ProgDreams VI!
Post by: rogerg on March 05, 2017, 03:18:05 PM
5 songs and then off they go? That can't be more than 20minutes. What a rip off

heh
Title: Re: Frost* at ProgDreams VI!
Post by: AnsOnkruid on March 05, 2017, 04:14:57 PM
Sooo... How do I find all those lovely Frost*ies? Should I put a Frosterisk in my hat and hold biscuits in my hands?

We were at the front between The Boss and Mitchell.  Similar place tonight for Lonely Robot.
Set was Hyperventilate, BLM, Milliontown, the FS suite, with The Other Me for encore.  Typical mix of humour and top musicianship.  Video recorded by the venue.
I am very small and wearing a hat, come say hi!
Title: Re: Frost* at ProgDreams VI!
Post by: Mikey on March 05, 2017, 04:21:05 PM
Hi  :)
Title: Re: Frost* at ProgDreams VI!
Post by: AnsOnkruid on March 05, 2017, 04:37:19 PM
Hi :D How ya doin sir?

Seems like Blundell had a thumb injury... I hope he can still play tonight :( poor guy.
Title: Re: Frost* at ProgDreams VI!
Post by: D S on March 05, 2017, 05:05:08 PM
Seems like Blundell had a thumb injury... I hope he can still play tonight :( poor guy.
What is it with Frost* and injured digits? :o First there was Jem and his broken finger just before the Celebr8 gig, now he has arthritis in his right thumb.  And now Blunders joins in.  Occupational hazard obviously.
I assume he's playing with Lonely Robot tonight? Was his thumb OK for Frost* last night?
Title: Re: Frost* at ProgDreams VI!
Post by: owen on March 05, 2017, 06:15:30 PM
Who's playing bass? Nathan or has he flown Beggsy a round trip of 7000 miles? And is Jem playing keys?
Title: Re: Frost* at ProgDreams VI!
Post by: Mikey on March 05, 2017, 06:23:13 PM
Thumbs?
Thought they used sticks  ;D
Title: Re: Frost* at ProgDreams VI!
Post by: johninblack on March 05, 2017, 11:22:41 PM
Found this (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V8OIwK808x4), poor audio quality but............
Title: Re: Frost* at ProgDreams VI!
Post by: Trapezium Artist on March 06, 2017, 04:32:19 PM
Found this (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V8OIwK808x4), poor audio quality but............

And that's AnsOnskruid right in the middle of the shot at the bottom: wearing a baseball cap with a glowstick wrapped around it (the shorter one, not the taller  8)).

I was standing off to the right with L33VEY and DueyC. The sound that close to the front wasn't balanced at all: rather dominated by Mitchell's amp, with relatively little of the keys. But I suspect we were drowning them out with our singing anyway  :P

More anon. I have videos of 2 minutes of the end of BLM and 2.5 minutes of Craig's drum solo, if anyone is that way inclined. Can upload to YT later 8)
Title: Re: Frost* at ProgDreams VI!
Post by: Trapezium Artist on March 06, 2017, 04:57:39 PM
Found this (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V8OIwK808x4), poor audio quality but............

And that's AnsOnskruid right in the middle of the shot at the bottom: wearing a baseball cap with a glowstick wrapped around it (the shorter one, not the taller  8)).

I was standing off to the right with L33VEY and DueyC. The sound that close to the front wasn't balanced at all: rather dominated by Mitchell's amp, with relatively little of the keys. But I suspect we were drowning them out with our singing anyway  :P

More anon. I have videos of 2 minutes of the end of BLM and 2.5 minutes of Craig's drum solo, if anyone is that way inclined. Can upload to YT later 8)

Quicker said than done using our work network:

The last 2 minutes of BLM: https://youtu.be/J3GAdn4wm3A
The last 2.5 minutes of Craig's drum solo: https://youtu.be/wUc5YvYW8V4

Enjoy (we most certainly did  ;))
Title: Re: Frost* at ProgDreams VI!
Post by: owen on March 06, 2017, 05:01:36 PM
you mean we pay huge amounts of tax for you to be media tarting and looking at falling satellites and you waste it uploading youtube videos?

Well done, Sir. I shall watch them later
Title: Re: Frost* at ProgDreams VI!
Post by: Trapezium Artist on March 06, 2017, 05:09:19 PM
you mean we pay huge amounts of tax for you to be media tarting and looking at falling satellites and you waste it uploading youtube videos?

Well done, Sir. I shall watch them later

It's after hours: I'm putting the bandwidth to good purpose.

I shall now spend a couple more hours clearing my daftly large email backlog, all in the name of science.

Oh, and ...  :P ;)
Title: Re: Frost* at ProgDreams VI!
Post by: rogerg on March 06, 2017, 05:18:08 PM
Craig is such a good jazz drummer.
Title: Re: Frost* at ProgDreams VI!
Post by: D S on March 06, 2017, 06:58:47 PM
The sound that close to the front wasn't balanced at all: rather dominated by Mitchell's amp, with relatively little of the keys.
You're not kidding!  All the clips I've seen so far sound like a JM solo show! :o 8)  I hope the sound was a tad more balanced further back.
Still, the band look on form and glad to hear everyone had a good time.
Ta for the clips TA.
Title: Re: Frost* at ProgDreams VI!
Post by: owen on March 06, 2017, 09:48:05 PM
I know what you mean but it was fairly clear. The video itself was very good, really clear and not much shake. Thanks TA
Title: Re: Frost* at ProgDreams VI!
Post by: DueyC on March 06, 2017, 10:07:37 PM
The sound that close to the front wasn't balanced at all: rather dominated by Mitchell's amp, with relatively little of the keys.
You're not kidding!  All the clips I've seen so far sound like a JM solo show! :o 8)

After the Lonely Robot set on Sunday JM asked me if I liked the new songs. I (tactfully) pointed out that his amp drowned out all the other instruments for those of us in the front row, so all I knew about the new songs was that they contained guitar  ;)
Title: Re: Frost* at ProgDreams VI!
Post by: Trapezium Artist on March 07, 2017, 10:02:05 AM
The sound that close to the front wasn't balanced at all: rather dominated by Mitchell's amp, with relatively little of the keys.
You're not kidding!  All the clips I've seen so far sound like a JM solo show! :o 8)

After the Lonely Robot set on Sunday JM asked me if I liked the new songs. I (tactfully) pointed out that his amp drowned out all the other instruments for those of us in the front row, so all I knew about the new songs was that they contained guitar  ;)

To be fair, DueyC did point out this likelihood before the Lonely Robot gig, based on the Frost* gig the night before, and had situated herself somewhat off-centre to avoid being in the direct firing line of JM's Marshall amp. The main PA at De Boerderij is not very audible if you stand right in the front row, but you can at least position yourself away from on-stage amps.

But I thought it'd be nicer to stand in the middle and persuaded everyone to move. From there, the guitar and bass amps, and Blunders' drums were very audible, but the vocals and keys far less so.

Made for nice pix though and besides, the gig was recorded and filmed, so we can relive it in a more balanced way in the future.
Title: Re: Frost* at ProgDreams VI!
Post by: AnsOnkruid on March 08, 2017, 10:15:59 PM
Found this (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V8OIwK808x4), poor audio quality but............

And that's AnsOnskruid right in the middle of the shot at the bottom: wearing a baseball cap with a glowstick wrapped around it (the shorter one, not the taller  8)).

I was standing off to the right with L33VEY and DueyC. The sound that close to the front wasn't balanced at all: rather dominated by Mitchell's amp, with relatively little of the keys. But I suspect we were drowning them out with our singing anyway  :P

More anon. I have videos of 2 minutes of the end of BLM and 2.5 minutes of Craig's drum solo, if anyone is that way inclined. Can upload to YT later 8)
Woo, I'm famous! Nice to see you all :)

Too bad that the tiny robot at the Lonely Robot gig didn't do anything. I thought it was one of those dancing robots? :(
Title: Re: Frost* at ProgDreams VI!
Post by: Nellie on March 31, 2017, 12:48:54 PM
Here's a good one. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_9dtDCq3Gos&feature=share (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_9dtDCq3Gos&feature=share)
Title: Re: Frost* at ProgDreams VI!
Post by: rogerg on April 01, 2017, 12:34:25 AM
ooh!