After two years, another Boom Festival takes place on the usual spot in Portugal, and we’re leaving by car on Sunday after tomorrow, for cca three weeks. On one hand, I’m really looking forward to the whole incredible experience and at the same time I’m interested in seeing how the global “psy” subculture has shifted further from the psychedelic roots and how the organizers take that into account. Besides the additional world music stage, introduced last time, there should be a new stage with breaks, dub etc.

Originally, I aimed to prepare some interesting content, kind of a psychedelic reality game like I did at last two -bio- festivals, but it didn’t quite work out. I’m still working on the script, as the writing turned out to be a lot more demanding then I expected, particularly when combined with a full time programming job. However, as it’s going to be something that can be set up for many times in different places, I’ll continue working on it, make it really special, beta test it at some other events, and who knows – perhaps in two years, it will be at Boom.

Anyway, have you seen my report from the last Boom Festival in 2006?

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Report from Boom Festival 2006

Map of our journeyDuring slightly more than three weeks, we went with two cars from Prague to Hannover in Germany, then through France, around Spain to the Boom Festival in Portugal and back – 7500 km with all the surrounding journey branches. This is the description of our journey – full of unpleasant surprises and despite that, full of sun and relaxation. The blue icons in text are hyperlinks to Google Earth data, which will take you to the spots I’m mentioning. UPDATE: I’ve added photos. I was too lazy to make a gallery, so it’s a kind of all-in-one report. The photos were taken with Panasonic Lumix FZ20 and Nokia N70, panoramas made by AutoPano. Don’t mind the ghosts please.

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