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THE MILKSHAKE DICTIONARY

For anyone who does not quite understand..

Acceptance

We accept everyone for who they are. You can be whomever you dream, at Milkshake we don’t judge.

ASEXUAL

A sexual orientation generally characterized by not feeling sexual attraction or a desire for partnered sexuality. Asexuality is distinct from celibacy, which is the deliberate abstention from sexual activity. Some asexual people do have sex. There are many diverse ways of being asexual.

BEAR COMMUNITY

A part of the queer community composed of queer men similar in looks and interests, most of them big, hairy, friendly and affectionate.  The community aims to provide spaces where one feels wanted, desired, and liked.  It nourishes and values an individual’s process of making friends, of learning self-care and self-love through the unity and support of the community.  Bears, Cubs, Otters, Wolves, Chasers, Admirers and other wildlife comprise what has come to be known as the Brotherhood of Bears and/or the Bear community.

BIGENDER

Having two genders, exhibiting cultural characteristics of masculine and feminine roles

CHERISH

Cherish the time you have with each other.

CISGENDER

A gender identity, or performance in a gender role, that society deems to match the person’s assigned sex at birth.  The prefix cis- means “on this side of” or “not across.” A term used to call attention to the privilege of people who are not transgender.

COMING OUT

“Coming out” describes voluntarily making public one’s sexual orientation and/or gender identity. It has also been broadened to include other pieces of potentially stigmatized personal information.

COURTESY

An act of civility or respect; an act of kindness or a favor performed with politeness.

CROSS DRESSER

A word to describe a person who dresses, at least partially, as a member of a gender other than their assigned sex; carries no implications of sexual orientation. Has replaced “Transvestite”

DIVERSITY

At Milkshake we celebrate diversity, just be you!

Drag King

A person (often a woman) who appears as a man. Generally in reference to an act or performance.  This has no implications regarding gender identity.

Drag Queen

A person (often a man) who appears as a woman. Generally in reference to an act or performance. This has no implications regarding gender identity.

ENERGY

Good vibes only!

EYE CANDY

You can’t stop looking, can you?

Free Love & Tolerance Policy

Milkshake festival shows that entertainment, music choice, choice of clothing and status has nothing to do with sexuality. Life is a party thanks to the great diversity of skin colours, religions, sexual preferences and male and female forms. Milkshake wants to celebrate the city’s initiatives and is an impetus to bring courtesy and friendly manners back into society. Thick, thin, small, large, gay, straight, trans, travo, black or white: people are the salt of the earth and this is what we celebrate! That is why we have a strict Free Love & Tolerance Policy. This includes liberal thinking, so that anyone can feel free to be themselves.

FREE-MINDED

Someone who is not deterred by convention or obligation.

Gay

A sexual and affectional orientation toward people of the same gender; can be used as an umbrella term for men and women.

Gender Identity

A sense of one’s self as trans*, genderqueer, woman, man, or some other identity, which may or may not correspond with the sex and gender one is assigned at birth.

GROW

At Milkshake we grow memories with our friends & family.

Heterosexuality

A sexual orientation in which a person feels physically and emotionally attracted to people of a gender other than their own.

HONOUR

At Milkshake we honour each other’s feelings.

INDIVIDUALITY

Belief in the primary importance of the individual and in the virtues of self-reliance and personal independence.

JUMP FOR JOY

Milkshake is a place for fun, love, joy and partying.

KAPOWW

Let’s do this!!! The time is always now!

Leather community

A community, which encompasses those who are into leather, sado-masochism, bondage and domination, uniform, cowboys, rubber, and other fetishes. Although the leather community is often associated with the queer community, it is not a “gay-only” community.

Lesbian

A woman whose primary sexual and affectional orientation is toward people of the same gender.

LGBTQ

Abbreviation for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer.  An umbrella term that is used to refer to the community as a whole.  LGBTQIA includes the Intersex and Asexual communities.

Liberalism

A political theory founded on the natural goodness of humans and the autonomy of the individual and favouring civil and political liberties, government by law with the consent of the governed, and protection from arbitrary authority.

LOVE

A feeling of warm personal attachment or deep affection, as for a partner, parent, child, or friend.

MAKE A DIFFERENCE

Try to help out who ever you can and make a difference in the world.

Monogamy

Having only one intimate partner at any one time.

Nonmonosexual

People who are attracted to more than one gender.

OFFER SUPPORT

If you see someone who needs help, no matter what it is, try to offer them support and be there for one other.

POLYAMORY

Denotes consensually being in/open to multiple loving relationships at the same time. Some polyamorists (polyamorous people) consider “poly” to be a relationship orientation. Sometimes used as an umbrella term for all forms of ethical, consensual, and loving non-monogamy.

SEX

I don’t think we need to explain this 😉

Tolerance

The capacity for or the practice of recognizing and respecting the beliefs or practices of others.

Transgender

A person who doesn’t feel happy with the gender they were born with and changes it to the opposite gender.  Someone whose determination of their sex and/or gender is not universally considered valid; someone whose behavior or expression does not “match” their assigned sex according to society.

UNDERSTANDING

Try to understand each other, even though you have different believes and backgrounds.

UNICORN

A person who is willing to join an existing couple, often with the presumption that this person will date and become sexually involved with both members of that couple, and not demand anything or do anything which might cause problems or inconvenience to that couple.

Uniqueness

Stands for: Single, unique, incomparable, formidable, extraordinary, endless, enormous, famous, fantastic, colossal, powerful, gorgeous, huge, giant, sensational.

URSULA

Some lesbians, particularly butch types, also participate in Bear culture referring to themselves with the distinct label Ursula.

VAGINA/VAJAYJAY

The best friend you will ever have.

VIXEN

Totally amazing and gorgeous human being.

WATERMELON

“I’ve been drinking…watermelon” What Beyonce loves, we love…

WET DREAM

When you dream of your loved one and can’t control yourself.

X’s and O’s

Lots of kisses, hugs and love!

YOLO

You do only live once in the now, so let’s make it the best life it can be!

ZEN

Relax, Milkshake is almost here!

FAQ

For all who love.. Answers!

What is Milkshake festival?

Milkshake festival is a dance festival that has been created from the thought ‘nothing should be a must, anything is possible’. Milkshake festival shows that entertainment, taste in music, choice of clothing and status has nothing to do with sexuality. Life is just a party thanks to the great diversity of skin colors, religions, sexual preferences and male and female forms. Milkshake wants to celebrate the city’s initiatives and is an impetus to bring courtesy and friendly manners back into society. Thick, thin, small, large, gay, straight, trans, black or white: people are the salt of the earth and this is what we celebrate!

Hotel tip? ink hotel

Located in the heart of Amsterdam and a stone throw away from Westerpark, PINK Hotel Amsterdam is the perfect place to start your Milkshake story! Make your reservation and check the events details on www.ink-hotel-amsterdam.com
(Mention Milkshake in your reservation and INK will arrange a nice pink treat in your room!)

How do I get to Milkshake Festival?

Milkshake Festival will take place at the Westergasfabriekterrein. The festival is easy to reach by bike, car and public transport.

BIKES & SCOOTERS:
Bikes & scooters can be parked at the Kanaalpromonade near the Gashoudervijver and the Marktplein. Both parking spaces can be found near the festival entrance. The parking is unguarded. Avoid the crowds and save the planet, come by bike!

BUS & TRAM:
To The festival
– From East/Centre: Tram 10 to Van Hallstraat; tramstop Limburg van Stirumstraat/ Van Hallstraat.
– From West: stadsbus 21 to Central station; tramstop Van Hallstraat/Haarlemmerweg.
– From East: Stadsbus 22 to Spaarndammerbuurt; busstop Haarlemmerplein.
– From Central Station citybus 21 to Geuzeveld; busstop Van Hallstraat/Haarlemmerweg.
– From Station Sloterdijk it is a 15-20 minute walk to the festival.

CAR:
Milkshake visitors can park their cars at the Westerpark parking garage:

Parkeergarage Westerpark
Van Bleiswijkstraat 8
1051 DG Amsterdam
Attention: There is limited parking space available

Visitors can also park their cars at Station Sloterdijk.

KISS & RIDE
There will be a Kiss & Ride at the busstop at the Van Hallstraat, near the pedestrian- and bicycle bridge. When the bridge is open, visitors can use the taxi lane at the Slingelandtstraat.

TAXI:
There will be a taxi area at the Slingelandtstraat close to the festival entrance.

 

second hand tickets

Is Milkshake sold out and you want to buy a ticket from someone else? Paylogic is our official ticketseller. Buying or selling a second hand ticket is possible through Ticketswap.nl, also an official partner. The tickets are validated through SecureSwap guaranteeing you of a real Milkshake tickets.

What are the opening and closing times of Milkshake festival?

The festival starts both days at 12:00 and ends at 23:00.

I would like to participate or help, what are the options?

We can always use some extra hands. Please contact milk@milkshakefestival.nl and ask for the possibilities.

Have you lost something?

Click this button!

After closing all found items will be put on iLost.nl.

Are there rain capes available?

In case of bad and wet weather there will be capes available.

Is Milkshake accessible for people with a wheelchair?

Yes and there are also special toilets.

Is the festival covered?

50/50.

Will there be any form of first aid present at Milkshake?

Yes, but don’t overdo it!

Is Milkshake for gays, bisexuals or straight people?

Milkshake is for everyone! For boys who love girls who love girls who love boys who love boys…

Is there a dress code at Milkshake?

There is no specific dress code at Milkshake. Just wear whatever you feel most comfortable in.

Can I promote my own party at Milkshake?

Not without notice. Would you like to promote your own project, please contact milk@milkshakefestival.nl and ask for the possibilities.

Can I bring my own drinks and food to the festival?

No. You can buy the most delicious, healthy and organic snacks and drinks at Milkshake.

Can I take pictures of myself and others at the festival?

When entering the festival, you give permission to be photographed by our photographers. You’re not allowed to bring your own professional equipment. If you would like to do this please contact milk@milkshakefestival.nl to discuss the opportunities.

What is the minimum age at Milkshake?

The festival is for people aged 18 to 113 years.

When will I get my e-locker code?

You will receive your e-locker code the day before the festival through email.

Will there be lockers?

Yes! This year we will be working with e-lockers again. These can be bought online through our ticket page prior to the festival. You don’t have to wait in line anymore and on arrival you can immediately drop your things in your locker. Lockers can be shared among friends. Prior to the to the festival you will receive instructions via e-mail with your locker number and pin code. With these you can open your designated e-locker and you can re-use it during the day. The e-lockers are placed on your right on entering the festival. Normal lockers will also be available during the day.

CELEBRATE SAFE

10 tips for safe celebrations

Partying is about rolling life, not face. It’s about not missing one moment of the lights, the music, the celebration, the dancing in the sun. It’s about connecting with music lovers from around the world who’ve come together to experience the time of their lives. It’s about being present and making the right choices. These moments are made for you – don’t miss any of them!

Be kind to yourself and your body, because even though partying is great, it isn’t without risks.

Risks cover for instance the use of alcohol and drugs (what, where and the amount), the risks loud music is to your ears, the risks of not driving sober or driving when you are too tired and the risks of unsafe sex. Pay attention, be present and listen to your personal rhythm and needs. You don’t have to “keep up”.
You definitely should celebrate the good life, but even more important: celebrate safely and healthy. Celebrate Safe.

Check out the Celebrate Safe Website.

Don’t drink, drug and drive. You are a great risk for yourself and others.

Every day 30 people in the United States die in motor vehicle crashes that involve an alcohol-impaired driver. This amounts to one death every 51 minutes. Every year over 10,000 people are killed in alcohol-impaired driving crashes, accounting for nearly one-third of all traffic-related deaths in the United States. The risk of a traffic accident is higher for young people under the age of 25 and highest for people who drink or take drugs.
The use of alcohol and drugs often results in overestimating driving skills. In your impaired state you are a direct danger for both yourself and other people. Do not drive if you are in this condition. You can kill yourself, your friends or somebody elses most beloved human. Don’t do it.

Tiredness is another danger to drivers. A risk that is often underestimated. There is only one cure for tiredness – Sleeping. Energy or other stimulating drinks are not enough to get you in driving shape again.

Schedule your trip home in advance. Take care of your own drive home. Never join a driver who is not sober. Take care of a (sober) driver, take a taxi or schedule someone to pick you up or sleep in a hotel. Whenever possible: use public transport.

If you do go by car, appoint a designated driver well in advance, encourage and respect their designated sober status on site and do not distract the driver from driving no matter how funny you think you are!

Don’t drink, drug and drive. You are a great risk for yourself and others.

Even wat verdrietige cijfers: in Nederland vallen door het gebruik van alcohol zo’n 250 verkeersdoden en 3400 ernstige gewonden per jaar. Jaarlijks komen 80 mensen om in het verkeer door drugsgebruik. Vooral jongeren, zware drinkers en gebruikers van een combinatie van alcohol en drugs hebben een grote kans om te verongelukken.

Als je alcohol gedronken hebt of drugs hebt genomen, overschat je vaak hoe goed je nog kunt rijden. Maar je bent een gevaar voor jezelf én alle andere weggebruikers. Daarom: doe het niet. Rijden onder invloed is een misdrijf, waarvoor je bovendien je rijbewijs kwijt kunt raken.

er is nog een groot gevaar voor bestuurders, dat vaak wordt onderschat: vermoeidheid. Tegen vermoeidheid na het uitgaan helpt maar één ding: slapen. Energiedrankjes of andere stimulerende middelen helpen je niet om weer fit te worden.

Zorg, kortom, voor veilig vervoer naar huis. Stap nooit bij iemand in de auto die niet nuchter is. Regel een chauffeur, neem een taxi, duik een hotelletje in, laat je ophalen door een zwangere vriendin, of beter nog: kom met het OV. Plan je terugreis van te voren! Ga je toch met de auto, spreek dan goed af wie de BOB is en houd diegene eraan En leid hem of haar niet af tijdens het rijden. Handjes boven de gordels en veilig thuis.

The First Aid Team is your friend.

Medical aid stations are marked with a red cross and are all over the event site. They are staffed with emergency medical professionals, and they have water and sports drinks with electrolytes if you need them. You are very much welcome at the first aid for any health issues, from aspirins, plasters to drug related issues.
Always keep in mind: if you require medical aid, tell the medical personnel everything because it may save your life. You will never be in trouble for seeking Medical attention or for telling the truth. Medical staff is prohibited from using information you share with them.

If you take drugs make sure to tell your friends what you’ve taken and how much, so they can tell someone if you are not able to anymore. Telling Medical what drugs you or your friends have taken will not have legal consequences for you or them.

Never leave anyone alone who’s feeling sick. Ask for help and stay with your friend or fellow music lover until medical help arrives.

If you’re not able to find the first aid or you’re unable to get there, you can always ask security or a crewmember to call the first aid for you.

If you suspect that somebody is ailing from a medical issue or the use of drugs or alcohol, seek immediate medical attention. Keep an eye out for these signs and symptoms in yourself and others; if you or a friend experience even just one sign seek medical help immediately!

The First Aid Team is your friend.

Voel je je niet lekker? Ben je onwel? Of zie je dat het niet zo goed gaat met een van je vrienden? Aarzel dan niet, en ga naar de EHBO. Je kunt daar altijd terecht. Wees niet bang dat je in de problemen komt als je bij de EHBO aanklopt en Wees altijd open en eerlijk over wat je gebruikt hebt. als de hulpverleners niet weten wat je op hebt, kunnen ze je niet goed helpen. Vertel daarom ook aan je vrienden wat je genomen hebt. Als je drugs hebt gebruikt, heeft dat geen strafrechtelijke gevolgen. Niet voor jezelf en Ook niet voor diegene die je er naartoe brengt.

Kun je de EHBO-post niet vinden, of lukt het niet meer om erheen te komen, dan kun je altijd een beveiliger of een andere crewlid om hulp vragen en de EHBO laten oproepen. laat iemand die zich niet lekker voelt nooit alleen.

Natuurlijk kun je ook bij de EHBO terecht voor een paracetamolletje, een pleister voor die enorme blaar van het dansen of een glaasje water voor als je je even niet helemaal goed voelt.
met Alles wat je met de EHBO bespreekt en wat er in de EHBO gebeurt wordt strikt vertrouwelijk omgegaan.

Wees lief voor de mensen van de EHBO. Ze zijn er voor jou, het zijn je vrienden. Tegelijk zijn het professionals. Vertrouw ze in hun werk en heb een beetje respect voor het feit dat deze helden zo hard werken om jullie te helpen.

Always have safe and respectful sex. Even on the campsite

Be Safe
We all know that along with dancing and partying comes flirting. It’s one of our favorite things about a good party and we hope you meet somebody special at one of our events. Just remember what looks great when your perception and judgment is impaired by alcohol or drugs isn’t always so pretty in the morning. Make smart choices, be wary of taking strangers back to your home, hotel room or tent, make sure a friend knows who you’re with and where you are and always, always use condoms. Imagine having an amazing event experience only to find out you’ve come away with an STD or even an unwanted pregnancy. Lame. Carry condoms with you.

Be Respectful
Remember that “no” means “no”. If somebody says “no” do not continue to pursue a sexual encounter with that person. Additionally, if somebody is too drunk or high to give their affirmative consent, they’re too drunk or high to have sex with. Having sex with somebody who cannot consent due to an impartment is Rape.
Set your our own boundaries and make them clear to the one you’re with. Do not be persuaded or intimidated: someone who really likes you, will respect your wishes.

Always have safe and respectful sex. Even on the campsite

Feesten is, naast dansen, ook lekker flirten en sjansen. En hoe minder nuchter je bent, hoe mooier de mensen natuurlijk. Dus grote kans dat je succes hebt en de liefde van je leven -of voor één nacht- meeneemt naar je huis of naar je tentje. Toch enorm jammer als je dan een week of twee later op de SOA-poli zit, omdat je misschien een ongewenst souvenirtje hebt meegekregen.

Dus: neem altijd condooms mee, heren én dames. Geef je grenzen aan, en laat je vooral niet ompraten: als diegene je echt zo leuk en lekker vindt, dan respecteert hij of zij jouw wensen. Ook voor de heren: je bent echt geen sukkel als je het veilig doet. En je bent er in elk geval ook zeker van dat negen maanden later geen kleine versie van je rondkruipt…

Zo geniet je zonder spijt achteraf.

Take your time to chill

For sure you want to party and dance endlessly. However, your body needs to cool as well. Cooling or chilling, It’s already in the name. Taking a break from dancing is the best thing one can do to prevent overheating. Especially if the area is hot and humid your body won’t be able to loose its own moisture and warmth anymore so you might get overheated.
Thus, take your time to make a round and chill. Go to a cooler area regularly, for instance the chill-out. If you’re on an open-air event: go to a shaded place where you can recharge and cool down. Do not keep on dancing if you are not feeling well, search for a silent place out of the crowd or ask the first aid for advise.

Chill once in a while and you will be able to party longer.

Take your time to chill

Natuurlijk is het lekker om eindeloos te feesten en te dansen, maar soms heeft je lichaam wat afkoeling nodig. Vooral als het in de zaal erg warm en vochtig is, kan je lijf de eigen warmte en vocht niet meer kwijt waardoor je oververhit kunt raken. maak daarom eens in de zoveel tijd een momentje om te chillen.

Chillen. Het woord zegt het al: afkoelen en even stoppen met dansen. Dit is de beste manier om oververhitting te voorkomen. Beter nog dan water drinken. Ga regelmatig naar een koelere plek, bijvoorbeeld de chill out -of op een buitenfestival een plekje in de schaduw- waar je even kunt bijkomen, afkoelen en opladen.
Voel je je even niet helemaal lekker? blijf dan niet doordansen, maar zoek een rustig plekje uit de drukte of bezoek de EHBO voor advies. Af en toe even chillen, en je kunt langer door.

Be prepared for any type of weather

Weather can change rapidly. Always check the weather forecast before you go to a festival and be prepared for anything. Because day and night temperatures can vary drastically it’s best is to dress in layers. We recommend that you avoid synthetic fabrics and other garments that don’t breathe and can cause you to overheat. Also, do not forget your sun block!
If you’re camping at a multiple-day festival remember that it can be very cold at night.

Drinking alcohol and taking drugs may limit you ability to assess how cold you are. Make sure to take warm cloths with you including socks and a sweater. Bundle up at night if temperatures drop! If you wear enough clothing before you hit the sleeping bag you can avoid waking up freezing in the middle of the night.

Be prepared for any type of weather

Welkom in Nederland; het land waar op één dag gemakkelijk vier seizoenen langs kunnen komen. Schijnt het ene moment een tropisch zonnetje, een uur later kan er opeens een hagelbui over trekken met onweer. Check daarom de weersvoorspellingen voor je naar een festival gaat. zorg dat je op alles bent voorbereid.

Trek iets aan dat niet te warm is en niet te koud. Het beste zijn verschillende laagjes die je aan- en uit kunt trekken als het nodig is. draag vooral geen kleding die te erg afsluit; het is belangrijk dat je lichaam kan ventileren, zodat je niet oververhit raakt. Een hoofddeksel is daarom niet altijd slim; het werkt goed tegen de zon, maar je hoofd wordt wel erg warm. Vergeet ook je zonnebrandcrème niet!
Als je op een meerdaags festival je tentje in kruipt, kleed je dan lekker warm aan, denk aan sokken en een trui. Want als je met een drankje op gaat slapen, voel je niet dat je afkoelt. Als je je goed aankleedt, hoef je niet midden in de nacht te kleumen.

Don’t push your limits. Be responsible

Take care of yourself because you’re very important – everybody is somebody’s baby. Plan ahead and think about what you want to do. What time you want to go home? How are you planning to get home? Talk about your thoughts and plans, also if you are wiling to use drugs, with friends.
Keep in mind that “less is more” when it comes to drugs and alcohol. Better to have one less than one too many. You might feel sick and your party will be totally ruined. Not to mention that going too hard, will mean you’ll also ruin the party of the friends you’re with. Celebrate, live, dance, be wild, but within your own limits.

Don’t push your limits. Be responsible

Je moeder houdt van je, let daarom op jezelf. Bedenk wat je wilt doen, hoe laat je het ongeveer wilt maken, hoe je thuiskomt, of je iets wilt nemen of juist niet en bespreek het met je vrienden.

met alcohol en drugs geldt: ‘less is more’. Beter eentje te weinig, dan eentje teveel. Die ene teveel kan er voor zorgen dat je je niet lekker voelt en je feestje verpest is. Dat zou flink zonde zijn. Besef je ook dat wanneer jijzelf over de schreef gaat, je vaak ook de avond/dag verpest van de mensen met wie je op stap bent.

Vier, leef, dans, doe wild, maar wel binnen de grenzen van waar jij je lekker bij voelt en wat je lichaam aankan.

Pace yourself: Eat, sleep, rave.

While dancing you probably want the party to last forever. We’d like that too but unfortunately you’re not a robot. No matter how badly you want to party non-stop it’s just not healthy or possible. Take some time to recharge and make sure to get enough sleep. After sleeping you will be ready for the next party! And… Do not forget to treat yourself to a good breakfast.
Don’t get dehydrated. Dancing the day away will quickly sap your body of vital fluids! If you’re thirsty, drink water, but know that water alone won’t be enough to fuel your body and replenish the electrolytes you lose when you dance. Keep in mind that drinking too much water is dangerous too, stick to two glasses or one 0.75L bottle each hour. Drinking too much water without replenishing electrolytes can be dangerous. It’s best to drink a combination of coconut water, sports drinks and water throughout the day. This will keep your body well-nourished and in prime condition to dance into the night!

Pace yourself: Eat, sleep, rave.

Je bent geen robot. Dus hoe graag je ook eindeloos zou willen feesten, dat gaat niet lukken. Gun jezelf de mogelijkheid om bij te tanken. Als je lekker aan het dansen bent, wil je natuurlijk dat een feest oneindig duurt, maar slapen is ook heerlijk en nodig. Vergeet dus niet om je gemiste uurtjes slaap in te halen waardoor je daarna weer klaar bent voor het volgende feest. Trakteer jezelf ook op een goed ontbijt, Dat heb je na een avond feesten wel verdiend.

Tijdens een evenement verbruik je veel vocht. Genoeg water drinken is daarom belangrijk. Maar teveel water drinken is ook weer slecht voor je lijf. Drink daarom niet meer dan 2 glazen of één flesje water per uur. Neem soms even een danspauze en eet af en toe iets, zodat je zouten en energie op peil blijven. Zo kun je een stuk langer door.

Think for yourself, care about others

Op een goed event, ben je samen één. De hele crowd maakt de sfeer en je deelt samen een bijzondere ervaring. Let daarom een beetje op elkaar, op zowel je vrienden als op je mede-partygangers. Zodat iedereen een goed feest heeft.
Laat je vrienden niet alleen, zeker niet als je weet dat ze iets gebruikt hebben. Het is altijd handig om van te voren een meeting point af te spreken voor als jullie elkaar kwijt raken.

Heb je iets gebruikt? Wees dan open en eerlijk. Probeer anderen niet over te halen om met je mee te doen en Laat jezelf niet overhalen om iets te gebruiken als je dat niet wilt. Het is zonde als zoiets je feest zou verpesten. Blijf bij jezelf en luister naar je gevoel.

Er is altijd hulpverlening aanwezig op een feest. Je kunt voor alles naar de EHBO, al is het maar voor een blarenpleister. Wees wel altijd aardig voor de hulpverlening én eerlijk over wat je gebruikt hebt. Ze zijn er om jou te helpen.
En vergeet niet: samen uit is samen thuis. Spreek daarom goed af wie de bob is.

Think for yourself, care about others

Your enjoyment and safety are top priorities for us and they should be for you and your crew too. Please take care of yourself, watch out for each other, and know that help is all around you. If you see someone who needs medical attention, rehydration, or just a helping hand, keep the positive vibe alive and be a friend to a friend in need.
Don’t leave your friends alone, especially if you know you or your friend(s) have consumed any substances. Stick together; there is safety in numbers. We recommend agreeing upon a meeting point as soon as you arrive in case you loose each other.

Made the decision to take drugs or drink alcohol? That’s your choice and yours alone. Do not try to convince others to join and do not let someone convince you to use drugs or alcohol if you don’t want to. Be yourself and follow your instincts.

I love my ears

A party without music isn’t a party at all. Becoming deaf or having a buzzing or ringing in your ears that will never disappear is a lousy souvenir from a good event. Be gentle to your ears. Wear earplugs at all times. These are available at all events.
Also – of course we all want to feel the bass and gnash out our very best Bass Face but standing right in front of the speakers is never a good idea. Even with earplugs. Take a few steps back. We promise you’ll still be able to feel it!

Using alcohol or other drugs is never without risk

Everyone wants to enjoy themselves but be kind to yourself and your body. If you do choose to use drugs and alcohol do so wisely and consciously. Be aware of how much you consume and pay attention to how you feel. The best parties are the ones where everything is just right. The most rewarding experiences we share are at their core, about the music, being part of a community and spending time with each other. You don’t need drugs or alcohol to have those.
Using drugs and drinking alcohol is never without risk. Mixing drugs and alcohol, frequent use or use in high volumes are examples that will increase your risks of life-threatening problems.

Risks derive from the amount you consume, where you consume it, what sort of substances you consume and your bodies unique reaction to what you put into it. We all have that friend who gets tipsy after 1 beer or the one that seems stone cold sober after 10. So pay attention, be present and listen to your personal rhythm. You don’t have to “keep up”.

Using alcohol or other drugs is never without risk

Je hebt de vrijheid om te genieten, maar wees lief voor jezelf en je lijf. Zonder te willen klinken als je moeder; ga verstandig om met de middelen die je neemt. Houd goed in de gaten hoeveel je inneemt en hoe het valt, Of dat nou alcohol is of drugs. het gebruik van alcohol en drugs is namelijk nooit helemaal zonder risico’s en Ieder middel heeft een andere werking. risico’s liggen in wat je neemt, waar je het neemt, hoeveel je neemt en hoe jouw lijf erop reageert. De een is na drie biertjes aangeschoten, de ander pas na tien. Houd daarom je eigen ritme aan En weet wat je neemt. Ga op zoek naar informatie en geloof niet zomaar alles. Losgaan is lekker, maar doe het wel bewust. De leukste avonden zijn die, waarop je je precies goed voelt. Dit kan ook prima zonder drank & drugs.

En, vergeet niet dat harddrugs –ook al lijkt het misschien in onze tolerante maatschappij niet zo- nog steeds illegaal zijn, en de meeste evenementen een zero tolerance beleid hanteren.

I love my ears

Een party zonder muziek, is als cola zonder prik. Maar doof worden, of misschien nog wel erger; een piep in je oren die niet meer weggaat, is wel een heel treurig souvenir van een goed feest. Wees daarom zuinig met je gehoor en draag bij geluid boven de 80 dB(A) altijd oordoppen. Deze zijn op ieder evenement verkrijgbaar bij de automaten, informatiebalie of gehoorpreventie stand.

Natuurlijk wil je de bass voelen, maar helemaal recht voor de box gaan staan is een behoorlijk onverstandig plan. Zelfs met oordoppen in.

 
28 & 29 July Westerpark Amsterdam