Thursday, January 11, 2007
Went to one of the largest New Year borrels in Amsterdam this afternoon, which was jam packed despite a raging gale outside. The venue was the DDMA new year borrel in the Nemo Science Centre near Amsterdam Central Station. I conducted an experiment on this gathering below to see whether such a large crowd would watch a 5 minute video instead of talking through New Year speeches, as is tradition. In the end, I think it worked - the secret being to let the people in the hall do the talking via pre-recorded interviews. Tested out a new set of Mackie active loudspeakers - very pleased with the power and low distortion. Great for these kind of events.