Practice what you preach! Here, during my HOLY TRINITY EVENTS keynote, I’m proving my point that GODS, such as Bono, have there arms wide open and there hands in the air! Begging for the admiration of the visitors.
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Remark : ‘Holy’ within Holy Trinity Events, has been dropped, as the (unintended) religious connotation sometimes caused some confusion concerning the nature of the events.
GET INSPIRED BY ALL THESE (HOLY) TRINITY EVENTS
When Peter Decuypere visits events he takes pictures (FUJI X-T20 CAMERA) and here you can find some of the results! You can select these pictures on one of the 3 EXPERIENCE PULSARS (GOD-ME- WE), or on one of the 12 INSPIRATION FIELDS, or you can filter just by EVENT.
I am really looking forward to your feedback either on this page and/or if this way of presenting events works. Just drop me a mail firstname.lastname@example.org
3 EXPERIENCE PULSARS
12 Inspiration fields
Holy Trinity Events
VESTIVILLE MAINSTAGE VIEW
Perfect view of the mainstage from the FOH (Front of House). This seems ready!
VESTIVILLE MAIN (NO) ENTRANCE
(Not) Ready for a hiphop weekender!
VESTIVILLE 2019 – THE FESTIVAL THAT NEVER OPENED
A festival that never opened!
A$AP ROCKY GIVES THE KISS OF DEATH
A tweet from the headliner gives the death blow to Vestiville! If a headliner tweets that a festival isn’t safe, it’s becoming very tricky to go on. All remaining dominoes started falling very rapidly. Game over!
Festival bracelets without value, some sort of souvenir.
BRACELETS BUT NO PEOPLE
The only thing some people got was a useless bracelet. We wonder if they will get their money back, but we’re afraid this won’t be the case.
Police on my back? Let’s take a selfie!
A VIEW ON THE MAINSTAGE VESTIVILLE
Impressive mainstage, seems ready for nobody!
MAINSTAGE VIEW FROM THE VIP
If this festival was a scam, why should they bother building all this?
ANOTHER STAGE READY AT VESTIVILLE
Just another stage that seems ready
ANOTHER STAGE READY AT VESTIVILLE
And another stage that seems ready
AND ANOTHER VESTIVILLE STAGE
Another stage seems ready…
Basic backstage? Check!
BACKSTAGE AT VESTIVILLE
Backstage seems rather basic for stars such as Cardi B. and A$AP Rocky
BACKSTAGE SPACE AT VESTIVILLE
Basic backstage space
TOILETS AT VESTIVILLE
Toilets? This seems ready!
FIRST AID AT VESTIVILLE
First Aid could use some help…
CAMPING AT VESTIVILLE
Camping site? Seems ready!
SPORTSVILLE AT VESTIVILLE
Sportsville, basic but seems ready..
FASHION VILLE AT VESTIVILLE
Fashion Ville not really fashionable, but ready.
BOUNCY CASTLES AT VESTIVILLE
Some bouncy castle(s) without air or people
VESTIVILLE FERRIS WHEEL
Ferris wheel? Check! But we do not know if it’s safe.
BUT WHERE’S VESTIVILLE?
Camping? Crew? VIP? Check! But where’s the festival?
Festival seems ready but no people, no artists. It looks like a kind of festival ground in Tjernobyl: NO ENTRANCE BECAUSE OF RADIATION!
BYE BYE VESTIVILLE!
Bye bye Vestiville! Till never again!
NO PARKING FOR 5 (?) DAYS
Let’s make it 2 days.
VESTIVILLE: FYRE FESTIVAL IN BELGIUM?
Vestiville was no scam-festival. There are similarities with Fyre-festival, but the Vestiville promoters did their utmost to make this happen! And they were at about 90% of what was needed to do so. But 90% is not enough to ‘make things happen.’ A deadline within event management is a ‘dead’line. And when safety and security can’t be guaranteed, it’s game over! We think the authorities were right to cancel this event
UNITING COLOURS OF REGGAE
Reggae music unites young and old mystically in music and dreadlocks and clothings and flags and colours.
A flag of Belgium expressing the love for the ‘Belgian’ artist Amelie Lens. Fans are proud that a ‘local’ dj makes it internationally. We support our locals with love!
THE HOUSE OF GOD!
How ‘religious’ can it get? Kompass Club has a ‘cross’ logo, just as Berghain Club has. The visitors are worshipping their club with their gods on stage
GOD(DESSE)S ON STAGE
Techno-queen Amelie Lens, together with friend and techno-artist Farrago and Seba Lecompte and rising start Milo Spykers
LOOK AT ME!
Fan tries to connect with that god on stage. Also check the image in the back. It also reflects a god connecting with a fan!
Supersensual Kanye East socks
‘Kanye East’ I love Cash merchandise. We take Tommy Cash home!
The Estonian rapper Tommy Cash creates remarkable/radical videos and remarkable/radical live shows
RESPECT THE SOUNDLIMITS
Timetable Tommy Cash. With soundlimit: max 102db(A)Leq 15 at Front of House. Protects the ears of the visitors.
AWARD-WINNERS AS GODS!
Within an award ceremony you always have a lot of gods coming to collect their prizes, or just being there hoping to get an award! If, on top of those GOD-xperiences you involve the people by letting them participate in the voting procedure, you get a small MAKE-IT-MINE experience within your event.
AN ENORMOUS MIRROR BALL
An enormous mirror ball filling the stage, and hanging over the performing group and thus gods, creates a radical GOD-xperience. At least, you have something extra to tell about this ‘radical’ performance of Hooverphonic.
LOOK AT ME!
Trying to connect with that God, Laurent Garnier, on stage
CAN I HAVE AN AUTOGRAPH?
Laurent Garnier takes some time to hand out an autograph to a fan.
PRESENTS FOR THE ARTIST
As it was Laurent Garniers’ birthday when he came to Kompass-club we had some original presents for him. A calendar with pictures of Garnier performing in Belgium, a mug and a mouse mat for his manager with a picture of him with Garnier, and us, the organisers of the event. As such, Laurent Garnier and his manager take the event ‘home’.
A LOVE BANK?
Why not add something extra to this enchanting setting? Something that invites 2 people passing by, to sit down together? Thus, creating an EXCUSE TO CONNECT.
A MAGICAL FERRIS WHEEL
Walking the ‘kerstmarkt’ or Christmas fair you encounter this beautiful sight of the Ferris Wheel. It’s a kind of magical setting with that Ferris Wheel shining as an DEFINED DIVINE.
At the central market place in Antwerp, you had this warm fountain of light and smoke, where people gathered. This ‘fire’ is a landmark, and thus a DEFINED DIVINE, and of course an EXCUSE TO CONNECT.
In Antwerp Central Station you had a piano with a simple message: Play Me! This is an EXCUSE FOR SELF-EXPRESSION. They also invite you to share your playing moment. (Journalistic reflex)
MAKE A WISH
You can create a X-mas wish and send it to somebody by mail. This is an EXCUSE FOR SELF-EXPRESSION, and a simple way of GIFTING.
City Morgue invited people on stage to do some crowdsurfing and creates a magic of the masses.
ARTIST MEETS FAN
City Morgue artist Sosmula takes a moment of his time to get on a picture with a fan.
RADICAL FACE TATTOOS
City Morgue frontman looks rather radical…
Eating insects for the very first time is something you will remember, you will even take a picture of, and you will tell your friends about. That’s what good RADICAL ME-xperiences are all about.
CHARLOTTE DE WITTE ON FIRE
Mystical elements within a GOD-xperience make such experiences even more divine.
ICON LOU REED
A tribute event build around the legend Lou Reed (DEFINE WHAT’S DIVINE) with other artists bringing covers and interviews with well known Lou Reed Fans (Johan Braeckman, Jan Hautekiet, Rick de Leeuw, Peter Decuypere)
HELLO, I’M YOUR GHOST!
At the cemetery situated next to the monument Hof ter Welle (Beveren), a 13 year old orphan lies buried. During the Open Monumenten Dag, a young actress gives a performance as the ghost of this young girl. She tells the haunting story of her life at Hof ter Welle. She’s the DEFINED DIVINE of this event and a goddess you can meet, and even get a picture with.
An impressive merry-go-round (DEFINE WHAT’S DIVINE) as the centerpiece of the Laundry (music) festival.
Come on guys? How to make a fool of yourself. How can a festival accept such a stupid activation? This is a ‘me against you’-experience. And in times of ‘green’ and eco, festivals should really ban these ‘plastic’ activations.
Some people start being ‘creative’ and start looking for ways to express themselves: trying to set some kind of world record stacking drinking cups.
BALLOONS ‘WANDERING’ OVER THE EVENT
At the Pukkelpop festival you have people walking around with a line of balloons. This is a simple and very typical DEFINED DIVINE at Pukkelpop
THE SMALLEST INDOOR SWIMMING POOL
At the Plantentuin in Meise they have an event ‘Wonderweekend’ built around youngsters. They have a beautiful greenhouse with an inflatable swimming pool. They present it as the world’s smallest indoor swimming pool (DEFINE WHAT’S DIVINE).
FRAMING A GOD
I loved this simple frame that attracks the attention to that castle (a DEFINED DIVINE) in the back.
A SELFIE WITH GIANT WASPS
Some giant wasps at the PLANTENTUIN become gods and performers we like to get a selfie with!
HOW ARE THINGS GOING OVER THERE?
Fireworks, good music and… losing yourself in your smartphone. Smartphones are ‘anti’-excuses to connect. In Berlin you have the club Berghain with an absolute no-pictures and non media policy. This creates a sense of immediacy of the experiences and gives you excuses to connect in real life!
KNIGHT OF THE JAGUAR
In the area where Sergio Herman (GOD-xperience) was preparing the delicious food (RADICAL ME-xperience), there was a music by a band bringing country covers (DEFINE WHAT’S DIVINE) of, amongst others, well-known techno tracks. They played an amazing version of the Rolando classic ‘Knight of the jaguar’.
A stupid activation where you have to catch a golden dollar. You get one winner and a lot of people making a fool of themselves.
ICE CREAM WITH LOVE
Ice Cream brought to you with a smile on the beach.
FENCES AS PERFORMERS
Just turn your fences into message boards, and performers. The theme of WE CAN DANCE was Acid Cowboys, so they put some Timothy Leary, the acid prophet, on their fences.
ACID COWBOYS UNITED!
Every year the festival We Can Dance comes up with a uniting theme (WE-XPERIENCE) and accompanying dresscode. The 2018 edition had ‘ACID COWBOYS’ as its theme. Thus the visitors get an EXCUSE FOR SELF-EXPRESSION and they kind of become artists and gods of the event themselves.
THE MECHANICAL BULL REINVENTED
Instead of a mechanical bull you have this ‘non-mechanical bull’. You need friends to make it go! This makes this a WE-xperience and AN EXCUSE TO CONNECT. A nice and creative activation by LEE.
WHAT’S THAT STRANGE PERFUME?
At the entrance of Jazz Middelheim they had a lemon with clove. This is a RADICAL ME-XPERIENCE WITH LOVE. It’s a lovely and not expensive way to show that you really care about the customer’s comfort.
LET ME MEET THE GOLDEN CIRCLE
Paying some extra money to get closer to the artist: A golden circle!
JAZZ LOVES DISNEY
Disney music in a jazz version! Define what’s divine and Mickey Mouse becomes a jazz performer! One of the performing stars was Selah Sue
TAKE THE MUSIC HOME
CDs (Define what’s divine) from the performing artists at Jazz Middelheim. I can take the artists (music) home (super sensual)! Why not give the possibility of turning it into a gift and offer some gift wrap paper.
A BRANDED DECK CHAIR
Klara (radio station) provides free deck chairs and thus ME-xperiences with love.
A FREE POSTER
I take the event home and can put this free festivalposter on my wall where all my friends can see it!
I’M DIRK, THE ARTIST!
DIRK is a band, and for one of their tracks, they made a video with some animated characters respresenting the band members. At the entrance of their concerts you received different masks of those characters. So you could become one of those bandmembers and one of those gods. Of course you could take those masks home #supersensual
Make myself look ri’dick’ulous!
How on earth can a brand activation agency think of something as stupid as this? Get on an enormous dick and express yourself in a most ri’dick’ulous way. I don’t get it why a brand wants to be connected to such a stupid activation.
A CUP TREE
People just look for ways to be creative and express themselves: like hanging their empty cups in a tree.
A TWIN PICTURE
A simple cardboard with two holes is an excuse to connect.
THE WOO HAH! LANDMARK
You want to get on a picture with a landmark. It proves you were there!
LOOKING AT SOMETHING MAGICAL
This is a picture of WOO HAH!-festival taken from the other side of the lake, showing some kind of magical, mystical fairy-like happening.
3 EXPERIENCES IN ONE PICTURE
A hammock as a ME-xperience with love. Cardboards with lyric-quotes of performing artists (define what’s divine), and a shrine for XXX-tentacion (define what’s divine)
WE PLAY GAMES
Some simple parlor games can be used as ‘excuses to connect.’
A UNITING BENCH
A giant bench that invites to sit together with some other festival goers (WE-xperience)
Lil Pump asks the crowd to make an X-sign in remembrance of the murdered hiphop artist XXXtentaticion. Thus creating a MYSTICAL MAGIC OF THE MASSES (WE-xperiences) moment.
A OMNIPRESENT DEAD ARTIST
A shrine where you can leave a message (EXCUSE FOR SELF-EXPRESSION) for the murdered hiphop artist XXXtentacion (DEFINE WHAT’S DIVINE)
LOCAL BICYCLE DJ’S MAKE YOU DANCE
Some unknown DJs on a bicycle start intimate or rather ‘cozy’ parties wherever they stop.
TIME FOR A CHANGE! GET GREEN(ER)!
I think events should have some kind of green charter, refusing these brand activations. Especially events such as Couleur Café, that are trying to lower their ecological footprint. This is an ugly, plastic, uncreative activation by Win for Life. This should be banned by green, eco-friendly festivals. This is a radical ME-xperience without love.
BRAZILIAN GODDESSES DANCING IN THE STREETS
Brazilian dancers perform as street dancers (DEFINED DIVINE) in front of the Atomium statue (LANDMARK) under a clear blue hot Couleur Café Sky.
A LOVE SPRINKLER
You take a Gardena sprinkler, attach it to a fence and you have a RADICAL ME-xperiences full of love and an excuse to connect. This is by far the nicest experience we have seen in the hot summer of 2018!
PICK YOUR DESIGN
Pick your design, get in line and make-it-mine!
LET’S YOGA ALL TOGETHER
Creating WE-xperiences by offering Yoga sessions
MAKE ME HAPPY!
Providing (selling) headphones for kids is (1) really showing that kids are welcome and (2) that you know what parents care about! You prove love for your customers.
RADICAL FOOD! SERVING INSECTS
Eating for the very first time insects is something you will remember, you will even take a picture of, and you will tell your friends. That’s what good RADICAL ME-xperiences are all about.
I’M THE ARTIST!
Using fences as a canvas for graffiti-artists!
Pick a design and some artist will paint it on your face. You make the ME-xperience ‘yours’.
IT’S DOUBLE DOUBLE DOUBLE FUN…
… in this giant deckchair. A nice WE-xperience brand activation, but unfortunlately we didn’t get the brand. But we like it!
IT’S DOUBLE FUN…
It’s double the fun… with 2 in a hammock
MY PERSONAL RECORD SLEEVE
A photo sharing box where you can make your own jazz middelheim record sleeve. I’m the artist and I take the event home (supersensual)