First i want to thank @leofinance and @blocktrades for making my trip and experiencing the Hive Fest for the first time possible. Winning the tickets and accommodation was one of the best things that could happen and it pushed me to make a leap and not miss this great event. Shame that Khal did not make it to the Fest.
My trip started at 5AM September 14th going to Belgrade to catch a mini van to Vienna where i had a NightJet train to Amsterdam. Getting to Vienna with 4+ hours till the train didn't looks so bad, but the lack of sleep started to catch up. Seen by 0 photos taken in all that time. (note to my self and everyone else, try to get to the Hive Fest fresh next time :) )
As i had some mixup with my card i ended up booking the train pretty late and did not get to book the sleeping compartments. Sitting for 15 hours in a crowded 6 seating carriage is something that human body is not made for, especially when you pass your thirties :D
But then the first "weird" thing happened. Sitting across to me was a guy talking how he has to finish some kind of a presentation for tomorrow. I kinda ignored that info and tried to get some sleep. He continued to speak about it in German with another guy and the only thing i understood was Blockchain. And i started laughing out loud, how many blockchain events are happening in Amsterdam that weekend? So that is how i met my first Hiver, @manncpt.
What are the chances to book the same compartment?
So after more than 24 hours i managed to get to Amsterdam. And with no internet i managed to get a bit lost, but i would say that this was a nice place to get lost.
Getting a short shut eye my roommate @alexvan arrived. We were joking around about @anomadsoul and hotel mix up and how the hotel people were really nice to give us two blankets, so we don't have to share :D
Off to the opening night.
I must say i was expecting people to be cool, but actually not knowing anyone i was not sure what to expect. As someone who is not great at meeting new people and starting conversations and someone who is not great at writing about emotions, i will just say that it exceeded my expectations.
Roeland would probably be happy if there were 2 of him that weekend.
Next day started with waking up at 7AM. The first day event was at the Eye Filmmusem. Place looks amazing, and we even had some sun while getting there.
5 people that attended all 5 RL Fests.
I took 0 photos on the boat ride because i did not even thought about taking the camera out of the bag and i think i seen nothing on the tour through the canals. I blame these 3 ladies for that and it was a pleasure of not seeing anything :D so i borrowed these two photos from @soyrosa HiveFest Blog
After the boat ride Roeland organized a Balls of Steel contest (in our parts known as Boćanje). Someone told me that things tend to get competitive on Hive Fests.
Things got competitive on Hive Fest. We only lost against PeakD team but because of time constraints did not go further as we lost in a coin toss or something like that :)
Crim did everything she could to turn the game around for her team in the finals. But PeakD team was victorious.
Decided to not tag anyone in the photos. If anyone does not want his photo to be out there feel free to contact me about removing the photo.
If you want to check out more photos from day one, or want to use it for your blogs (or whatever) feel free to check out GDrive folder with more photos, some variations of posted ones and some that did not make this big number of uploads . If you do, crediting would be nice, but i will not sue you, it was from Hive Fest :D