I have photographed the Bas Under Buen event by the Ohoi! crew every year (except 2015) since 2012 and have blogged about it before. I will refer to my posts here and here and my KAGE Collective story here for more background on the event. In 2017 I had the opportunity to shoot the entire tour through three cities in Denmark, so kick back, play some Ohoi! tunes from Soundcloud and dig into my gallery of memories from this Summer.
Frederiksberg, Saturday 7th of July
Every year, arriving at the iconic location Bispeengbuen maybe an hour or so before kick-off, I watch the crew of people setting everything up and am struck by the same feeling of awe (and the feeling of, wow, has it been another year!). A small group of dedicated people manages to plan, arrange, fund and execute a big event that will end up attracting thousands and thousands of people later in the day. People run around everywhere prepping things, setting up sound, fences, bars etc. and there are often a million small challenges to deal with at the last minute. But in the dying minutes before the first beats are played, everything seems to come together – and then it is time for me to go to work!
Odense, Saturday 15th of July
We are in a super nice tour bus, but we are going nowhere fast. There was an accident on the freeway and Odense has never seemed so far away. But we make it and it is a rare sunny Summer day at a good location in Odense. Odense really goes off later in the night and the Odense local acts on the line-up do an amazing job. Highlights also include my buddy Black Daniels jumping the fence and MCing in the crowd. Special shoutout to Mathias from Firehouse Sound for never ending supply of jokes at 1am while we waited for the bus home!
Aarhus, Friday 21st of July
This time the lovely tour bus smoothly gets us to Aarhus on time. The location is outstanding, the bridge looks insane. Even better later on when the bridge turns out to have loads of red lights underneath it (we had no idea). The Aarhus ravers are somewhat slow to get going, but later in the night they unleash total nosebleed mad level of energy, sweet lord the last couple of hours were crazy! Special shoutout to my dear mother for driving hours through Jylland and pick me up after the show and then drive me to my dad’s place in Nordjylland!
The End is the Beginning
Thanks so much to the Ohoi! crew, all the artists, the volunteers, everyone involved and the mad ravers at all events! See you next year!