Last weekend was a weekend full of new experiences for me. Firstly, I left Berlin and went to the second biggest city in Sweden; Gothenburg. Secondly; I visited the amazing music festival Way Out West. I don’t know why I never properly visited Gothenburg before, if it was the subconscious rivalry being from Stockholm or just the wish to travel abroad when going on vacation, but now it was definitely time to give Gothenburg a chance. And wow, I was really blown away. Such a cute and pleasant little town, full of water and beautiful parks. The shopping was also surprisingly good, although it is difficult to beat Stockholm on that subject.
So to the festival; also blew me away! Way Out West is a day festival located in one of the many parks in the city; Slottsparken. Since it’s a day festival, the concert area closes around midnight and the partying continues in many of the clubs and bars down town. Of course there’s a lot of special festivities happening on a weekend like this, and about 100% of the Stockholm hipsters are there. Funny, although a little pressured when it comes to style and look. I had a really good time meeting old and new friends and just hanging around at the many events arranged for and by the festival. The music acts this year was good and a mixture of many genres. My top 5 gigs were; Janelle Monae, Queens of the Stone Age, Veronica Maggio, Outkast and Röyksopp & Robyn. Super happy about my weekend and I will definitely go back next year!