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AMSTERDAM (FICTION #19) - AMSTERDAM - 2014

A work about the dynamics of the city: a flyer was distributed protesting against a (fictitious) free pop festival at a cemetery.


Translation:

FREE POP FESTIVAL
NOT AT ZORGVLIED!

On the anniversary of Herman Brood's death on the 11th of July Zorgvlied cemetery will organize a free memorial concert at the site of his grave. All day long there will be performances by well known Dutch pop groups like Kane, Di-rect, GEM, Kensington, Moke and De Staat. It's fantastic that all these musicians want to pay hommage to the most legendary rock singer of the Netherlands, but is it absolutely necessary to do it at his grave?

The memorial concert is part of the plans of the new board of Zorgvlied to make the cemetery an innovative place where people come 'to meet each other and to experience something special'. What other events do they have in mind? A poetry festival at the grave of Victor van Vriesland? A chess tournament at Hein Donner's grave? Or do they think of a Shakespeare marathon at the grave of Louis Bouwmeester with cooperation of Pierre Bokma and Gijs Scholten van Aschat? Is this really necessary? Surely most people prefer to visit the grave of the ones they love in silence!

NO POP FESTIVAL AT ZORGVLIED CEMETERY!
LET ZORGVLIED BE A PLACE OF PEACE AND QUIET!