Today is International Darwin Day, which aims to inspire people to reflect and act on the principles of intellectual bravery, perpetual curiosity, scientific thinking, and hunger for truth as embodied in Charles Darwin. There are events taking place around the world, none of which we attending — it is a school night, after all.
We will not, however be ignoring the day entirely.
For Christmas, Alex received a box of Frightful First Experiments which we have been working through ever since. We are intending, tonight, to harness the power of static electricity. But given that Darwin was a biologist, here’s an experiment we did earlier.
The Groezrock music festival takes place every year in the Flemish village of Meerhout. The festival has been going for some time and, by tradition, is the festival season opener in Belgium.
The festival offers a range of punk, hardcore, metalcore, skapunk, and exceptional music and has become one of the largest punk festivals in the Lowlands.
This year, I managed to acquire a couple of free tickets. Better still, none other than Dropkick Murphys were headlining the main stage on Saturday.
Unfortunately for me, the tickets I had were for Friday.
This is what I missed.
Next weekend is Tradfest Belgica 2019 in Leuven, an Irish music festival that runs from 21st to 23rd February. I doubt that we will be able to go along as we have a fair bit going on already.
I did, however, check out this year’s headline act, Four Winds.
They’re really rather good.