Im Wilden Osten (in the wild east)
music festival organisation
It all began with a the simple idea of celebrating together Andres’ and my 30th birthday. Who could have imagined what rose out of our little idea, we had while drinking a beer? (Jani: “Let’s make an open air”, Andi: But with staying overnight”, Jani: “Than its a festival!”)
Our concept was to create a place where our guests feel at home… or at least at a friend’s home. The entrance was just a donation for our expenses. Beer and soft drinks were free of charge, we prepared breakfast and provided a barbecue with infinite charcoal.
We built up a festival website and invented a mysterious story about two gringos, who searched for a place to celebrate their reunion. With every new “wave” of information we also revealed a new episode of their journey which was written in a wild western style. Of course it was the story of Andrés and me with all its analogies to our ups and downs during the planning.
The concept was a success and so we celebrated with 140 lovely people with lovely warm weather and almost no incidents over the weekend.
We had so much good feedback that we decided to continue with the wild east festival in 2018.
somewhere in Brandenburg/Germany
overall organisation and coordination
Jan H. Störkel
Juan Martinez, Pál Takáts & Jan H. Störkel
Camila, Jotta, Pia, Mimie, Siti & Jan