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Czech Tek

August 2003

Summer 2003 and it was time for another foreign holiday. One of the places I'd long wanted to see was the Czech Republic and there had been much talk of the huge Czech tek festival over the past year, so it seemed a good idea to combine the two

So armed with a website address I flew to Prague and had a week to explore the city, which is a very beautiful place and still now very commercialised.

A few days before the Tek I started watching the website and it was only at the very last minute I got the location, so I caught the bus.

The weather, which had been hot, became stupidy hot and so I decided to stash most of my stuff at the campsite in Pargue and take theminimum to the tek, which proved to be way too much.

It was actually very easy to find, it was big and seemed pretty well organised, the first thing you saw after the parked police car was a row of portaloos along the main drag.

Lots of rigs here, some massive outfits so lots to do. The weather was a bit of aproblem though, hot and dry is usually a good thing but this took it to almost a deangerous extreme with temperatures into the 40's.

It pulled around 40,000 apparently with tekno heads coming from all over Europe. There were lots of young kids there as well, all hitting the vodka as well as other things and no-one seemed too bothered by it. On the whole it was a pretty standard up for it techo crown and there wa sno dark side or nastyness that I saw.

Musically although there was some good stuff to be found I wasn't too impressed with a lot of it, euro techno being a bit different and to be honest dull compared to our stuff, but it did the trick.

I found Stinky Pink, Manik and Tinkerbell who were playing more familiar stuff so I spent alot of ttime there,

The big problem was not so much in the way of food and by the end I was really hungry.

I caught the bus back to Prague and had a McDonalds big mac, chips and orange juice, not the sort of stuff I would normally eat but I need food fast and this was the easiest to get. It did the trick.

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