Hive Fest - Part One

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First i want to thank @leofinance and @blocktrades for making my trip and experiencing the Hive Fest for the first time possible. Winning the tickets and accommodation was one of the best things that could happen and it pushed me to make a leap and not miss this great event. Shame that Khal did not make it to the Fest.

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My trip started at 5AM September 14th going to Belgrade to catch a mini van to Vienna where i had a NightJet train to Amsterdam. Getting to Vienna with 4+ hours till the train didn't looks so bad, but the lack of sleep started to catch up. Seen by 0 photos taken in all that time. (note to my self and everyone else, try to get to the Hive Fest fresh next time :) )

As i had some mixup with my card i ended up booking the train pretty late and did not get to book the sleeping compartments. Sitting for 15 hours in a crowded 6 seating carriage is something that human body is not made for, especially when you pass your thirties :D

But then the first "weird" thing happened. Sitting across to me was a guy talking how he has to finish some kind of a presentation for tomorrow. I kinda ignored that info and tried to get some sleep. He continued to speak about it in German with another guy and the only thing i understood was Blockchain. And i started laughing out loud, how many blockchain events are happening in Amsterdam that weekend? So that is how i met my first Hiver, @manncpt.

What are the chances to book the same compartment?

So after more than 24 hours i managed to get to Amsterdam. And with no internet i managed to get a bit lost, but i would say that this was a nice place to get lost.

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Getting a short shut eye my roommate @alexvan arrived. We were joking around about @anomadsoul and hotel mix up and how the hotel people were really nice to give us two blankets, so we don't have to share :D

Off to the opening night.

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I must say i was expecting people to be cool, but actually not knowing anyone i was not sure what to expect. As someone who is not great at meeting new people and starting conversations and someone who is not great at writing about emotions, i will just say that it exceeded my expectations.

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Roeland would probably be happy if there were 2 of him that weekend.

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Next day started with waking up at 7AM. The first day event was at the Eye Filmmusem. Place looks amazing, and we even had some sun while getting there.

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5 people that attended all 5 RL Fests.

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I took 0 photos on the boat ride because i did not even thought about taking the camera out of the bag and i think i seen nothing on the tour through the canals. I blame these 3 ladies for that and it was a pleasure of not seeing anything :D so i borrowed these two photos from @soyrosa HiveFest Blog


After the boat ride Roeland organized a Balls of Steel contest (in our parts known as Boćanje). Someone told me that things tend to get competitive on Hive Fests.

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Things got competitive on Hive Fest. We only lost against PeakD team but because of time constraints did not go further as we lost in a coin toss or something like that :)

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Crim did everything she could to turn the game around for her team in the finals. But PeakD team was victorious.

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Decided to not tag anyone in the photos. If anyone does not want his photo to be out there feel free to contact me about removing the photo.

If you want to check out more photos from day one, or want to use it for your blogs (or whatever) feel free to check out GDrive folder with more photos, some variations of posted ones and some that did not make this big number of uploads . If you do, crediting would be nice, but i will not sue you, it was from Hive Fest :D


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Wow!! Congratulations on your win of the ticket to the Hivefest. You sure did have a great time seeing so many people for the first time, it would be a dream come true for me.

All the images are beautiful and they tell so much of how everything went, it's so cool, y'all are making me feel really sad because I couldn't get the privilege to attend but it's fine, there are more to attend in the future, hehe.

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lucky for sure, it was great to see all this great people live. They are even better then on the chain :D

One problem is that if you attend one of them it feels that is really hard to not go to all of them :)

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You made me smile because of your response, you are absolutely right, I'm very sure they will be a lot fun to be with off chain, hehehe, I'm happy they are.

That's right, the fun and learning will always want to make one not miss the next time, but I think that is not bad at all, as long as I have the resources to attend I will do so with pleasure, after all is once a year and with cases like covid19, it might be postponed for some years.

Thank you so much for your kindness @bil.prag 🤭💙, have a fantastic weekend 🌺.

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That looks like an awesome time and really is fun to see people in real life versus on the blockchain here. Would be great to make it to a Hive Fest one day!

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i skipped 2 that were RL. I was close to not go to this one, happy that in the end ended up going.

Maybe next one, who knows.

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Yeah my trouble is they are in areas that I can't get to easily. My passport expired sadly but it would be cool to catch one if they have it in Vegas one day! Not sure if I would put my real account handle on my nametag but I do find it awesome to put a face to some of the names on here! One thing we need to remember with so much of this online stuff is that there are real people behind it all. We can't take the human element out of it!

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problem with US is that the US government is not really foreigner friendly. For me it would take at least a month to apply and wait for visa, visit to an US Embassy interview, several 100$ and a good possibility of being rejected.

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Si que ha sido una travesía llegar hasta allá. Que genial a sido poder apreciar tan grandioso evento. Muy cool todas las fotos tomadas captando los mejores momentos. Gracias por compartirlas, Saludos desde venezuela

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i did complicated my life with the decision to travel as i did :D

It was a great event.

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Damn, you got some amazing photos in there. Everyone looks so happy and excited to be there! Congrats on the win! Couldn't have gone to a better person.

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Thanks.

yap it was a lot of fun :)

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It's really cool you were able to attend and I can see you had great fun there meeting people for real than on the blockchain.

Those pictures are really beautiful with lots of excitement.

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it is an interesting experience to put faces to wallets you communicate for years. and everyone was supper cool.

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What are the odds! Winning the ticket and meeting hiver on the way!
I only saw you at the end of the whooolleee event. It must be a superpower of yours since you have some of the best candid photos from the event. I love all of them!
So glad I recognized you immediately and at least got to say hi :D

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when he said presentation about blockchain i just started laughing out loud. never thought i will be sitting in the same train compartment with someone going to hivefest :) at least it made a 15 hours of sitting a bit more comfortable.

i do have a superpower of people not noticing me, but it is usually with people that know me so they don't even pay attention 😄

one thing i realized i missed is i did not take any photos of you people working hard so everything goes as planed. 😞

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Beautiful picture's, happy face, playing and entertaining time all of everything feels look good.

Everyone's smiling faces are an expression of unique happiness. Also, sincere love to all Hiveians for such a beautiful Hive Fest event.

It's really a pleasure that everyone at Hive can have a good time together through Hive Fest. Through which the Hive can be further enriched and structured to move forward beautifully into the future.

May God keep everyone well and healthy. Have a great day to all

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it was my first time meeting hive people live and was not sure what to expect. everyone was super cool and i would do this again tomorrow. Ok maybe not tomorrow, maybe after a week of rest :)

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Awesome post. I'm so jealous. Wish I was there. Looks like a lot of fun was had though! WTG on winning the tickets too!

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Thanks.

it was a great experience. One thing is, now i already want to go to the next one :)

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I'm hoping they'll do one in the US soon. I really want to go. Airfare to Amsterdam was a bit much for me though. Who knows maybe next time. Great location for sure, just not in the budget this year.

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there were some talks about latin america, so maybe there.

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That would be cool too!

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Offering a thank you is important to those who support you in your activities that you develop on this @hive platform. Glad to hear you earned those tickets including accommodation. I would be too happy and thankful for that too.....
The four hours go by fast when you are sleeping (laughs). The bad thing is that there are always unforeseen events that come as a surprise, and I mean the 15 hours sitting and with all due respect, but you must have wiped the stripe off your butt (laughter).
Meeting during the trip @manncpt is like saying "the world if small". Well! being lost is when a person doesn't know where they are and you knew you were in Amsterdam. The good thing is that you, @alexvan and @anomadsoul were well taken care of at the hotel.
There are times when a person under lonely circumstances must learn how to adapt quickly, make themselves known and be nice to everyone. Good are your expectations.
Yes, the @roeland double effect is noticeable. Also, the pictures of the building look great. It's a super structure What a beauty! Both outside and inside.
Even, all the images are great, the internal light did its job but also the photographic system.
When you are walking around and having fun, you don't realize to take pictures and you have to turn to your friends to give them to you. Here in Venezuela that game "Boćanje" is called "Bolas Criollas", there are very important championship games. I noticed all the participants with medals. I already knew about them, because @zirochka mentioned them in her blog: although she already had the medal, she lost the game (laughs). The most important thing is that everyone had fun and had a good and happy time. There are a lot of smiling faces, you can see the fun and entertainment.
From what I have been able to read and see, this has been an unforgettable experience for you and your colleagues. @hivefest is a guarantee of communication, companionship, learning and many more adjectives....
Thank you @bil.prag for sharing that moment of healthy entertainment.


Ofrecer un agradecimiento es importante para quienes te apoyan en tus actividades que desarrollas en esta plataforma de @hive. Me alegra saber que te ganaste esas entradas incluyendo el alojamiento. Yo también me sentiría demasiado contento y agradecido por eso…
Las cuatro horas pasan rápido cuando estas durmiendo (risas). Lo malo es que siempre hay imprevistos que se dan por sorpresa, y me refiero a las 15 horas sentado y con todo respeto, pero se te debió haber borrado la raya del trasero (carcajadas).
Conocer durante el viaje a @manncpt es como decir “el mundo si es pequeño”. ¡Bueno! el hecho de estar perdido es cuando una persona no sabe donde se encuentra y tú sabías que estabas en Amsterdam. Lo bueno es que tú, @alexvan y @anomadsoul fueron bien atendidos en el hotel.
Hay veces que una persona bajo circunstancias de soledad debe aprender cómo adaptarse rápido, darse a conocer y ser agradable con todos. Buenas son tus expectativas.
Sí, es notable el efecto doble de @roeland. Además, las fotografías del edificio están geniales. Es una súper estructura ¡Qué belleza! Tanto por fuera como por dentro.
Inclusive, todas las imágenes están estupendas, la luz interna realizó su trabajo pero también el sistema fotográfico.
Cuando se está paseando y uno se divierte, no se percata de tomar fotografías y tiene que acudir a los amigos para que se las regale. Acá en Venezuela ese juego “Boćanje” se le llama “Bolas Criollas”, existen partidos de campeonatos muy importantes. He notado a todos los participantes con medallas. Ya sabía de ellas, porque @zirochka las mencionó en su blog: aunque ya tenía la medalla, ella perdió el juego (risas). Lo más importantes es que todos se divirtieron y pasaron un buen rato feliz. Hay muchas caras sonrientes, se nota la diversión y el entretenimiento.
Por lo que he podido leer y ver, esto ha sido una experiencia inolvidable para ti y tus compañeros. @hivefest es una garantía de comunicación, compañerismo, aprendizaje y muchos adjetivos más…
Gracias @bil.prag por compartir ese momento de sano entretenimiento.

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Yes, even if @anomadsoul was nowhere to be seen it was a good experience to share the bed with @bil.prag

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maybe it was a good thing that @anomadsoul was not there, i am not sure that hotel would be willing to provide a third blanket 😂

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I would've just squeezed between you and @alexvan to get cozy, no need for a third blanket lol

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😂

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but you must have wiped the stripe off your butt (laughter).

i was not sure do i even have a butt after that 😂

yes everyone got a medal as a gift to remember the event, there was a trophy for the winners.

It was a lot of fun and a great experience.

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Thank you for joining #hivefest! We had a long meetup from the beginning of the journey... and I am very happy that I got to know you better then any other hivian I met during the event this way. You are always welcome in Vienna just write me if you come along again. 😉

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i was actually thinking about following the Austrian/German/Dutch meetups to see if i get the opportunity to travel to one or few of the meetups.

I will be getting to Vienna to visit friends so maybe i should time it with a meetup.

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i was actually thinking about following the Austrian/German/Dutch meetups to see if i get the opportunity to travel to one or few of the meetups.

Yeahhh will tag you for the Dutch meet-ups :D