Jan 15 2012

Amsterdam – 6th January

Category: Amsterdam,Friends,Personal,PicturesChrisM @ 5:22 pm

After the false starts of the day before, I was eager to get a few things done on Friday. I arranged to meet up with Gapie from the forum, and after ChrisB and I had visited a couple of coffeeshops for supplies, we settled into a chilled out routine.
I’ve occasionally blurred faces out in the pictures below – some people don’t want their photos online.
Once we met Gapie in Nes (and DC as well, who’d not been working the night before), ChrisD phoned me, with the good news that he was in Amsterdam and not too far from us!
After a good few drinks and smokes, we decided to try out one of the burger restaurants that had good reviews online – so Burger Bar was selected. I snapped a few pics, but wasn’t actually very hungry, so just had chips and tomato soup.
ChrisB had heard about some sort of freeparty at a squat on Friday night, so after a LONG walk we eventually found the place. I had been expecting dance music, UV lights and loved up people, whereas the event was actually an open-mic night organized by the group that had reclaimed the derelict building. They also had a small art show. Actually not too bad considering what I’d been expecting.

Meeting Up At Nes

Meeting Up At Nes

ChrisB Waiting For His Meat!

ChrisB Waiting For His Meat!

Burger Bar's Menu

Burger Bar's Menu

Burger Bar's Burger

Burger Bar's Burger

Burger Bar's Menu Once More

Burger Bar's Menu Once More

Burger Bar's Tomato Soup

Burger Bar's Tomato Soup

Someone Not Wanting To Be IDed

Someone Not Wanting To Be IDed

Burger Bar's Burger #2

Burger Bar's Burger #2

Burger Bar's Blackboard

Burger Bar's Blackboard

Free Party In Amsterdam

Free Party In Amsterdam

Any photos more interesting than that are being held off the front page, you’ll need to click the link below this to see them.

This year I decided to try out a few new pieces of equipment, with pre-rolled cones getting their first outing with me, as well as a mini herb grinder, like a cheese grinder. Neither wow-ed me a great deal, so the cones were left at Voyagers for anyone in need, and Gapie liked the grinder, so he had that passed on. ChrisD bought a tobacco and weed mix spliff from a random coffeeshop he was passing. It didn’t look right to me, so I asked him if I could rip it open to check the contents, then roll it back afterwards. See the photos to understand why it wasn’t immediately rolled and lit up!

Mini-Cone Of Central's Edelweiss & Santa Maria and Voyager's SLH (Super Lemon Haze) & Sour Power, With A Weed Grater In The Background

Mini-Cone Of Central's Edelweiss & Santa Maria and Voyager's SLH (Super Lemon Haze) & Sour Power, With A Weed Grater In The Background

Voyagers' Sour Power

Voyagers' Sour Power

Voyagers' Sour Power

Voyagers' Sour Power

Voyagers' Super Lemon Haze (SLH)

Voyagers' Super Lemon Haze (SLH)

Voyagers' Super Lemon Haze

Voyagers' Super Lemon Haze

Central's Edelweiss

Central's Edelweiss

Central's Santa Maria

Central's Santa Maria

Central's Santa Maria

Central's Santa Maria

Central's Santa Maria Again

Central's Santa Maria Again

Wooden Nail Grinder

Wooden Nail Grinder

What Was Sold As A Spliff

What Was Sold As A Spliff

Location Of The Basement CS - AVOID

Location Of The Basement CS - AVOID

ChrisD's Plain Tobacco

ChrisD's Plain Tobacco

We eventually said our goodbyes to ChrisD, and once more headed home to the KNSM island. Tomorrow was Saturday, with a Haarlem trip planned, what could go wrong?

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