Luke felt sad.
Some of you will remember that last year I took some pictures at Tomorrowland Festival in a town called Boom in Belgium. It is known as the world’s largest electronic dance music festival, and, knowing very little about that sort of music, I felt that I needed to bring my friend Luke along for company. Luke is a musician.
Recently I had a quick look through some of the images that I took and I think that soon I’ll put some of them up on my website. However, as I was looking at these pictures I spotted something that I hadn’t noticed before. Something peculiar cropped up in a few of the pictures. I began to see a pattern emerging.
It slowly became apparent that I had made the mistake of assuming that Luke, as a musician, would feel instantly at home in (what is now very obviously) a very different musical environment from his usual habitat.
Luke, this is an apology: I’m sorry that if, during our time together in Tomorrowland, you felt sad.
At first, Luke appeared happy to be at the festival. Here he is, having a good time, entering the festival park.
He gladly made use of the site’s amenities, such as this deodorising booth.
Upon first hearing some electronic dance music, he found himself pleasantly surprised and soaked up the atmosphere with other festival-goers.
Gregarious as he is, Luke even made friends with some EDM fans.
And then things started to go wrong.
Luke saw some new things that he didn’t understand, and didn’t like the look of.
Waiting in the queue for the facilities, he did not expect this.
Even his new friends couldn’t cheer him up.
This man’s haircut came as quite a blow (as did the focusing skills of the photographer…)
This peacemaker tried to ease Luke’s suffering. To no avail.
This girl, upon seeing someone with a similar sense of style, leapt into this boy’s arms with joy. Luke was not consoled.
Neither Luke, nor I, knew what was going on with this lady.
I suggested that a haircut a bit like Mr Skrillex’s might help Luke relax into things a bit more. These kind girls were happy to help out.
It just so happened that she hadn’t cut many people’s hair before. :s
I thought it looked nice.
These guys thought they were superheroes. I think Luke felt a bit left out.
Oh gosh, this happened again.
Some nice person gave Luke a toy to play with. It almost worked.
Poor soul. Here he is, at the end of it all. Brussels airport. Utterly worn out.
Gosh, I was so sad.from tomalprice