The Horrorist Live report from Dominator, Holland.

This weekend I played a large summer festival called Dominator about an hour and a half outside of Amsterdam in a area called Leidschendam. The event is put on by an organization named Art of Dance and they are one of a small group of companies that control the Dutch techno scene. There were a few stages ranging from 2-5,000 kids in front of them. It was a daytime festival and luckily it was all sun and there was a nice lake to sit by too. They put me in the Hilton at the airport and unfortunately we got stuck in traffic on the way to the gig so I arrived and had to rush to the stage and instantly start performing. It was only when I was plugging in my wires I realized I forgot my Macbook Pro’s power adapter in the USA! I had to run the live show + M-Audio Firewire 410 (Amazon link) off the internal battery. Luckily it worked 100% fine and I had a great time performing. I have a checklist that I go over several times before I fly so it’s strange I made such a basic mistake. At many of these large events like this one they only give live acts 30 minutes to play so I edited a lot of my songs down to the nifty neat parts. I played two new songs, jumped up on the turntables, ran down into the audience and made a costume change (took my coat off!). See you next summer!

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  1. Just in case it ever happens again, you can use any european macbook adapter on a usa macbook pro. it’s exactly the same. I’m sure at a big festival as Dominator there are plenty of people with macbook’s that can loan you the adapter for as long as your performance.

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  2. that looked like great fun – impressed by your Bruce Lee style contact gloves too :)

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  3. nice pics oliver. nice looking laptop stand, too! does it fold flat?

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    1. Yes it was called the Dexia stand but the no longer make it: http://www.dexiadesign.com/

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