Carnival, 2005 - Maastricht
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February 6th, 2005 – by: metsbwd
Got up around 10AM and planned to head down around noon. Victor (Israel) was coming down with me, and we were meeting some other colleagues; Jay, Teresa, and Dave from my office in Wilton and Jeff from Oregon. I was driving in order to force me not to drink much. As we were heading into the car, we ran into Neil and Kevin from Virginia.
Carnival in Maastricht is definitely different than Carnival in Eindhoven. Eindhoven is a big party, it's a lot of fun, but it's pretty much a big party. Maastricht Carnival is an Event. Everything is stepped up to the next level. The costumes are fancier, the parade floats more elaborate, the crowds larger. The fun in Maastricht takes place more outside the bars than in, with the Vrijthof being the center of everything. Truly a Carnival experience to explore.
The game itself was a blast...there's something special about watching the superbowl with a big group of people with Carnival festivities going on all around you. This experience got to be experienced again in 2008 as the Super Bowl fell during Carnival again then...
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