K3 concert with Reagan

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Het Peerd van Ome Tjeerd (or something like that)

I have been thinking about the name for this blog. Maybe I should rename it as I seem to be writing about a lot more than Meppel. Anyway, I guess it is more a blog about my life now and people will find what they think is interesting enough to read about I guess.

Today I went to Groningen with my eldest daughter Reagan, who turned six on July 30th. One of her birthda presents was a ticket to the K3 concert in Grningen on October 4th. The plan was for my mum to go with her but unfortunately she coldn't make it to The Netherlands due to personal circumstances so I got to go instead!

We got the train to Groningen and got there in plenty of time to ride to the Martiniplaza where the concert was held.

Trainstation
I took my own bicycle on the train which costs €6,- for a dayticket. (I accidentally got the ticket for a dog from the machine so I got away with only paying €3,- and the conductors didn't care or didn't look at the ticket properly.) So a pleasant bike ride through part of Groningen later we got there with still plenty of time to spare to buy coffee and sweets, go to the toilet and find our seat.

Our seats were in row 111, which sounds like a high number but there were definitely not 100 rows in front of us so I have no idea how they came up with that number. Our seats were right beside a path that leads to the seats in higher rows which was good for Reagan as it meant she could get out of her seat and stand up and watch and dance and jump.

Martiniplaza
Unfortunately this path was also used a lot by parents with children who needed to go to the toilet or something all through the concert and this was a bit distracting to say the least. A lot of people also came in late, the concert was supposed to start at 11am and there were still people arriving for quite a while after that. Personally I think they should have just closed the hall as it meant that everyone else had to wait which is not easy with small children! I was surprised how many people were there with children that could barely walk, I wonder how much fun they got out of it? The guy beside me had a girl of about two with him and they left halfway during the show, she just couldn't sit through the whole thing...

The show itself was fun, a lot of singing and dancing, many old songs and a few new ones too. Obviously it is meant for kids (mainly girls) in the 2-10 year age group but I did notice a few things to entertain the adults too. And they even got me jumping up and down (although I must admit to feeling a bit silly). Reagan had a blast and it was great to see her enjoy herself so much.

After the show we rode into the city centre and walked around the markets and some shops for a little bit. Of course this bored Reagan to tears pretty quickly but I would definitely recommend it to the adults amongst us! Groningen is a beautiful city...

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Het Peerd van Ome Tjeerd (or somet…
Het Peerd van Ome Tjeerd (or some…
Trainstation
Trainstation
Martiniplaza
Martiniplaza
Lighting guy
Lighting guy
K3 entrance
K3 entrance
Reagan mesmerized
Reagan mesmerized
K3 on stage
K3 on stage
K3 on stage
K3 on stage
Groningen canal with rower
Groningen canal with rower
Post office
Post office
Church
Church
Back of Korenbeurs
Back of Korenbeurs
Korenbeurs
Korenbeurs
Vismarkt
Vismarkt
Trainstation
Trainstation
Trainstation entrance
Trainstation entrance
Trainstation left wing
Trainstation left wing
Wachtkamer 3e klasse (waitingroom …
Wachtkamer 3e klasse (waitingroom…
Groningen
photo by: liekevo