This was the fastest conversion operation ever at the MECC in Maastricht: in the hall where the horses were still jumping yesterday afternoon, today, on the eleventh of the eleventh, thousands of liters of beer were flowing at the beginning of the carnival season. "We are ready for it and we are proud of it," organizer Marcel van Egham said this morning in NOS Radio 1 Journal . "The smell of beer will soon dominate the aroma of the horse."
For the first time escaped to MECC with . Due to the stringent requirements of the municipality, it was no longer justified to have a party in Wrighthof. "It was inevitable," Van Eghem says. "There was room for 1
At MECC, about three kilometers from Vrijthof, the organization found space that the square did not offer. "We have a double 60-meter bar and a 25-meter stage. We couldn't put those sizes on the square," Van Egham said. "In addition, we have many more options in terms of light and sound."
However, Vrijthof is still under consideration. Large canvases with pictures of buildings around the square hang on the wall. "We brought Vrijthof outside. Thanks to Andre Rie, who will use the kit for his Christmas concerts next month. We are very happy about that."
Getting Used to It
From the Maastricht Bus Station, they travel to MECC all morning. Full of carnival lovers. "Some people need to get used to it," the Venlo party told L1. "I'm surprised, but unwavering is more of an outdoor affair."
A Sithard woman has less problems with her new place. "I certainly don't mind. Zoepe is zoepe ," she summarized.