Very important: The drummer (on each boat, one of the new gold members)!
And then the race went off through the channels in Venice...
I was among the 40 collectors who took a
larger boat to our destination on the other side of Venice.
Can you spot the error on the picture?
...arriving at our destination
...the pink crew arrived really late :-)
We had dinner on Murano island, in a small
Murano has a reputation as a center for
glassmaking, so we also had some activities with little glass pieces:
As we had arrived a little late on Murano,
we had to speed up our dinner and the boat back had to drive fast as
well to be right in time (well, about 10 mins too late) for the CreArt event at 10pm on the Piazza
Billy The Artist was already on
stage and he was painting live on a huge canvas. He was
accompanied musically by the the Swiss Industrial music band The
Young Gods. No electro music this time, they were
playing acoustic guitars and drums.
Lots of huge projections on the buildings
around the Piazza San Marco. Funnily enough, the VIP area (free
drinks!) was more crowded than the 'free entrance' part of the place :-)
the finished picture, signed by Billy The Artist on the right, in the middle
The show has been recorded and you can
watch a replay if you want:
After about 45 minutes, the spectacular and interesting show was over. We had clearly enjoyed it as you can see from the picture below:
But the event was not over yet!
Another water taxi took us to the Isola Di San Servolo where the
aftershow party took place at the Venice
International University, a great location!
An interesting exhibition was on display
inside the building: A Gift To
Marco Polo: Contemporary Art from China. A collateral event
of the 53rd Biennale International Art Exhibition. Here you can see a
little video from the exhibition, this also gives you a good impression
of the party location :-)
The party marked the end of the Gold &
Pioneer Event 2009. As in the last years, it was a great and
memorable event, with lots of highlights (great concert, a very
entertaining press conference, meeting so many familiar faces again,
smooth organization, ...) and only one 'lowlight' (loooong bus
ride). Another event that I won't forget and hopefully we can
meet again around xmas time, possible on the other side of the ocean...
Here is some information about/by the advertising agency that produced a few videos for the collection and here are the videos:
Andreas Wiethoff, 6-JUL-2009
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