I’m Rebecca and I’m an intern here at “Blink London”, helping out with collecting, selecting and retouching all the creative and inspiring stuff for the monthly reports. I am a photography student at University of Westminster on my first year of the Bachelor degree. I just moved to London in September 2010 from Copenhagen and I find it very exiting to live, study and work in London. It is such a vibrant and inspiring city.
Now I am back in Copenhagen for a long weekend to join all of the party-happy people at the amazing city centre festival, Distortion.
The festival is all about experiencing Copenhagen in a new way, having fun and dancing to good club music. This is exactly what people have been doing from Wednesday afternoon until Sunday (June 1st-5th), with big block parties in the streets all around Copenhagen, focusing on a new neighborhood each day. Every evening Club Clash gathers everyone up for special club nights in spectacular locations in Copenhagen, with loads more music, dancing and general partying until the early morning.
Artists from both the Danish and the international club scene played at this year’s Distortion. Some of my favourite artists playing were Theo Parrish, Crookers, Mathew Jonson, Acid Washed and Uproot Andy.
Distortion has been celebrating Copenhagen street life and club culture since 1998 and has been growing and growing in popularity year on year. This year the amount of guests has surprised everyone with more than 100,000 people in the streets every day. The atmosphere has been full of joy, really relaxed and pretty calm. The weekend of the festival, surprisingly enough, had a lower crime rate than in a normal weekend in Copenhagen (six people got arrested throughout Distortion!).
In celebration that the sun is shining again after a long and dark winter, everybody is working their new Summer outfits. It’s pretty clear that this is to be a Summer of bright colour. I spotted lots of bold colour combinations but also some really striking solid colour looks too. We cannot deny that it is a Nordic country and it gets chilly in the evening, even in the height of Summer, so the Danes know how to keep themselves stylishly warm too, so there’s some great knitwear and layered looks too.
Here are some shots to help you feel the atmosphere of the event, and over the next couple of days there’ll be some style shots for you to enjoy too. Can’t wait to be able to share more festival coverage with you soon…
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