Sunday, June 05, 2011

CPH Street Life 5: Distortion Hygge

I know I said I wasn't going to more Distortions, but it was too irresistible - the weather was great and the sun was shining with no wind and with a complete beautiful blue sky. So, I took the liberty of heading towards a final day of Distortion, where people get to hygge (enjoy) themselves in the sun, go diving, tan and just hang out with their friends and lovers. People were not drinking this time, rather, they were having ice-cream, smoothies and lots of water, since it was unbelievably hot.

However, as you can see from the photos, Danes love being naked whenever they get a chance (even in the mid of the city) and it was bit awkward to take photos of people in bikinis - felt like a big stalker! But I have managed to take few decent photos. 

So what do you think of these Distortion street parties?

Jeg elsker dig, København!

Summer in Copenhagen is amazing! Though I am super excited to head home this summer, I am partially torn with my love - CPH! My past posts may trigger you into thinking - Batzul is a party animal; but hey, don't judge a book by its cover. It is hard not to post about street life in CPH in June since so many activities are held in June, like:
  • St Hans Evening - Burn the Witches!
  • Roskilde Festival - Biggest Music Festival in Scandinavia
  • Copenhagen Distortion - 5 days of street party in the city
  • Danish Derby - Horse Race (looking forward to see whether it beats Mongolian Horse Race).
My following 6 posts were about Distortion Street Parties, and I really hope you liked the photos. You may also like my post in May about my grandfather's letter to the President and PM of Mongolia (regarding pensions, lack of benefits and public support to the retired soldiers of Mongolia). Basically, I like to blog about everything from the current economy, politics, and music to a simple photo.

Looking forward to hear your thoughts as well.

Saturday, June 04, 2011

CPH Street Life 4: Distortion Street Party Vesterbro

Without a doubt, Distortion at Vesterbro was the largest. Maybe the fact that I lived at Nørrebro before, made the previous distortion more plausible than of last night. Vesterbro was simply way too big, I spent the half of my time there just walking around everywhere - people at the dining table in the middle of a car road, skate-boarding, djs playing different music in different streets, etc. There were too many people, which made it impossible to walk through (and forget about taking photos), so the following photos are the best I could share!

I am afraid this is also the last photos of distortion, since I have exam on June 7th and really need to focus on my finals; and most importantly, even though, I am in my youth peak, there is a limit my body puts on parties - Batzul needs a BREAK! 

But I hope you must have glimpsed the idea of street party life in Copenhagen!

ps: Mange TAK! to the awesome guys who helped me find my keys at Jolene with awesome awesome phone lights! I wouldn't be at home sleeping, nor biking, nor be able to prepare for my finals without your amazing awesome search. I dedicate this post to you! 

Thursday, June 02, 2011

CPH Street Life 3: Distortion Street Party Nørrebro

The best Distortion is always at the hood of Nørrebro! They have the best vibe, music, pizzeria (Nonsolopizza - you should try it), take-outs, cafes, lake view and of course the people of Nørrebro!

Though I have no photos of street paintings, this year a record 817 people took part in a street painting at the Distortion party on Nørrebro, Copenhagen. This broke previous German-held record, and Nørrebro is proud!

Wednesday, June 01, 2011

CPH Street Life 2: Distortion Street Party Indre By

Every year, Copenhagen throws street parties for each of its neighborhoods for 5 days in a row. Danes have celebrated the Distortion since 1998, and the street party always starts in the first week of June, celebrating the coming summer and the blossoming Copenhagen city with girls and boy (rid of heavy coats).

Music is very loud with huge speakers on the street, and every street has a different DJ, where you can walk around and find your style of music and just dance all day long with your friends! This is the time where you can really see all the young generations of Denmark. It seems like no body's home - all out enjoying the sun and the music.

Street parties are free of charge, and young generations get to dance and party with the sunlight and shades on. Ofcourse, after-parties are also held in several clubs later. Here are some pictures of today.

I wonder how Mongolian Street Party would be like, if we ever get to make such an event!
Well, what do you think? I'll upload the rest party photos later!