BOOM FESTIVAL 2016 - 11th EDITION

Thank You Letter to the Boomers in English, Portuguese and French.

Dear Boomers

Several days have now passed since you left Boomland and what remains behind are the great memories  you have created for us to treasure and cherish.

Right now, there are dozens of people working, busy onsite packing up the stages and the artwork and dismantling all the unique structures which were such a vital part of Boom Festival 2016.

We wish to extend a massive THANK YOU to all of the Boomers, the volunteers, the artists, Boom team members, the national institutions and of course, the local population.

We also want to acknowledge the Boomers who were unable to attend this edition due to the new ticket limitations set in place, these Boomers were always present in our minds and we would also like to thank you.

All of you are part of the central driving force of this festival and the pulsating heart beat of its inspiration. Everyones  hard work transforms into great pleasure when we look back upon the absolute joy, good vibes and warm atmosphere we all experienced during Boom 2016.

THANK YOU BOOMERS.

Meanwhile, the wildlife retakes its rightful place at Boomland and once again the birds sing from the dark green branches of the old Oak trees and the Lake’s blue waters glisten in contrast with the dry yellow of the Valley, as the end of Summer approaches.

Last week, a magnificent thunderstorm dramatically cracked open the Boom skyline and the heavily scented raindrops dampened down the dust created by thousands of dancing feet.

Celebration and harmony still hang vibrant and alive in the air and the night sky continues to shine, illuminated by the waning Moon.

We return to working the land, tending and watering the sapling trees planted over the Winter,we now witness the young leaves emerging defiantly under the scorching sun underlining the constant evolution and rejuvenation of Nature.

The colours of Nature are mixed with the memories of the syncopated beats that pulsed from Boom’s stages along with all the feelings expressed and the conversations shared in a myriad of languages ​filling the air during that intense week of celebration.

It is in these moments, we feel that Nature holds the colours of the spirit.

We are in touch with your voice, via email, social media platforms and the many videos and photos that reignite all the magical moments experienced this August under the full moon - where Art, Music and Nature come together with the very best of our own human nature as one, clearly demonstrating that another world is indeed possible.

We are currently making a ‘self-assessment’ and in the following Boom Newsletter we will be sharing with you our own reflections on all that has happened here.

We would like to say a massive thank you to all Boomers, artists and team members that made donations at Boom to the purchase of Boomland. Several projects for the land are work in progress, you can know more about its vision and the crowdfunding campaign HERE.

With humility, we strive to serve you better and we sincerely believe that you all deserve this.

Whilst Boomers resume their daily lives across the world, we too continue our daily practice aligned with this special place and the awe-inspiring Nature that surrounds us - aware and conscious of you all.

Our heartfelt THANKS TO YOU for Boom 2016.

With Love and Gratitude,
Boom Team
 

VERSÃO PORTUGUESA


Amigos Boomers

Dias passaram desde que deixaram a Boomland. Somos ainda dezenas a arrumar o Boom Festival 2016, movidos por recordações inesquecíveis que vocês nos proporcionaram.

A todos os Boomers, elementos da Boom Team, voluntários, artistas, parceiros, instituições e à população local, a todos os Boomers que não puderam participar pela limitação de bilhetes mas que estiveram sempre nas nossas mentes: OBRIGADO.

Vocês são o oxigénio, a substância, a inspiração deste festival. Trabalhamos arduamente para vocês e sorrimos ao pensar na vossa alegria, good vibe e civismo durante o Boom 2016.

OBRIGADO BOOMERS.

Aqui na Boomland, os pássaros voltam a ouvir-se, o azul do lago brilha por entre o verde de árvores centenárias que se estende até à terra seca e amarela, os animais da Boomland retomam o seu lugar para se juntarem ao final de Verão connosco. A chuva e trovoada de há dias atrás assentou a poeira que milhares de pés levantaram, como uma legião de seres pacifistas que caminham para se encontrarem a si próprios e celebrarem a harmonia entre seres humanos, o céu nocturno volta a tomar conta dos horizontes iluminados pela lua. A rotina regressa lentamente: voltamos a regar as árvores jovens que plantámos no Inverno com suas folhas que orgulhosamente despontam sob um calor abrasador. O som é o da natureza, já se perdeu na memória a batida sincopada dos palcos e de conversas em vários idiomas que preenchiam o campo auditivo. E é nestes momentos que sentimos que a natureza tem as cores do espírito.

Sentimos a vossa voz vinda em emails e nas redes sociais, os vídeos e fotos avivam momentos de felicidade vividos na Lua Cheia de Agosto onde a arte, música, natureza e a melhor essência humana demonstraram que outro mundo é possível.

Gostaríamos de agradecer ainda a todos os Boomers, artistas e membros da equipa que fizeram donativos para a aquisição da Boomland durante o festival. Vários projectos estão a ser desenvolvidos para a Herdade, se quiseres saber mais acerca da nossa visão e da campanha de crowdfunding, clica AQUI.

Estamos também a fazer a nossa autoavaliação e na próxima Letter to the Boomers iremos partilhar convosco algumas reflexões porque acreditamos humildemente que podemos sempre servir-vos melhor porque tudo merecem.

Enquanto os Boomers retomam as suas experiências por todo o mundo iremos continuar a nossa prática diária alinhados com esta natureza sublime pensando em vocês:

OBRIGADO pelo Boom 2016.


VERSION FRANÇAISE

 

Amis Boomers,

Plusieurs jours sont passés depuis que vous avez quitté le Boomland. Encore aujourd'hui, des dizaines de personnes nettoient l’enceinte, motivées par les souvenirs inoubliables que vous nous avez laissés.

Nous souhaitons remercier du fond de notre coeur tous les Boomers, volontaires, artistes, membres de l’équipe Boom, et aussi bien évidemment  les institutions nationnales et la population locale.

Nos pensées sont également avec tous les Boomers qui n’ont pas pû venir cette année, dû à la limitation de tickets.

Chacun d’entre vous est un membre essentiel du moteur qui fait tourner ce festival, vous êtes son coeur et son inspiration. Vos sourires, votre énergie positive et votre civisme durant le Boom 2016 furent l'immense récompense de notre travail.

MERCI BOOMERS

Içi au Boomland, la nature reprend peu à peu son cours de vie. Les oiseaux se font de nouveau entendre, le bleu du lac scintille entre les arbres centenaires, dont la couleur verte s’étend jusqu’à la terre sèche et jaunâtre. Enfin, les animaux reprennent leur place à nos côtés pour la fin de cet été. Il y a quelques jours, la pluie et le tonnerre ont permis de calmer la poussière que des milliers de pieds ont soulevée, telle une légion d’êtres pacifistes qui marchent ensemble pour célébrer l’harmonie entre les humains. Encore une fois, nous arrosons les jeunes arbres que nous avons plantés en Hiver, dont les feuilles s’étendent de plus en plus fièrement sous la chaleur torride. Les battements sincopés des scènes musicales et le brouhaha des multiples langues étrangères qui se parlaient au Boomland ont désormais laissé place aux sons de la nature.

Vos voix résonnent à travers vos nombreux emails et publications sur les réseaux sociaux. Toutes vos vidéos et vos photos nous remémorent les moments de joie vécus lors de la pleine lune d’août, où les arts, la musique, la nature et le meilleur de l’essence humaine ont démontré cette année encore qu’un autre monde, un monde bien meilleur, est possible.

Nous voulons remercier du fond du coeur tous les Boomers, artistes et tous les membres de l'équipe Boom qui ont contribué à la collecte de dons qui permettra l'achat du Boomland. De nombreux projets sont en train d'être développés. Pour en savoir plus sur notre vision et la campagne de crowdfunding, clique IÇI.

Actuellement nous faisons notre auto-évaluation, et dans notre prochaine lettre aux Boomers nous  partagerons avec vous nos réflexions sur le sujet, car nous croyons humblement qu’il est toujours possible de vous servir encore mieux, car vous le méritez.

Alors que les Boomers reprennent leurs vies dans le monde entier, nous reprenons nos pratiques quotidiennes toujours liées avec cette nature sublime qui nous entoure. Nos pensées ainsi que notre coeur sont toujours avec vous.

Un énorme et gigantesque MERCI pour le Boom 2016.