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Favorite thing: ? Something that came frome the radical youth, perhaps from the same club that had demolished the climbingframe at the ? kinderboerderij.? There were two options: either one could cancel the whole festival, or, continuing the festival with a hughe presence of police. The second option was the best. Police and mayor did panic deliberations. At which artist was the risk factor at its zenith? Everyone agreed: it had to be at ? Brieu? the French born experimental casio-synthersizer artist from Meersen. Brieu was enourmous popular amongst the senior citzins for his charm and in the way he passionately played the casio synthersizers (? the casio synthersizers were very modern in 1968, it was the precurser of the models that Pink Floyd used) Brieu was also erotically sexy in the eys of senior citizens (? both women and men? ) Thus, to prevent waterbombs at the ? kiosk? police decided for the tactic to form a human chain of 5 rows of policemen around the little open air stage at the square. Jonas of course was ther at the spot with his entourage. He was indeed of the younger generation that rejected the synthersizer music by celebrating ? the Doors, Dylan and the Beatles? as he had heard on radio. As he remembers: ? we all found casio synthersizers crap: it was numbing us, just like the LSD did.? One can only grasp about what was going to happen as Jonas was on spot. The media was prepared. Radio was there, holding big microfones prepared, Jonas was never alone. ? what you are upto, with your movement?? Jonas by then slightly called his movement ad hoc ?kiosk casio is death.? In the afternoon it was Brieu?s momentum and the police were all around the music stage. Nothing could hinder Brrieu, the police thought. Not so. I can remember that my parents told me that it was live on radio and that suddenly there was a scratcy noice. There was a noice so incredible, while Brieu tried to perform. No one in the beginning knew what the enourmous noice was, and where it came from. Where was the ? kiosk casio is death? movement now? The enoumous noise was produced by Jonas and his movement of course and it faded into a beautiful sound after all. Jonas the ? clown? had put a loudspeaker at several towers and roofs surrounding the square: St Jans tower, St. Servaas tower (as a good catholic and ? akoliet? at st, Servaas he had good connectiosn with the local Catholic Dean) and the Momus and Spaans Gouvernement roof that they climbed spontaneously the night before. Jonas used the technique of tape, sounding his recordings of ; the teatre of the absud? Brieu gave up and at his microphone stand he demanded Jonas to come on stage, replacing him. Police was looking surpriced. So Jonas did with his band. Senior citizens left the Vrijthof squere and for the rest of the afternoon the ? theatre of the absrd? was on stage, live broadcasted by the ? ROZ? a peacefull ? misical revolution in Maastrcht? the Limburger wrote the next day. The last moment of interest was in October 1968. The aftermath of the ideals, as in Prague Sovjet tanks had beaten down the revolutionairy forces, as in the USA Nixon was about to win. Also, in Maastricht the spirit of revoltion was about to loose. But: not that easy. October was remembered because of 14 october: Ludovitch day. As we still call it here. The day begon with helicopters in the air, beacaue the State already feared that ? something was in the air? it was namely, the birthday of Ludovitch,

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  • Written Apr 15, 2009
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