Monday 23 August, 15.05, at the MECC in Maastricht. More than 30 students, 14 lighting and sound technicians, Dutch beer brewery staff and other company representatives are setting up the party hall. “We’re on schedule”, says logistics manager Tom Roth, as a small lorry full of soft drinks makes its way through the hall.
Today’s MECC Party and the Heineken Night on Friday are scheduled to take place here. “Personally, I think Friday will be the best evening. We’ve got the Dutch singer Xander de Buisonjé, 2 Brothers on the 4th Floor and DJ Erick E all lined up.”