the last wasdag èver was on monday december 4th 2006
the ceiling painting you see above in 4 sections
stayed up at LG22 ( full size 4 x 7 meter) until summer '07
on monday december 6th 2010 brainstorm talk sessions start to get a new wasdag to resurface
as a major annual Zuid Holland real-men sex-and-dance-and-more event.
it was supposed to take place at Hal C in Delft, but never happended, due to tragic events for the homo coomunity in Delft, still in the press the most homo-unfriendly city of NL. If the plans to close down the nude beach at Delftse Hout will be pushed through, that will undoubebly remain so.
Block this date in your agenda: saturday july 9th 2011
until then the only spot for outrageous parties in NL remains Club Church in Amsterdam !
but you can also go cruise at de Boss between Den Haag en Rijswijk
exerpts and quotes from 'the Swan King' by Christopher McIntosh, 2003.
Wagner: "wretched people move about like unconcious machines in the ordinary ruts of theatrical and musical routine, it's often enough to drive me to flight from the world . . . Artistic schools and musical conservatories are unproductive because they're institurions of a pityful proletariat, but we must tread carefuylly in order not to step on the toes of bourgois' vested interests.
Ludwig's response struck a more cautious note, but agreed:
Most men of our time are pre-occupied with money-making aims and have greatly deminished sense of the splendour of true art, but he agreed to be apprehensive about resistance from the artistic proletariat. Not only music teachers were alarmed, or felt their position threatened, also the purpose of Wagner's costly theatrical innovations, like the sunken orchestra pit, were for a very long time not recognised, but did irritate, if not infuriate some of the most renowned architects as well.
To Sophy, the bavarian princes to whom he was engaged (forced by court and family), but postponed the marriage twice and then cancelled he wrote:
I felt pressured to enter into this, but now I had time to reflect I see my true brotherly love for you remains, but is not the kind trequired for matrimony. I owe you this explanation and ask for the continuation of our friendship. Please release me from my previous word without rancour or bitterness.
which shows someone far from mad, but aware of his damned preferences, and trying to be as honest and sincere as 19th century conventions allowed.