Contests and parties go hand in hand. A super contest without a party isn't great. A great party combined with a terrible competition doesn't win any awards either. Finding the perfect mix is the way to go. The Pop!Session in Tallinn was good in both respects. Team Holland (Barry, Martin, Bas, Mark, Souf) had arrived early on Wednesday and did not skip an opportunity to go out. Paul and I joined the crew on Friday. Last year we spent a lot of our evening time (and money) in some stupid discotheque. We did not have a clue where to go and in the end it worked out fine.
On Friday we heard that the place to go was Club Hollywood. We walked and walked until we stood in front of the same club as last year. Oh well. It was quiet when we got there (23:30pm) and the dance floor had one freak going all out with his Troop beanie on. It was fun to watch the weirdo jump from the balcony.
Fast forward 3 hours and you have 25 BMX on the floor going wild jumping from stage to stage and doing some crowd surfing. The Troop guy was nowhere to be seen at that point. Everyone was having a good time at the first contest of the new year, all the way in Estonia.
After finishing dinner at an African restaurant at 1am I skipped night 2 as I had not much of a voice left and needed to save some for Sunday. Telling from the Paparazzi pics it was a good time.
The after party on Sunday rocked. After everyone was getting in the mood Allan Cooke threw down his Credit Card and spent a few G's on drinks for his BMX family. Open bar for everyone! Needless to say Allan had a great time and so was everyone else. When the party ended it was straight to the hotel to pick up our bags and go to the airport for our 7am flight. It was an all nighter, and a good one at that.