August 31 was the explosion of the week and the highlight of this Band Camp. All the efforts and the energy put into the Ambassador Band Camp program, from trainers, coaches, MRS staff and students alike, throughout this week converge at The Battle of the Bands on Saturday evening.
The venue that hosted our closing week competition concert, the Havana Club, was big enough to fit up to 500 hundred heads but the audience, must be noted, was only half the projected capacity. The club is famous for hosting top regional bands and has a big name in Skopje's clubbing scene and it has a massive cozy stage.
Among the attendees were stundents' family and closest friends from Mitrovica who had come for the occasion to support their rock stars.
The three young competing bands opened the night taking turns on stage performing their original songs that they worked on for two months only to finalize them at the Skopje Band Camp with the guide from coaches from the Fontys Rockacademie, our program partners from Tilburg, Holland.
Toe May Toes, Sublime 6 and Schism were competing for a touring chance with The Artchitects in Holland and Berlin and all three did their utmost to land the prize.
|The Toe May Toes performing on stage|
|Sublime 6 rocking out Skopje|
|Young hopes Schism debuting on stage|
|Will Maas announcing the winners of the Battle of the Bands|
|Mighty Mice on stage|
|Babylon-ers brimming with raw rock and roll power|
|Salvo of boisterous r'n'r heralded the only mosh-pit of the night; The Artchitects|
|Band Camp fresh winners together on stage|
The Ambassador Band Camp wagon moves on to Holland in October where the winning bands will get more professional tailored coaching and record even more songs and tour around the country.
See you soon.