Bloco Vomit in Amsterdam 1996

A tunnel in Vondelpark

Busking in a tunnel in the Vondelpark

In December 1996, we set foot to the hometown of our shaker player Zen O Phobia. We had been invited to play at a party, hosted by a friend of Zen's. From a busk in the Vondelpark, we were invited to play more.

The Flying Pig Hostel, Vondelpark : Sun 1st Dec

A girl named Cath (I think) saw us busking in a tunnel in the Vondelpark and invited us to play at the hostel she was working in that evening. We played a few sets in their bar, with interludes between with a Brazilian staying at the hostel. He came from Recife, the native town of maracatu. A local avante-gardist Eric Jan Shuringa performed with us on a few numbers.

Playing at the Flying Pigs Hostel


Twin Pigs Cafe, Nieuwendijk 100 : Mon 2nd Dec

Playing at Twin Pigs

As a result of the previous night's performance, we are offered a spot in this hostel. We played during a reggae club and had an imprompt jam in the club to round the night off.


Cafe De Geus, Leidesplein : Tue 3rd Dec

Our final evening in the Dam. The gig we came through for, playing at a student graduation party.

Needless to say some of the Voms took advantage of certain substances freely available in these parts. One member played their drum in the air a foot above the drumskin. Another member was named Skunk Duvel on the visit. When he returned, he had to be re-nicknamed to Soapbar Buckfast.

Playing at a doctors party