"Een monsterrit van ruim tweehonderd kilometer"
May 4, 2014 10:04 AM   Subscribe

For the Explore the North (Dutch) festival held in Ljouwert, Fryslân last year, British electronica group / video slingers Public Service Broadcasting was requested to make two songs/videos over the 1963 Elfstedentocht, perhaps the toughest edition of that tour ever held. Taking footage and voice overs from the Fries Film Archief, the results are Elfstedentocht part 1 and Elfstedentocht part 2 (English subtitles in the commentary section). (further reading: goodnewsfortheinsane explains the Elfstedentocht; Public Service broadcasting previously.)
posted by MartinWisse (4 comments total) 6 users marked this as a favorite
posted by humboldt32 at 10:27 AM on May 4, 2014

Voor die van ons wie Nederlands spreken - de Twaalfde Elfstedentocht. Helemaal gek.

(Google translate doesn't do it justice, sadly.)
posted by fifthrider at 11:03 AM on May 4, 2014 [2 favorites]

Great post. Now I have a new band to go listen to *and* I have to figure out how one trains to be ready to ice skate 200km on 48 hrs notice...
posted by sldownard at 6:56 PM on May 4, 2014

Don't worry, there's a waiting list of several umpteen years before you can take part.
posted by MartinWisse at 10:05 PM on May 4, 2014

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