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May 2010.
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I earlier announced that I went to gigs of Mostly Autumn in Bunde (near Maastricht) and Hengelo in April. These shows were one of the first ones with Olivia Sparnenn as lead vocalist of the band. This assured us of a new experience, and so it was! After being to both shows I can say that it is quite a bit different but just as good as before! You can see a nice selection of my photos on the Mostly Autumn page.

April 2010.
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Last time I already told that I will post photos of the trip to England as well photos of the Kenilworth Castle. From now on I'd like to invite you over to read the text and take a look at the photos on the Weekend England page. In the mean time I have been to two beautiful gigs of Mostly Autumn (now with Olivia) in Bunde and Hengelo. The photos of these shows will follow soon on the Mostly Autumn page.
During the Easter weekend I went to Great Britain to visit the farewell concert of Heather Findlay of Mostly Autumn. It was a completely unforgettable night which I will never forget. A selection of the most beautiful photos (the first ones taken with my new DSLR camera) can be found on the Mostly Autumn page. I'm looking forward to hear your reactions.

March 2010.
13 March 2010



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There are 18 new albums and singles added to the Music page and the Music list page. The Info & contact page is updated with a couple new links to interesting websites. In the following months I will go on tour and will definitely make some photos. The nicest ones will be placed on my website. Check them out soon!

January 2010.
11 January 2010





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I'd like to wish everybody a Happy New Year! This year's winter is full of long cold period with loads of snow. On the Snow page you find new photos that I recently shot. Those photos are taken around my house and at the Holterberg area. Another thing is that I bought a new DSLR camera (Canon 500D) last week. All new photos on my website will taken with this lovely camera. You'll find more information on the Photos page. A nice little fact to end with: my website exists just over 5 years now!

December 2009.
29 December 2009


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The photos of the X-mas shows of Mostly Autumn in Venlo, Zoetermeer and Zwolle are yet online on the Mostly Autumn page. Also the Music page has been refreshed with six new albums.
Many of you waited long for this, but all my summer holiday photos are now online on my website! On the Holiday 2009 page you find per day a story of the things I did on that day, along with a photo album which shows you the particular photos of that day. I hope you like it all! In December I went to three gigs of the British band Mostly Autumn. I will put the photos of these wonderful gigs soon online on my website. Through this way I would also like to wish you all happy holidays!

November 2009.
18 November 2009






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The last few weeks I've been busy with photos. The holiday photos are sorted out, so you can soon expect them online on my website! In the mean time you can take a look at the photos of my car on the Fiat Grande Punto page. In October I've been to the Fantastyval festival to check out some cool bands. The festival was really nice, so be sure to check out the photos of Mostly Autumn, Stream of Passion and my most recent discovery Reincarnatus on the Fantastyval page. And finally, I added the new album of Guilt Machine to the discography of Arjen Lucassen. Check out the A. A. Lucassen page.

September 2009.
7 September 2009





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Recently I've been on vacation to Norway. Three weeks of wonderful excitement! At this time I'm busy picking the most beautiful photos and putting them on the Holiday 2009 page. In May I bough my very first car. On the Fiat Grande Punto page I will put from time to time some nice photos. The first once are soon to be found there! I added a few more new albums to the Music page and the Music list page. One final thing: the newest album of Guilt Machine will soon be added to the A. A. Lucassen page.

April 2009.
17 April 2009



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The gig of Mostly Autumn in Amstelveen was completely amazing! Check out the nicest photo on the Mostly Autumn page. I've also been to the AutoRAI motorshow in Amsterdam, but didn't take any photos this time. Maybe next time... Anyhow, I added a couple new albums to the Music page.

March 2009.
24 March 2009



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It took some time, but finally I can announce some news to you all! The Music page and the Music list page contain a couple new albums. Secondly I can tell you that I will go soon to the AutoRAI in Amsterdam and a concert of Mostly Autumn in Amstelveen. I hope to be able to post the photos of these events as soon as possible.

January 2009.
1 January 2009





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Happy New Year, everybody! The first update of 2009 is going to be a significant one as on this day I will be presenting to you the English version of my website. Except for the Arjen Lucassen discography, everything will be also available in English for the benefit of the foreign visitors to this website. For the Arjen Lucassen discography in English, it is best to visit the one on Arjen Lucassen's official website. But feel free to visit the Dutch A. A. Lucassen page on this site anyway.

December 2008.
27 December 2008





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A day after an amazing concert by Mostly Autumn (see the Mostly Autumn page), I went to the Dickens festival. This is an annual event taking place in the medieval Bergkwartier quarter in Deventer. On the Dickens festival page you can read about my experiences and take a look at the accompanying photos. In this way I would also like to thank you all for visiting my website in 2008. I'd like to welcome you all once again in 2009. Happy holidays and the best wishes for 2009!
Last weekend I went to a wonderful concert of the British band Mostly Autumn. Like every year in December, it was a fantastic Xmas show, this time held in 'W2' in Den Bosch. On the Mostly Autumn page you can take a look at the most beautiful photos from this unforgettable night.
Because of the 4th anniversary of my website, I decided to go semi-pro with a real .nl internet address. From now on you can visit my website via www.RobLigtenberg.nl. To be able to find my website quickly in the future, I advice you to update your bookmarks. You might discover some links to English pages on my website, but they currently don't function properly. Hopefully I will be able to present to you my website fully translated into English at the end of this month. So be sure to come back soon!

November 2008.
19 November 2008




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In the beginning of November Arjen Lucassen released the album 'Timeline'. It is a compilation album which gives a complete overview of what has been released during the previous 13 years by Ayreon. The album has obviously been added to the discography on the A. A. Lucassen page. Here you can find all the information about this album, along with a sample from a brand new song!

July 2008.
26 July 2008



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Earlier this week I went to the miniature park at Madurodam and the beach at Scheveningen. It was a nice sunny day and I really enjoyed it. If you want to see what makes the Netherlands beautiful but on a very small scale, then please take a look at the photos in the photo albums on the Holiday 2008 page.
At the beginning of the week I went to the city of Deventer (on July 14th) and to Vaals and Maastricht (on July 15th). The weather wasn't nice enough to make anymore day trips during the week. You can read about my experiences at said places on the Holiday 2008 page. Taking a look at these photos is worth it, as these places are really beautiful. Do you like them too? Then don't hestitate and leave a message in the Guestbook.
Last Saturday I went to the Navy days in Den Helder by train. It was really amazing to be able to take a look at these large frigates. We were even able to take a look inside! The shows of the Royal Netherlands Navy and Army were spectacular! I selected the most beautiful photos and added some descriptions. You can read more about this event on the Holiday 2008 page.
Last Wednesday I went to the Railway museum in Utrecht. This is really worth checking out if you like trains. I spent my time well there and really enjoyed my visit. A short description with photos can be found on the Holiday 2008 page. Take a look and enjoy it!
During the last few weeks I have had the idea in my head of going to the Muiderslot castle. Until now it has never happened, but today I gave it a try. It was very tough to actually get there using public transport. The castle and its garden and surrounding area are really wonderful! If you have doubts about going there: I really recommend doing it, and buy a ticket for a guided tour through the special rooms of the castle as that was just fantastic! On the Holiday 2008 page you can find the most beautiful photos that I took, and you can find a short story about the day itself as well.
Yesterday I biked through the surrounding area of the city where I live, Rijssen. I do this regularly, but I never took pictures of this beautiful area before. If you are curious how the beautiful scenery of the Friezenberg, Borkeld, Holterberg and river Regge looks, then take a look at the photos on the Holiday 2008 page. Soon more updates will follow!
Yes! Finally it is time for summer holiday again! I wont be making any far trips to sunny foreign destinations this year, but during this holiday I will try to make a few day trips through our tiny country. Thereby I will try to keep the Holiday 2008 page up-to-date with all my experiences. It's my intention to update it every 2 to 3 days, and when possible with new photos and short stories. On my first trip I took my bike and went for a nice ride all the way to the German border. On my way I saw many nice things... Enjoy the special page about my holiday and have a nice holiday yourself!

May 2008.
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Welcome on my completely new website. During the previous one and a half years I rebuilt all pages from scratch. The menu is newer, quicker and further optimised. The lay-out of the website has changed a little bit, making the text more easily readable. I added many new photos to the Photos page, and the photos are displayed in a larger format in the photo albums. The discography of Arjen Anthony Lucassen has been completed with all songtexts and information about his albums and singles. This discography is completely up-to-date. The A. A. Lucassen page also contains music clips, which will make your visit a real pleasure! The Music page and Music list page have also been updated and now contain music too. To keep a good overview of my website, I created a Sitemap page that makes it easy to find the things you are searching for. During the next months I will continue translating my whole website into English. Of course I will notify you when this is all perfect and ready. In case you encounter any errors or mistakes, please inform me by using the Info & contact page. Enjoy your visit to my website!

February 2008.
25 February 2008





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It has been some time since I showed you new photos, but I think the time has come to show you some new ones. I took the following ones at the fantastic Release party of the new Ayreon album in the rock cafe 'Stairway to Heaven' in Utrecht. Check out the photos and read the accompanying story about the party on the Ayreon page. Even though I am busy with my studies at university, I am trying my very best to work on the Big Update of my website. I can already tell you that it will be very beautiful!

January 2008.
12 January 2008




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As you may already know, Ayreon's seventh album will be released on January 28th. Are you already curious about this new masterpiece, entitled '01011001'? Then visit Arjen Lucassen's website or read everything about the new album on my own 01011001 page. And I might probably meet you during the Release party of the new album, in the alternative rock cafe 'Stairway to Heaven' in Utrecht on January 27th!
I would like to wish you all a Happy 2008! Thank you all very much for visiting my website during the previous year. 2007 seriously broke all records! Of course I'm busy working on my website, translating pages into English for all my foreign visitors. My kind advice for 2008: be sure to get back here, as RobLigtenberg.tk doesn't sit still! The Big Update will make my website look fresh and make it quicker to load than ever before, so I hope it will offer you even more! In case you still have some comments or requests, please let me know via the Guestbook.

August 2007.
9 August 2007







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After getting my diploma for graduating from the Civil Engineering study, I went to France on holidays. Together with some family we stayed in a nice house in the French Alps. We had a nice time and I kept myself busy during those two weeks. You can read some long but very interesting stories on the Holiday 2007 page... We did some cool things, for example we saw the Tour the France, made nice trips through the mountains, 'climbed' Mont Blanc and visited Turin in Italy. Don't hesitate to check out the more than 120 photos I took. I shot way more photos but had to limit it for my website. Anyhow it was difficult to make a nice selection, as all photos turned out so well! As an extra, I added a few panorama views to this page. Enjoy!

May 2007.
12 May 2007



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I got an invitation from my uncle to go as a VIP to Circuit Park Zandvoort for the World Touring Car Championship on the Dutch national Liberation day (May 5th). I went there and had a wonderful day. Of course I took many photos. Read the story and view the photos on the WTCC page!
The British band Marillion was in our country in May. On this beautiful day in spring, they gave a free open air gig at the market square in Almelo. I was there and took a few photos! Take a look on the Marillion page to view them yourself.

April 2007.
20 April 2007


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As I did two years ago, I went this year again to the AutoRAI in Amsterdam. The international motor show was a nice event where you could see the newest car designs, concept models and lots of other interesting things. Take a look on the AutoRAI 2007 page for yourself.

February 2007.
16 February 2007





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I had an interesting experience with a friend of mine once on our way to some Stream of Passion shows. The shows got cancelled at the last minute because the UK officials in France prohibited the Mexican bandmembers to enter the United Kingdom for unclear reasons. Read about this drama on the official Stream of Passion website. Because we heard of this decision too late, we crossed the pond to the UK anyway. On the Boat trip page you can read more about this and can, of course, see some nice photos of the ferry.
After being to Stream of Passion's gig in Belgium, I still had two more gigs to go in the week ahead, one in Rijssen and one in Dordrecht. You can see my best photos of these gigs on the Stream of Passion page. This time the quality is pretty good, so I hope you like them as much as I do...

January 2007.
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Stream of Passion started a new European tour last week. After visiting Denmark and Finland, it was time for a gig in Belgium again. I was there and had a blast! Feel free to check out the photos I took during this gig on the Stream of Passion page. There are 4 more shows planned for the next 2 weeks (Rijssen, Dordrecht, Sheffield and London) all of which I hope to attend. Are you coming too?
I placed a German comic (Fire & Steel) featuring a guest appearance from Arjen Lucassen on the Fire & Steel page. I also added a few new things to my Blog (as part of my MySpace). Maybe you would like to read them as well...
This is the first update of 2007. First of all I want to wish you all the best for the coming year and thank you for visiting my website during the past year. I hope you will come back regularly to check out the new things. During the Christmas holidays I've been busy with renewing the photo pages. What I have added is mentioned in the list below.
The London 2000 page contains a nice story and a bunch of photos I took on a trip to the city. I went there for a week in September 2000 with some classes of highschool. The new photos on the General photos page are worth checking out. The Tauw page has a brief story about the internship that I did at the consulting and engineering company Tauw. The Ballast Nedam page contains photos and a story about my second internship at this construction company. The Stream of Passion page has photos and stories of the 6 gigs I attended. You can see photos of the Abraham in our garden for my dad's 50th birthday on the Dad 50 page. The Cessna flight page has photos and a short story about my father's first kilometers spent flying a plane. The W‚ldrock page contains a nice story about my first festival experience ever. It has photos of the shows of Stream of Passion, Kamelot and After Forever. The Holiday 2006 page contains a bunch of photos of our holiday to France. The final page I redesigned is the Mostly Autumn page with lovely photos of an intimate gig in Apeldoorn. Enjoy looking at the photos and reading all these new pages!
Don't hesitate to leave a message in the Guestbook on my website, or to take a look at my MySpace.

December 2006.
24 December 2006







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Finally another update! After more than 5 months of no activity it's gotta be time. I haven't been sitting still all this time though and soon there a fresh new look to all the photo pages. Mainly because of my graduation project I have had very little time to work on my website or make any updates, but now that it's Christmas holidays I have some time! Not long ago I went to a simply fantastic gig by Mostly Autumn. Be sure to take a look at the brilliant photos on the Mostly Autumn page. As I said, in the coming two weeks the photo pages will have a metamorphosis, so I want to ask you to be sure to come back soon... And with that, I want to wish you all a Merry Christmas and a healthy and happy 2007!

July 2006.
11 July 2006



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Stream of Passion's 2006 summer tour ended for me with gigs in Zaandam and Hardenberg. You can see a selection of my best photos of both gigs on the Stream of Passion page. There won't be much updates during my summer holiday. Of course I will be back with some interesting updates after my return! Have a great holiday, folks!
The W‚ldrock festival was my first festival ever. It was extremely hot, but the three bands I especially came for rocked the roof of the tent. The photos of the Stream of Passion gig can be viewed on the general Stream of Passion page. All photos from that day (Stream of Passion, Kamelot and After Forever), including a nice story, can be seen and read on the W‚ldrock page. After the shows by Kamelot and After Forever I met a few of the bandmembers from Stream of Passion and had a nice talk. In the end this was a fantastic day... Unforgettable! (Thanks Johan!)

June 2006.
25 June 2006





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Stream of Passion started their summer tour on June 22nd to promote their new live-material. I was present at their first gig (and soundcheck!) in the 'Paard van Troje' venue in Den Haag. You can see the photos on the Stream of Passion page. Also their first festival appearance is confirmed! The reaction has been very promising so far, so I hope they will rock the place at the W‚ldrock festival too. By invitation of Johan van Stratum, I will go to that festival. Kamelot and After Forever will be there as well, so I'm looking forward to that!

April 2006.
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The new single 'Out in the real world' by Stream of Passion has been in the stores for some weeks now. I placed some nice information and accurate lyrics on the Out in the real world page. I also have a really cool announcement to make: Stream of Passion will go on tour again this summer! Check the Concert diary for the exact dates and locations. The live album and live DVD of Stream of Passion's show at 'Lucky & Co' in Rijssen will also be released this summer. Visit the official website of Stream of Passion to check out the latest news.
The regular visitors of RobLigtenberg.tk had to wait some time for this feature, but finally I want to present to you my new Guestbook which is directly available via the Info & contact page. On top of that, I added a few more interesting links to the Info & contact page. And because of today's birthday of Arjen Lucassen, I put a nice new puzzle on the Games page.

February 2006.
25 February 2006




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Stream of Passion made their first tour through Europe and I went to some of the gigs! My first concert ever was the one in my hometown Rijssen at the 'Lucky & Co' venue. The next day I went to Belgium for their gig in Turnhout at the 'Biebob' venue. The Stream of Passion page contains photos of both gigs.
Arjen, Lori, Marcela, Davy, Johan, Alejandro and Diana... THANKS!

January 2006.
18 January 2006





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The first update of 2006 is done! There's currently not much to report, but I am very busy with some internal changes to my website. I have been busy during the past 6 months with a special Dutch discography for Arjen Lucassen. To show my appreciation of this great guy, I decided to give a special preview today (which is a very special day for me!). You can now take a look at all the albums of Ayreon and Stream of Passion on the A. A. Lucassen page. During the next months, I will add the other works of Arjen to this discography.

August 2005.
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All the pages at RobLigtenberg.tk are now available in the new style. If you encounter any problems or if you have any comments about this new update, please feel free to inform me via the Info & contact page. There are 102 new photos available! On the Zandvoort page you can see the photos I took at the beach. The Sail 2005 page contains many photos of this fantastic nautical event in our capital, Amsterdam.
All the pages with photo albums have been completely redesigned. Go quickly to the Photos page to check out these new pages. I placed some new photos on the Clouds / Sky page and the Snow page. I have already changed the Music list page to the new design.
There are new photos and a new story about my recent summer holiday in France on the Holiday 2005 page. You can see the cool experiences of six students with a camera on the Ikea movie shoot page. Today I also updated the Info & contact page, the Formula 1 page, the Games page and the Old updates page to the new style of RobLigtenberg.tk.

July 2005.
6 July 2005



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Take a look at the 79 new albums and singles (excl. links) on the Music page. The homepage is fully adapted with a better readable font. The other pages will follow soon too, so be sure to come back to see the result. On the Info & contact page you can find a html-code for a banner + link to promote my website if you would like to do so.

May 2005.
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There are 34 new albums (incl. links) added to the ever growing Music page. I recently started working on a full discography about Arjen Lucassen's work. Already looking for more information? Just check the official website of Arjen Lucassen. I added a couple interesting new links to the Info & contact page.
I added a new photo page about the national Liberation day of May 5th, 2005. Take a look on the Liberation day page for the photos and some of my comments. I also added some new photos to the General photos page.

April 2005.
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There are 21 new albums and singles (excl. links) added to the Music page. All covers are newly listed in alphabetical order. An internal reworking of the sourcecode of the pages should lead to quicker loading of the pages.
There are 28 new albums and singles (incl. links) added to the Music page. Because of more webspace (50 MB) I restored a few photo pages which I had to remove earlier on. View them all on the Photos page.

March 2005.
3 March 2005

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You can now find a complete report of my experiences at the Formula 1 race in France on the Formula 1 page.

February 2005.
24 February 2005


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The homepage has been edited so that the lay-out is clearer and so you can navigate easier. I added photos of our cross-country skiing in Winterberg on the Winterberg page. The new Games page contains a Tic-tac-toe game and a sliding puzzle of Ayreon.
I added a new effect (some sort of newslist) to the status bar of your internet browser.
I added photos of the AutoRAI motor show in Amsterdam to the AutoRAI 2005 page. There are also more links added to the album covers on the Music page.

January 2005.
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The internal improvement to all the pages is finished. There are more cover images of the albums and links added to the Music page.
There is a totally new lay-out to the website. The internal structure has been modified and some simple copy-protection features have been added.
New effects have been added. Notice the colour and shape of the links all over the website.
Photos have been added to the New Year's eve page.

December 2004.
30 December 2004
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There are new photos of fallen snow on the Snow page.
More links and album covers have been added to the Music page.
New cover images of music albums have been added to the Muziek page.
I've been to Den Haag where Prince Bernhard was placed on a bier so the people could visit Palace Noordeinde to bring their last greetings. On the Prince Bernhard page you can see some photos. After being there, I went to the beach at Scheveningen. You can see these photos on the Scheveningen page.
Today, I started my own website, RobLigtenberg.tk. Please read the Info & contact page for more information.