A new tent for a troubadour!
Yes, she is there! My new tent. With support from friends and fans, and with doing little jobs I could buy now finaly the "Pimpelmees". It took a while to get it delivered but last week I could collect the tent.
I am very happy with it and feel safe and dry again.
As you know I travel across many countries in Europe as Troubadour with my small VW campervan in which I can sleep overnight.
But for longer and more comfortable stays during my tours in Scotland, Scandinavia and Germany I sleep in one of my two tents I own. Both tents are, after a use of over twenty years, leaking too much and have some damages that I can't sleep in them anymore without the risk of becoming wet or that will break down sooner or later.
The last two years were very tough for us musicians to earn money. Slowly the situation becomes more relaxed and as it seems now gigs are coming in now again. I have a tour planned in the summer to Sweden and Norway and for that I need to buy a new tent.
My plan and wish is to buy a tent that at least holds for ten years and therefor I want to buy a new De Waard “Pimpelmees” as you can see on the pictures.
The prices for a De Waard Pimpelmees is € 1.099 + some extra's it will cost around € 1.250,--.
It's a lightweight tent but very strong and wind resist made from cotton (220gr/m2) and strong materials. De Waard is a company that makes extra ordinary good tents that holds for many years and in almost all circumstances.
The tent will be available around May/June this year, so in time for my summer and autumn tours.
Of course I try to do all my best to earn money to buy this new piece of my tour equipment but your help would be very welcome. And therefor I started a fundraise New Tent for a Troubadour. Other ways to support are: organising a concert, buying cd's and let me do small jobs for which you probably would have hired some one else (I have handyman skills).
The link for the fundraise portal is: https://steunactie.nl/actions/view/new-tent-for-a-troubadour
If you want to contact me for a concert or a job then write me through my Contact Page.
Thanks for reading and for supporting.
Your troubadour, Stefan van de Sande.