Big Techno Party for Grandpa Johan’s 85th Birthday

A techno party in honor of the eighty-fifth birthday of ‘house-grandpa Johan de Vries: it must be a world first. The honor is the Patronaat in Haarlem, where the anniversary is celebrated.

The now 84-year-old De Vries calls the initiative fantastic: “I absolutely love techno, so a party for my birthday is wonderful. I have invited many of my dance acquaintances.”

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De Vries became world famous after videos of him dancing at Edit Festival went viral. Since then he goes through life as the “house-grandpa” and visits almost all large festivals in the Netherlands for free, as VIP guest. He has been to many, including: Awakenings, Tomorrowland and Mysteryland.