“This Festival might be over, but we keep on going! Each and every one of you are taking a part of the Great Orchestra home with you,” Jurek Owsiak yelled from the stage as Piotr Bukartyk’s workshop participants sang the traditional Pol’and’Rock closing anthem, “W stylu chmur”.
YOU ARE THE GOOD IN THE WORLD
Love each other! And love those who are different, who don’t understand, who disagree. Don’t let negativity set in! Your positive energy is contagious.
Tend to the friendships you have built and strengthened here. Forgive. Overcome evil with your radiant smiles. And when it all seems hopeless, when you don’t know, what to do next, do what you do best—do good!
We have gotten a lot of thank-yous from all of you over the past few days. For the music, for the weather, for the feeling of safety in a crowd of hundreds of thousands.
But it is you who deserve the true gratitude. Thank you for another incredible lesson of tolerance, love, acceptance, and respect. For all the endorphins. For this new wealth of experiences we will be able to bring back with us into our own realities.
You stepped up to the plate. YOU are the organizers of this Festival, all 365 days of the year. You are our source of strength, our inspiration, our next goal, the rock, upon which we build this Festival. You are the definition of dreams coming true. Thank you for letting us reach for the stars!
TAKE POL’AND’ROCK HOME
Get home safely. Tell your friends about Kostrzyn, about Pol’and’Rock, about the joy, the excitement, the fun, the raw emotion. Do not forget about us and about what we built here together.
Promise us that you will come back. That you will help us change the world for the better. That you will continue to let us help you grow and that you will continue to help us.
IT’S NOT A FAREWELL, IT’S JUST A GOODBYE
We see the the big hugs you exchange with friends, old and new, a good few seconds longer than if they were a simple “see you tomorrow”. We see the final group photos you’re getting with the main stage. We see the tears in your eyes.
Remember: it’s not really the end. Pol’and’Rock will keep on playing next year, and the year after that, and the year after that. And you are all invited.
You’re family now.
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