The Polka Party 2009 was enjoyed by everybody - public and musicians. No one could
believe the enthusiasm of the Dutch fans.
Every artists was received a warm welcome and crowd went wild for the music.
The audians ranged from young to old with most being in there 20s or 30s. But let’s
not forget that some of Holland’s oldest and most trusted fans also enjoyed the shows.
The artists were amazed and thrilled with the reaction of the crowds to there music.
It was said that it was a long time since people come just for the music.
Every artist hopes that the Dutch fans want them to come!
Back as almost everyone of them left Holland with a tear in there eyes.
Walter & Irene, Alex, Eddie, Frank, Ed, Brian, Ron, Ron, Linda, Kim, Phil, Eric like
to thank everyone!
Jelse Vos and John Hasper.
Left to right:
I would personally like to thank everyone involved with the Netherlands Polka Party
2009 for helping to make our trip a resounding success. The Dutch people have a love
for this music that is remarkable, and their support and enthusiasm for our style
of polkas are unmatched anywhere else in the World. The hospitality of your fans
help to remind me of why we continue to perform as musicians, as it has more to do
with the friendships we make than anything else. I hope to return again one day soon,
and I appreciate all the efforts made by the people of the Netherlands to keep this
music going. Polka music is a common bond that many of us share, and it shows that
no matter where you are from, we can all have something in common, together.
This trip was great, Met a lot of great people and “Audience, you were great” Looking
forward to the next trip. Jelse and Marietje, John and Jeanne, Andre, Herman, and
everybody else I thank you for an amazing trip. I will never forget it…. Thank
Where to begin… This week in the Netherlands has been the experience of a lifetime.
YOU PEOPLE ROCK!! Or should I say POLKA!!! Thank you for the opportunity to play
for you what we feel in our hearts. The fans were great and there are not enough
words to describe our wonderful hosts! Keep it going, keep it alive. POLKA – LOVE
IT, LIVE IT!
This was my first trip to the Netherlands and what a super week it was! It was a
pleasure to perform for some of the biggest fans of polka music I’ve ever seen. And
what a treat for me to see so much interest in button box music! Maybe one day in
the future the Netherlands will have their own button box group Thank you and we
love you polka fans in the Netherlands!
Thank you very very much for all. For me was a honour to be a part of your festival!
Best wishes to John and Jelse.
Our trip to Holland was the best one that I can remember. It is a great honor to
have people get excited about what we do, and I hope this trip happens many times
over and over again in the near future. It was so amazing that everyone knew the
words to "La Ronda on my Honda," considering the fact that I have not performed the
song on stage in over 20 years. I would like to thank everyone in the Netherlands
for coming to see us and I hope that we get the chance to do it again.
Uncle Walter (Thank you my family)
What a wonderful experience it has been playing polka music for the people in Holland.
This has been a very happy time, a time I will not forget. From my heart I say:
Hello to everyone! Had a great time…..hope everyone liked the music…we love to play
it!......beautiful country!……….beautiful people!.......Look forward to coming back
soon……thank you Kimberly for the fries Friday you know who you are!
This has been a great experience for us this week, the people are wonderfull, the
crew for support and promotion are great. Thank you for everything, and hopefully
we will see you next year!
I had a wonderful time! We were treated very well, and it was great to meet so many
polka fans! I wish all of you could come to Cleveland to visit us. I was very impressed
with the wide range of ages that came to our shows and the enthusiasm we found from
all of our fans. They truly love polka music with a passion! It was a pleasure to
work with all of the talented entertainers in our group. Each one brought their special
talents for everyone to enjoy. Also, you will not find a better website for polkas
than this one! Thank you all,
I like to thank everyone. Keep the polka music alive.
Hello to everyone. I had a wonderful time. Please keep this music going.
I would like to thank John & Jelse for a very nice trip. I had a great time! I did
not know what to exept at the shows, but I was pleasently suprised to see all of
the people that were of my age. I AM USED TO BEING THE ONLY YOUNG ONE!