Something pretty cool took place in Oostende, Belgium, last Wednesday. Under the slogan ‘Sleep under the stars’, Eastpak invited a very limited number of people to spend one night on the beach in a unique setting.
The special event refers to the record sleeve of Pink Floyd’s 1987 album ‘A Momentary Lapse of Reason’. Created by Storm Thorgerson, the cover shows 800 hospital beds, placed on Saunton Sands in Devon, United Kingdom. This week’s event, 25 years later, didn’t get that impressive with ‘only’ 150 beds, but the concept is still great and the atmosphere seemed to be nice too.
The beach sleep party was related to an exhibition about the work of Storm Thorgerson at Oostende’s Fort Napoleon. The exhibition shows over eighty of his most iconic images. According to some participants, Thorgerson himself attended Eastpak’s event. The people of Rotterdam-based Bende were responsible for the design of the setting.
Check out this photo set on Facebook for more photos of the event.