Now that the sun is high, days are long and sensible people are getting their feet wet at the Sloterplas, there’s a ton of practice going on at Helicopter. It takes more than tropical temperatures to keep our Rotorrockers grounded. That’s a good thing, so if you’re one of those die hards; props! A little sweat never short-circuited anything. Some updates: We have a bunch of new snacks and drinks in our fridges and kitchens, like spicy Tex-Mex Burritos and refreshing Orangina (with pulp!) and Apple Bandit cider. We will soon be getting new subwoofers for Room 1, giving us much more room on the dance floor during Launchpad and other performances. And in not too long, hopefully before the end of the month, we will have the opening of our second stage! The Cafeteria will be transformed into a cozy cafe that will host smaller acts and acoustic sessions. Launchpad will continue in September with three home-grown bands a night, but keep an eye on our website and socials for jam sessions, open mics at the Helicopter and performances by all our Heli friends throughout the city.