Christmas party is behind us – awesome atmosphere and a Lundegaard band!
We do not have too many opportunities to meet everyone in the company and have off-work fun. So we all want to enjoy such opportunities to the fullest.
Christmas party is one of the events where we meet in large numbers and relax over a glass of a good drink. This year we chose once again the Tapas bar in the centre of Prague. A Spanish-speaking bartender struggled for a bit tapping the beer, but eventually his Czech colleague took over and quenched our thirst much swifter.
The party was kicked off by Petr Bartoň and Ondřej Fatka‘s short summary of 2017. No heavy business presentation, but a brisk and relaxed sequence of important and figuratively funny moments of the year. Soon after, we went back to the bar and the tasty refreshments.
The highlight of the evening was the band's performance with a distinctive name, "LUNDETICA", a band made up of Lundegaard’s employees. Six people agreed in November to rehearse a couple of songs and to play them at the party. The band was very responsible about it, and rehearsed each week for two months. Nobody from Lundegaard had an idea what the six amateur musicians would turn up with. The band put together a mixture of 15 pieces of different genres, for example, songs from Bon Jovi, The Clash, Midnight Oil, Alice Cooper, Czechoslovak hits from Chinaski, Lucie and Horkýže slíže. The boys wrapped it up with a song from Lunetic (which has nothing in common with Lundetica, though the name sounds similar), and Christmas Is All Around by Billy Mack.
People’s reactions were amazing; the dance and the stormy cheering made the band to perform even better, and all the musicians really enjoyed it. And, as Ondřej Fatka later commented, the whole party atmosphere, supported by the band performance, did a great justice to how Lundegaard functions - everything we do, we do with a huge amount of energy, and a piece ourselves.
The party was closed only by some in the early morning hours of the day after. When your work commitment is truly strong, you sometimes have to let some steam off. So it was a really good time. And, we are already looking forward to the next event together.
Video: short cut of the band performance
The atmosphere of the party captured Lenka Šulcová in her photos.