Since you know from this post, the posts of the current and the next few days are written beforehand. Today, I am recapping and rewriting an article I posted on Medium. As you might have guessed, it is about the heavy metal festival I am currently at.
Wait, what are you talking about? What is “Wacken”?
Well, Wacken is, if I remember correctly, is the largest Heavy-Metal-Festival in Europe (maybe in the world?). Almost every Band in this genre is/was there. All ages, all ethnic groups and me and my best friend in the middle.
What are you doing there? Mainly listening to music and meeting people from all around the globe and of course drink lot’s of alcoholic drinks (not everyone!).
In the upcoming paragraphs, I want to give some insight into how it is to be there.
The whole trip started on a hot Sunday evening with a VW-T4 full of stuff and two rested people. We had about 1200 Kilometers to drive with a maximum speed of about 100 Kilometers per Hour. So, sticking to the numbers, it should have been only a 12-hour ride. Well, I don’t think I’ll have to explain that it took longer. :)
Sidenote: Christoph, the best friend I mentioned, had a serious ankle injury two weeks before we started.
So we took off to the north with lot’s of anticipation, as both of us weren’t there before. The best thing about the drive was that the whole time it had about 40 degrees C inside the Bus. Perfect for two, not so lightweight, guys.
After hours of driving, we arrived in Hamburg where we collected some dry-ice to cool our drinks. Now we were only about 2 hours away from Wacken. You can’t imagine the feeling after 18 hours of driving and arriving in one piece.
There was only one downside. It was mid-day and the sun was ruthlessly burning down on our heads. We needed to get the tent up as fast as possible and we did. :)
Cliffhanger: Follow us to the campground in tomorrows post! :)