Wacken thoughts

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Wacken thoughts

#1 Post by the last candle » 02 Aug 2015 23:26

Hey,
after Blind Gaurdian confimed the Wacken Open Air Festival 2016 I just wanted to ask what your opinions on this Festival are. I know that many people say that it´s kind of "mainstream" and that´s more about the money then the music nowadays...
But I personally want to get tickets for next year (Blind Guardian is a reason, yes but not the only one) because for me it´s something I definitely wanted to do im my life, so why not now?
Also I live in Germany so I´m not that far away...
I know that the tickets are very expensive but I hope it will be worth the money (If I get them).

Have you any expirience with Wacken? If so, would you recommend it or not? And is there any advice for Wacken-Virgins like me?

Thanks for your answers and have a great day!!
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Re: Wacken thoughts

#2 Post by Max » 03 Aug 2015 10:23

Hi,

since the tickets are often sold out on the first day within hours -> You should not wait too long.
My colleague was there (this weekend) and he already bought the tickets for next year (as always ;-) ).
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#3 Post by Gandalf de Grijze » 03 Aug 2015 10:49

I personally don't go anymore because it is too big, too crowded. But it definitely is a huge experience. Despite the huge amount of people, I've always had a great time at wacken. So I'd say go for it!
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#4 Post by Blackened » 03 Aug 2015 10:58

I just came back from Wacken yesterday and I love this festival.

There is a lot of criticism which I can understand but for me I'm having the time of my life every year 'cause there are tons of bands to see & discover.

There are always special shows like Savatage this year (epic!!).

Bought my ticket for next year last night and can't wait for it.
When the Blind Guardian logo appeared on the video walls on Saturday to introduce the first bands for '16 the crowd went nuts. Along with Unisonic & Orden Ogan I'm already more than happy.

I guess it will be sold out any minute...

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#5 Post by the last candle » 03 Aug 2015 16:57

Thanks for all your replies!!

I brought the tickets this morning but thanks for your advice.
I think, there are some pretty cool bands already annoucend for next year and I hope that there will be more to come...
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#6 Post by Freak666 » 05 Aug 2015 22:32

I last visited Wacken in 2011 when BG was there. It was my 3rd time in Wacken.
After that I never felt like going there again. I can't really tell why.
It is expensive as hell, it is exhausting and you have always this "I have missed something" feeling just because it's soooo big.

I now prefer watching bands like BG in regular venues when they are touring. It is much more enjoyable for me. But maybe I'm too old now (31 years). When I was younger, I thought different as well. ;)


One advice: Save money! :D

- Ticket: 190€
- fuel (from Berlin and back): around 200€
- eating/drinking: 100-150€
- Merch: at least 100€

All together 600€ - 700€ for a 3 day festival.
Nowadays I would prefer buying a new smartphone which lasts 3 years. ;) But as I told before - I'm old.

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#7 Post by the last candle » 06 Aug 2015 11:00

@ Freak666: I´m afraid of that feeling already but I´m young so what ;)
And I agree that it has a special feeling to visit the more "intimate" concerts but singing the Bard´s song or Valhalla with 75000 other people sure is very epic too!

Thanks for that adice! I´ve heard already that the food is very expensive but it´s nothing wrong with canned food on a festival, right ;)
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#8 Post by Gandalf de Grijze » 06 Aug 2015 21:51

In all honesty I've always found the food and drinks quite decently priced at wacken, especially compared to festivals here in Holland... Of course it is always cheaper to bring your own, but as far as festivals go the food prices at wacken aren't that bad imo.
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