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Dong Open Air 2011 - § 328 II Nr. 3 StGB

Posted: 10 Nov 2010 22:52
by Colamann
Dear Metal people,

after waiting so patiently for the past two years, it's back: We are asking you to give us some musical input! As we previously announced, it was only a 2010 anniversary exception to not go through new applications, but instead to
pick out a best of Dong billing.

But here we are, asking anyone who'd like to spend the 15th and 16th of July 2011 rocking the Dong hill, to submit your band's audio material! It doesn't matter if you have a record deal or not, if you have played thousands of concerts or are just new to the stage, from Neukirchen-Vluyn or Madrid! As long as you submit at least three songs to give us a good impression what you're all about. Send us an oldschool CD, a myspace link or upload your mp3s (our favorite), give us a taste of what you have! Starting now and going until a couple of days before Christmas we'll have our sign up form on http://www.dongopenair.de at Backstage -> Band Applications.

Please keep in mind: We will only guarantee a reply to those who chose this online way of applying! So take it into your own hands and have influence who'll be rocking the DOA 2011! Sign up your own band or tell your favorite bands to do so. It's not rocket science!

We hope to hear from you!
Your Dong Team

Re: Dong Open Air 2011 - § 328 II Nr. 3 StGB

Posted: 13 Nov 2010 17:57
by End Of An Era
Done so :P

Can't wait for DOA 2011! :D

Re: Dong Open Air 2011 - § 328 II Nr. 3 StGB

Posted: 10 Dec 2010 23:53
by Colamann
Ho, ho, ho, dear Dongians!

Did the mulled wine already make your nose red and glowy? Even if that’s the case, please don’t forget that time is running out for bands to apply to play at the DOA 2011! The deadline is coming up fast, and to make things worse we’ll have to cut time even shorter. Just two days, though: You can still apply up till the 17th of December. That’s a deadline you’ll have to meet to make sure your application makes it in time.

If you have applied through the Myspace website, please send us another mp3 upload or send us your music via snail mail. Unfortunately Myspace has been incredibly unreliable which is why we don’t want to continue this. We apologize for this short term notice, but we want to make sure that we actually get to listen to all of you.



As previously announced the DOA of 2011 will take place at the 15th and 16th of July!

One last request, this time regarding our Dong Open Air book: We have a whole bunch of nice pictures here, but we don’t know who took them. To consider them for our book, we need to know who owns the copyright, and if the photographers are okay with us using them. We have published a couple of pictures online for you to see, so you can take a look and claim them. If one of the pictures is from you and you would like it to be published in the book (with your name mentioned of course), please send us the large version of the pictures via email to liehremann@walismus.de This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it to proof you took it.



Thanks and take care,

Your Dong Team

Re: Dong Open Air 2011 - § 328 II Nr. 3 StGB

Posted: 11 Dec 2010 22:36
by End Of An Era
And once again, done! :mrgreen:

Really looking forward to another kick-ass DOA! :D

Re: Dong Open Air 2011 - § 328 II Nr. 3 StGB

Posted: 12 Jan 2011 22:02
by Insanity
Why can't it be summer yet?!
I want summer, sunshine and a cold ass beer with you guys on the Dong hill!

Re: Dong Open Air 2011 - § 328 II Nr. 3 StGB

Posted: 28 Feb 2011 17:11
by Colamann
Iced Earth to play the Dong Open Air

Having presented you with our third band package to introduce Hatesphere as Overkill’s support, we now proudly present – SHAZAM! – Iced Earth as our second headliner at the Dong Open Air of 2011! This makes it twenty bands on whom you can find information on our website http://www.dongopenair.de including the festival’s running order.
But that’s not all! We are soon going to give you the date at which we’ll start the ticket sale and are also going to blast you with news that is most likely going to make your heart skip a beat!

Stay tuned, we’ll be in touch!
Your Dong team

Re: Dong Open Air 2011 - § 328 II Nr. 3 StGB

Posted: 28 Feb 2011 17:26
by t.a.j.
Come on, Iced Earth will turn that tent into a pressure cooker.

Re: Dong Open Air 2011 - § 328 II Nr. 3 StGB

Posted: 28 Feb 2011 17:48
by Insanity
When I found out they're going to play, I giggled like an 8-year-old the night before her birthday. :D
Good times!
I cannot wait for the summer!

Re: Dong Open Air 2011 - § 328 II Nr. 3 StGB

Posted: 28 Feb 2011 20:58
by Little Dragon
now it becomes even harder to get a ticket. seems like a good time for the infamous plan b) 8)

Re: Dong Open Air 2011 - § 328 II Nr. 3 StGB

Posted: 28 Feb 2011 22:32
by Insanity
Little Dragon wrote:now it becomes even harder to get a ticket. seems like a good time for the infamous plan b) 8)
Can it really get any harder than last year? ;) I mean, selling out in 30 minutes makes it quite hard to get a ticket. :)

Re: Dong Open Air 2011 - § 328 II Nr. 3 StGB

Posted: 28 Feb 2011 23:26
by End Of An Era
Insanity wrote:When I found out they're going to play, I giggled like an 8-year-old the night before her birthday. :D
Good times!
I cannot wait for the summer!
+1 :D
Little Dragon wrote:now it becomes even harder to get a ticket. seems like a good time for the infamous plan b) 8)
yip yip yip 8)

Re: Dong Open Air 2011 - § 328 II Nr. 3 StGB

Posted: 01 Mar 2011 18:40
by Sentinel
Insanity wrote:
Little Dragon wrote:now it becomes even harder to get a ticket. seems like a good time for the infamous plan b) 8)
Can it really get any harder than last year? ;) I mean, selling out in 30 minutes makes it quite hard to get a ticket. :)
With IE added to the billing, I guess DOA sells out in less than 20 minutes, which actually makes it harder. ;)

Re: Dong Open Air 2011 - § 328 II Nr. 3 StGB

Posted: 02 Mar 2011 19:37
by Colamann
Not to forget the fact that hopefully our new server will not collapse under the onslaught this time. I made some simulations, and it can take roughly 4 times the load of our old webspace.

I wish all of you good luck :)

Re: Dong Open Air 2011 - § 328 II Nr. 3 StGB

Posted: 02 Mar 2011 19:49
by End Of An Era
damn.. :o

Good thing though you're not making some sort of auction :P

Re: Dong Open Air 2011 - § 328 II Nr. 3 StGB

Posted: 08 Mar 2011 11:49
by Insanity
Since Colamann is probably still busy with Carnival or websites or that sort of thing, I'm going to post the news:


Hello hard rocking metal heads!

Lead by the fantastic Iced Earth (who will be playing their last shows with Matt Barlow at the mic this summer!), Overkill, Hatesphere and Hackneyed, we have brought you the so far most international Dong billing ever: 20 bands from nine nations! After these two weeks of announcements, we would like to continue this good tradition. But before we announce the date of our ticket sale for 2001 we first have another little extra for you.

Many of you “complained” about how the Dong Open Air never lasts long enough. That’s about to change. This summer we’ll have three days of Dong’n’Roll! On Thursday night, the 14th of July, we are already going to give you five bands, starting out with Evile, the thrashers from the UK! Learn more about the bands Crosshead, Shraphead, Bloodwork and Motorjesus on our website, and take a look at the running order. You’ll still find a couple of question marks there as we are currently working very hard on getting a fine after show program (which we’ll of course tell you about soon)!

Also, we are going to present you with a new stage tent in 2011. Bigger and better it is, and we’ll definitely take advantage of this and give you bigger and better sound and quite some light apocalypses!

We know you are already itching for this info, so here it is: We are going to start our ticket sale on http://www.dongopenair.de on Sunday, the 20th of March 2011 at 12 noon! If you already know you want to come, be quick! Last year we sold all tickets within 30 minutes! So make up your mind. You can only order 9 tickets per order. We have amped up our server infrastructure to make sure the sale goes about smoothly. The tickets for the 2011 program, which is not only the most international with the most renowned artists, but also the longest, are only 39,90€ incl. VAT, parking and camping. And don’t you worry: We will still sell our top brand beer for 1,50€ per half liter when we worry about:

“Dong Open Air 2011 - § 328 II Nr. 3 STGB”

Re: Dong Open Air 2011 - § 328 II Nr. 3 StGB

Posted: 20 Mar 2011 11:47
by End Of An Era
just little over an hour left to go.... Everybody registered, checked and ready?

Re: Dong Open Air 2011 - § 328 II Nr. 3 StGB

Posted: 20 Mar 2011 12:56
by End Of An Era
hmm.. the site is having some trouble..

Re: Dong Open Air 2011 - § 328 II Nr. 3 StGB

Posted: 20 Mar 2011 13:04
by End Of An Era
Ladies and gentleman, i've got them! 8)

Re: Dong Open Air 2011 - § 328 II Nr. 3 StGB

Posted: 20 Mar 2011 13:05
by Skrymir
Damn, I'm trying all the time, but no server response... can't believe it...

Re: Dong Open Air 2011 - § 328 II Nr. 3 StGB

Posted: 20 Mar 2011 13:07
by faery
Tex got them for us!

Re: Dong Open Air 2011 - § 328 II Nr. 3 StGB

Posted: 20 Mar 2011 13:10
by Skrymir
FINALLY... :D

Re: Dong Open Air 2011 - § 328 II Nr. 3 StGB

Posted: 20 Mar 2011 13:17
by Skrymir
*spam* Do you already have the E-Mail of your order? I don't get it. The Mail I mean.

Re: Dong Open Air 2011 - § 328 II Nr. 3 StGB

Posted: 20 Mar 2011 13:19
by End Of An Era
i got tickets to spare, can't tell how much, but probably 2 :)

Re: Dong Open Air 2011 - § 328 II Nr. 3 StGB

Posted: 20 Mar 2011 13:24
by Skrymir
I guess I could need them, if the E-mail doesn't come.^^

Re: Dong Open Air 2011 - § 328 II Nr. 3 StGB

Posted: 20 Mar 2011 13:35
by Saurius
got em as well 8)

Re: Dong Open Air 2011 - § 328 II Nr. 3 StGB

Posted: 20 Mar 2011 14:51
by No‘am
End Of An Era wrote:i got tickets to spare, can't tell how much, but probably 2 :)
I'd like to ask you to save me one unless there's someone who's coming for sure that needs it. I don't know yet if I can come or not

Re: Dong Open Air 2011 - § 328 II Nr. 3 StGB

Posted: 20 Mar 2011 15:26
by End Of An Era
when will you be able to give a definitive answer? if it's right before DOA, it's going to be tough dealing with the situation, if you know in before the end of april, it's going to be easier :)

Re: Dong Open Air 2011 - § 328 II Nr. 3 StGB

Posted: 20 Mar 2011 15:59
by No‘am
I think I'll know by the end of April. It won't be right before Dong since I need to buy a flight ticket some time in advance :)

Re: Dong Open Air 2011 - § 328 II Nr. 3 StGB

Posted: 20 Mar 2011 21:10
by End Of An Era
in that case, i don't think it will be a problem :)

Re: Dong Open Air 2011 - § 328 II Nr. 3 StGB

Posted: 20 Mar 2011 23:01
by Skrymir
I got my E-mail, it worked! :D

Re: Dong Open Air 2011 - § 328 II Nr. 3 StGB

Posted: 11 Jul 2011 18:04
by Insanity
Just a few more daaaays!!

Re: Dong Open Air 2011 - § 328 II Nr. 3 StGB

Posted: 11 Jul 2011 21:55
by End Of An Era
whooohooo!!!! :D :D :D :D

Re: Dong Open Air 2011 - § 328 II Nr. 3 StGB

Posted: 17 Jul 2011 21:56
by End Of An Era
That was another great party!! only downside was the wind/weather, but it was bearable. Just had some more tent-activities than expected/planned :p

Re: Dong Open Air 2011 - § 328 II Nr. 3 StGB

Posted: 18 Jul 2011 21:20
by Andreas
Lucky you... you saw Orden Ogan :|

Re: Dong Open Air 2011 - § 328 II Nr. 3 StGB

Posted: 18 Jul 2011 21:29
by Dentarthurdent
well, they'll play anywhere where they can find a power plug... Even I saw them, and I never even wanted to. I absolutely fail to see why they should be heirs of Guardian or Running Wild.

Re: Dong Open Air 2011 - § 328 II Nr. 3 StGB

Posted: 18 Jul 2011 22:21
by Andreas
Me too, they're too different from BG and I only know one album of Running Wild :|

But other than that, they're one of my favourite bands. So I don't mind seeing them Saturday :)

Re: Dong Open Air 2011 - § 328 II Nr. 3 StGB

Posted: 18 Jul 2011 23:35
by Little Dragon
Andreas wrote:Lucky you... you saw Orden Ogan :|
I was there aswell and i still don't care that i did not see them. :P
End Of An Era wrote:That was another great party!! only downside was the wind/weather, but it was bearable. Just had some more tent-activities than expected/planned :p
indeed a great party, but next time a little bit more "good morning sunshine!", please ;)
so, how many times did you get wed in the end? :lol:

Re: Dong Open Air 2011 - § 328 II Nr. 3 StGB

Posted: 19 Jul 2011 09:21
by Andreas
Little Dragon wrote:
Andreas wrote:Lucky you... you saw Orden Ogan :|
I was there aswell and i still don't care that i did not see them. :P
You will care, either in this life or in the afterlife

Re: Dong Open Air 2011 - § 328 II Nr. 3 StGB

Posted: 19 Jul 2011 20:20
by Little Dragon
nope. you're wrong.

Re: Dong Open Air 2011 - § 328 II Nr. 3 StGB

Posted: 19 Jul 2011 21:46
by End Of An Era
Little Dragon wrote:
End Of An Era wrote:That was another great party!! only downside was the wind/weather, but it was bearable. Just had some more tent-activities than expected/planned :p
indeed a great party, but next time a little bit more "good morning sunshine!", please ;)
so, how many times did you get wed in the end? :lol:
Twice :lol:

Re: Dong Open Air 2011 - § 328 II Nr. 3 StGB

Posted: 19 Jul 2011 23:49
by Little Dragon
then i met both your wifes! :mrgreen:

Re: Dong Open Air 2011 - § 328 II Nr. 3 StGB

Posted: 19 Jul 2011 23:54
by Andreas
Little Dragon wrote:nope. you're wrong.
If there's one thing I've learned the last couple of years, it's "never say never" ;)

Re: Dong Open Air 2011 - § 328 II Nr. 3 StGB

Posted: 20 Jul 2011 00:11
by Little Dragon
and i learned, that i am not interested in such bands like them anymore. except for some old classics. but i could check if i know someone from that band, wouldn't be the first time, but i doubt. so: meh, don't care.

Re: Dong Open Air 2011 - § 328 II Nr. 3 StGB

Posted: 21 Jul 2011 13:05
by Andreas
Little Dragon wrote:bands like them
OK now seriously: you know any bands like Orden Ogan? I mean, really close to their current sound? I might just dig those bands.

Re: Dong Open Air 2011 - § 328 II Nr. 3 StGB

Posted: 03 Oct 2011 16:14
by Colamann
2012 date for the DOA and start of applications

Hey guys,


Let’s get started with the most important news: The 2012 Dong Open Air will take place from July 12th until July 14th. Yep, that’s right! Since so many of you showed up to party hard at this year’s festival Thursday, we decided to continue this in 2012.

Now on to further exciting news: Today, October 1st, our application phase for the 2012 DOA program officially starts. The same procedure as every year: We don’t care about your record deals, number of releases or where you’re from. The important part is your demo which we’d like you to upload through our application form on http://www.dongopenair.de. You may only apply through this application form. Because of the large number of applications we receive each year, we’ll have to ignore anything sent via mail or Myspace.

Please note that the deadline for applications is November 30th. So get your act together and send us your music. If you don’t play in a band but would really like a certain band to play, tell them about our application system (if you do play in a band and would like another band to play at the DOA, this goes for you as well, of course. ;))



On to more entertainment: If you would like to know how hard we partied in earlier years or who rocked our stage in the past, check out the illustrated book about the D.O.A.: “Verhältnismäßig geil – 10 Jahre Dong Open Air”. We listed every band that played and you can take a look at them! There are a few copies left in our online shop!



Be heard in terms of what you liked and what we need to improve: Take a look at our DOA 2011 feedback form online and let us know how to make this party even better!



We are looking forward to hear from you!

Your Dong Team

Re: Dong Open Air 2011 - § 328 II Nr. 3 StGB

Posted: 05 Oct 2011 00:33
by Saurius
yo colamann

all nice with the email for band application, but it would be nice if i dont run out of characters on the website so i can actually log in :wink:

thanks

Re: Dong Open Air 2011 - § 328 II Nr. 3 StGB

Posted: 25 Feb 2012 12:52
by End Of An Era
yeah, i'll be ready for ticket-buying tomorrow!! :D

Re: Dong Open Air 2011 - § 328 II Nr. 3 StGB

Posted: 26 Feb 2012 13:38
by End Of An Era
tickets DOA 2012 are in! :D see you all this summer :)

Re: Dong Open Air 2011 - § 328 II Nr. 3 StGB

Posted: 26 Feb 2012 13:50
by Saurius
aaaw yeah 8)

Re: Dong Open Air 2011 - § 328 II Nr. 3 StGB

Posted: 03 Mar 2012 22:06
by Insanity
End Of An Era wrote:tickets DOA 2012 are in! :D see you all this summer :)
Yay! See you guys on the hill!