I think it was way cool how they hung out with the fans all weekend. I first saw Oscar and Pontus at the bar during the kick off. Oscar was even up front headbanging and singing along to Accept. The next day I saw the whole band hanging out in the Vinyl. All were very gratious about signing stuff and posing for photos. I know I talked with Pontus for a long time and he even bought me a drink for my Birthday. He actually remembered me from a few months back when they played Dallas. I've been coming to this fest since PPIV and I know it's not unusual for the bands to hang out with us, but this was the most accessible headliner to date that I can remember. They really embraced the spirit of the fest. Also, after a long 4 days with not much sleep, I was pretty much out of gas after Tarot. HammerFall came out and kicked ass like a true headliner to the point that by the time they finished, I was all hyped up and re-energized! That's how you end a fest! I'm thinking someone in the band was listening to fans requests as their second song was the one most requested on the forum, "The Dragon Lies Bleeding."