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Wacken reviews?

Discussion in 'ProgPower USA' started by Harvester, Aug 7, 2009.

  1. Dmanx Pit

    Dmanx Pit Jester of Tranquillity

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    Oh they do have the ditches, it's just a matter of camping nowhere near them, which is easy if you show up on Wednesday instead of Thursday. We were fairly close to one of those in 2008 but definitely had no problems. Most people just find a bush to pee in instead.
     
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    Yeah make sure you don't tent camp next to any bushes or by the big ditch. Camping isnt too bad but you are cramped in really good and I like to get a little sleep at night and that doesnt happen at Wacken. Next year I am bringing heavy duty boots. They do have showers and pay toliets if you don't like the port a johns. Buy a shower/shitter card its cheaper.
     
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    The 2 times I've done Wacken, I used a travel company out of England that buses you to and from a hotel in Hamburg.
     
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    What is the travel company...and how does the bus thing work?
    BTW I live in Cleveland...where are you at?
     
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    The company I used was Argon Travel out of England. www.argon-direct.com
    I had very good luck with them, used them twice, and they took good care of everyone.
    The way it worked was, I flew into Hamburg, took the train/subway to the Reeperbahn, and met the group there. Got on the bus in the morning, and back on the bus at night. Pretty easy. The hotel was pretty decent, no AC though - but did have a free breakfast. If you do it, make sure you try and get a room that is not on the street. It is the red light district and gets pretty loud at night, and since there isn't any AC, the windows are open.

    By the way, I'm in the Columbus area.
     
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    Hamburg is just so far away from Wacken. I took a taxi back and it took 45 to 50 minutes and that is going like 90 mpr
     
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    Thanks for the info...I have gone twice once in 2000 and 2008. Both times I have stayed at hotels between Hamburg and the festival and ridden in with some German guys...I never heard of a bus that would do that...and it sounds very interesting and in case I go back and don't have the luxury of riding with German guys maybe I will look at this option. What time does the bus pick you up and take you back?
     
  8. DemonOfTheWoods

    DemonOfTheWoods Your option out of here

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    Who is the one band announced for 2010?

    In Extremo is an amazing band, regardless of what anyone says. Its Minstrel Metal! That thing written about them makes them seem kinda silly & hoaky, but its no different from Eluvitie having a hurdy-gurdy player and an old, balding man playing flute & screaming.

    Check out In Extremo. of all the metal bands to incorporate odd instruments in their music, they are the best.
     
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    Anytime - glad I could help.

    As far as pick up and drop off - I honestly don't remember. There are usually 2 buses - an early and a later one. The early one will get you there right about the time the first band goes on. As for leaving, it's right around when the festival ends - I think. I was usually on the first bus out (I was tired!) :p
     
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    Immortal and Corvus Corax are the bands confirmed so far.
     
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    Stingray11214 OSA Triumvir

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    IMMORTAL!!! :kickass::kickass::kickass:
     
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    Pellaz Tigron of Immanion

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    Wow. :kickass:
     
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    Wandrail I'm your Huckleberry

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    :headbang: Some good ones...





     
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    Wandrail I'm your Huckleberry

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    CORVUS CORAX!!! :kickass::kickass::kickass:

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    OrbWeaver BECAUSE FALCONER

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    DrkLrdViper666 Frontman/Vocalist/Singer

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    OMFG NO!!! Say it ain't so?! Please don't even tell me one of the best
    ever Power Metal bands from germany, Running Wild, broke up so Rolf
    COULD DO THIS SPOOGE?!!! BRING BACK RUNNING WILD!!! That shit SUCKS!!!!:ill:
     
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    Spiderpact West Bench White Trash

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    Sad news isn't it?

    I never got to see em'... :cry:
     
  18. DrkLrdViper666

    DrkLrdViper666 Frontman/Vocalist/Singer

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    Yes! Very sad! *Very Sad & Pathetic! A Rather shallow attempt at making music!* (in Stewie Griffin voice)
    Oh & me too! I never EVER got to see them live either! Been a big fan way back in the day when I first heard "Gates To Purgatory"!!! I'll just say this, I'm very open minded about a lot of Metal & music , in general, to a certain extent, but this TRULY SUCKS DONKEY BALLS compared to classic Running Wild, or ANYTHING by Running Wild!!!:mad: Rolf WTF:OMG:
     

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