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Re: Wacken 2011

Posted: 20 Feb 2011 19:27
by Little Dragon
you can't. that's the trick. :P :mrgreen:

Re: Wacken 2011

Posted: 20 Mar 2011 23:33
by Draugwen
Will there be a forum camp again?

(Yes, I'm alive... :roll: )

Re: Wacken 2011

Posted: 06 May 2011 19:05
by Frozen within
Just what Wacken needs, a Polish speaking American gambling addicted spambot to make his appearence.

np : Keep of Kalessin - The Awakening

Re: Wacken 2011

Posted: 16 May 2011 10:13
by Gandalf de Grijze
so.. in the end.. who is coming then?

Re: Wacken 2011

Posted: 20 May 2011 23:01
by corrupted old gnom
1 - Simon

Re: Wacken 2011

Posted: 21 May 2011 01:41
by Gandalf de Grijze
1 - Simon
2 - Steven

Re: Wacken 2011

Posted: 21 May 2011 02:00
by Little Dragon
  1. Simon
  2. Steven
  3. Rieke
  4. Seb
  5. Michi

Re: Wacken 2011

Posted: 21 May 2011 12:23
by Gandalf de Grijze
  1. Simon
  2. Steven
  3. Rieke
  4. Seb
  5. Michi
  6. Jolanda (steven's ma)
  7. Jan (steven's stepdad)

Re: Wacken 2011

Posted: 08 Jun 2011 20:27
by corrupted old gnom
some kind of running order is put online

good to see that there's a highlight on each day
TH: BG
FR: JP
SA: Avantasia

unfortunately, Eläkeläiset is playing on Saturday...at a time I'd usually seek sleep - I don't wanna drive home tired and with a hangover...

Re: Wacken 2011

Posted: 08 Jun 2011 20:48
by Steffi
corrupted old gnom wrote:some kind of running order is put online
TH: BG
FR: Rhapsody
SA: Avantasia

Just perfect!

Re: Wacken 2011

Posted: 08 Jun 2011 21:34
by corrupted old gnom
you prefer Rhapsody over Judas Priest? what's wrong with you? ;)
it's going to be nice to see Rhapsody live again - I don't even remember when I saw'em the last time...must be about a decade ago...

Re: Wacken 2011

Posted: 08 Jun 2011 21:57
by Gandalf de Grijze
i do remember when i last saw rhapsody.. that was 2001.. not an experience i'd like to revisit ;)

Anyway, I have some concerns about BG's playing time, considering that the biggest whining voice in rock seems to be claiming the headliner spot on thursday. If BG plays only about an hour or an hour and 15 mins I might actually consider selling my ticket.. I donno yet.

Re: Wacken 2011

Posted: 08 Jun 2011 23:32
by corrupted old gnom
Ozzy most likely doesn't wann perform for 2h anyway
I expect BG and Ozzy to each play 90-105 minutes between 2000 and 2400

Re: Wacken 2011

Posted: 11 Jun 2011 11:32
by Frantic94
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Re: Wacken 2011

Posted: 17 Jun 2011 10:08
by Arwen Arianna
1. Simon
2. Steven
3. Rieke
4. Seb
5. Michi
6. Jolanda (steven's ma)
7. Jan (steven's stepdad)
8. Arwen Arianna
9. Eri (Arwen's mom)
10. Rando (Arwen's dad)


@Draug: well, I'm not exactly alive, but I'm still here :roll:

And Blind Guardian on the Black Stage? wtf? well, the entire running order looks incredibly strange, so I'll just wait and see. 3 years of absence and I feel like I have no clue anymore :P

Re: Wacken 2011

Posted: 26 Jun 2011 18:35
by rdyfrde
Gandalf de Grijze wrote:so.. in the end.. who is coming then?
I'll be there. It will be my 2nd time at Wacken (first time was in 2008) :)

Re: Wacken 2011

Posted: 27 Jun 2011 15:58
by Naurbereth
Ill be there ;D
How cold i miss BLIND GUARDIAN <3, Rhapsody of fire, Avantasia, Ensiferum, Crashdïet and Morgoth?
NEVER!

Re: Wacken 2011

Posted: 27 Jun 2011 21:38
by Avelar
It's really sad that Blind Guardian won't play 2h set at the TM stage. It was a bad surprise for me, a strange decision of organisers. Also Rhapsody Of Fire won't be at the main stage unfortunately. Anyway, I think the festival will be fantastic. The closer august the harder is waiting. 38 days left!

Re: Wacken 2011

Posted: 27 Jun 2011 23:25
by Gandalf de Grijze
i'm sad BG won't play the usual 2 hour set, but at least they don't play less than that wanker ozzy who is waaaay overrated.

Re: Wacken 2011

Posted: 28 Jun 2011 15:29
by Arwen Arianna
Avelar wrote:It's really sad that Blind Guardian won't play 2h set at the TM stage. It was a bad surprise for me, a strange decision of organisers. Also Rhapsody Of Fire won't be at the main stage unfortunately. Anyway, I think the festival will be fantastic. The closer august the harder is waiting. 38 days left!
+1 :(

Re: Wacken 2011

Posted: 28 Jun 2011 21:46
by rdyfrde
Avelar wrote:It's really sad that Blind Guardian won't play 2h set at the TM stage.
Do they normally play a 2 hour set? I'm asking because in 2008 they weren't playing it. The most I've seen out of an opener was 90 minutes. That's what Iron Maiden, Avantasia, and Nightwish got in 2008.

Re: Wacken 2011

Posted: 28 Jun 2011 21:55
by Gandalf de Grijze
in 2002 they played 2hours for sure... 2007 it was 90 mins (on the night to remember Saxon played 2 hours that year)

Re: Wacken 2011

Posted: 28 Jun 2011 22:13
by Avelar
Iron Maiden played 2 hours last year. I was hoping that Blind Guardian will be in their role this year, and Ozzy with Helloween in a role of Alice Cooper with Motley Crue - they played before Maiden. That would be quite logical for me.

Judas Priest got the enormous amount of time this year - 2 hours 15 minutes - I'm glad they will play so long.

Re: Wacken 2011

Posted: 08 Aug 2011 01:12
by corrupted old gnom
the xmas tickets for next year are already sold out - in less than an hour!
I couldn't even get our tix because there was just too much traffic on the page
btw, the tickets once more got more expensive: €150.-

Re: Wacken 2011

Posted: 08 Aug 2011 13:04
by Gandalf de Grijze
hmmm, Metalcamp will be about the same time next year, so I guess that festival just became even more attractive.

Re: Wacken 2011

Posted: 08 Aug 2011 13:07
by Gandalf de Grijze
Gotta admit though that this year I really felt that the general mood was waaaaay better than the last 2 years I attended ('07-'08) and eventhough there were 85000 people there, it didn't feel too crowded to me, it was always possible to reach a nice spot and there weren't too many crowdsurfers where I was standing. As a matter of fact, only during Priest I had to toss surfers away and even those were far less than I expected.

Re: Wacken 2011

Posted: 08 Aug 2011 22:37
by Avelar
Crowdsurfers and squash made me to leave a good place in front of the scene during Blind Guardian's show. It was impossible to enjoy the concert in these conditions. Unfortunately I wasn't able to find a fine spot thereafter, the crowd was too tight. It spoiled my impression about the concert. Anyway, it was a f*cking great festival. Hope to see BG soon again in more favorable conditions.

Re: Wacken 2011

Posted: 08 Aug 2011 23:24
by Steffi
Avelar wrote:Crowdsurfers and squash made me to leave a good place in front of the scene during Blind Guardian's show. It was impossible to enjoy the concert in these conditions. Unfortunately I wasn't able to find a fine spot thereafter, the crowd was too tight. It spoiled my impression about the concert. Anyway, it was a f*cking great festival. Hope to see BG soon again in more favorable conditions.
We managed to reach a spot in the second row which I had never thought possible and there I was surrounded by a bunch of real nice people, so I didn't mind being almost squeezed from all sides and I didn't mind the crowdsufers and being distracted from the concert - I just enjoyed every single minute!!! :D

The only incident that was somehow disturbing was during "wheel of time" when a really strange guy appeared and tried to get past us to the front. I don't think he was drunk, but he had an empty expression in his eyes, he wasn't cheering or singing, he was just moving his hands in a strange nervous way and at places where they shouldn't be... But all together we managed to keep him under control...

Re: Wacken 2011

Posted: 11 Aug 2011 13:02
by Sarah
So come on people, bring on the pictures !

Re: Wacken 2011

Posted: 14 Aug 2011 22:22
by Avelar
This is from where I watched BG's show
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Surrounded mostly by very passive people :( I'd better stay in front of the stage, even if I wouldn't see anything from there and was smashed by the crowd.

Re: Wacken 2011

Posted: 15 Aug 2011 00:13
by Steffi
This was my stage view :-)
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Re: Wacken 2011

Posted: 15 Aug 2011 21:29
by rdyfrde
Sarah wrote:So come on people, bring on the pictures !
Sadly my Blind Guardian pics blow :(

Though I do have some of Rhapsody & Van Canto in my flickr:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/31444560@N ... 408245462/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/31444560@N ... 288469697/

Re: Wacken 2011

Posted: 21 Aug 2011 22:33
by corrupted old gnom
we didn't even see the stage - we were right behind the big screen
but with a great bunch of people around us, it didn't matter - we enjoyed it big time \m/

Re: Wacken 2011

Posted: 22 Aug 2011 14:59
by Andreas
My first (and probably only) Wacken was good for me. But those crowdsurfers... one of them landed on my sister's neck, so I pulled the guy up by his arm, a bit too rough to be healthy. I feel sorry for it. A little bit.

At the Avantasia show we managed to send a few crowdsurfers back. It took me till the end of the festival to get used to them.

Re: Wacken 2011

Posted: 02 Oct 2011 23:26
by corrupted old gnom
just for the record:
we're going again next year - but that might be it