Wacken security

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  1. old1eye

    old1eye Newbie

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    Hi, all
    I'm going to Wacken for the first time this year, and there are a few things I'd like to know.
    Firstly, are there any issues with thievery, things being stolen from tents, etc? If so, is there anywhere I can leave anything valuable?
    Secondly, I might need to camp on my own. Will this be safe? At festivals like Glastonbury, tents were cut through to get wallets and valuables. Given the likely quantities of drunken metalheads, I'm a bit concerned about this.
    Lastly, is there anything I should really, really know?
    Thanks.
     
  2. Lady_Wolf

    Lady_Wolf W:O:A Metalmaster

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    Leave really valuable stuff at home!
    Of course stuff gets stolen, that probably happens at every festival.
    I have never heard of tent getting cut through or something similar at Wacken. If you are worried, best thing is to keep your valuables close to you. It looks really oldfashion but stuff like hipbags are close to your body and can be put underneath your shirt.

    And if you want to bring valuable stuff coz otherwise the way home will be so boring, there are lockers available, but best thing is to reserve those. I think they will be filled quite fast.
    You can find info on that on the main page
     
  3. Sam Przyborowski

    Sam Przyborowski W:O:A Metalhead

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    At a Metal festiavl things like that are a hell of a lot less rife than somewhere like Glastonbury. I'm sure things do get stolen but I've never heard anybody being unfortunate enough to have this done to them. Just be sensible with your belonging and what you take.
     
  4. Sønderborger

    Sønderborger Newbie

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    well personally speaking i didn't have any problems with the security last year, everything was fine or i was just lucky i cant tell for sure :)
     
  5. Kate McGee

    Kate McGee W:O:A Metalgod

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    This year there were the first cases of theft by cutting through tents...at other German festivals. Never heard of anything like that in Wacken before, actually Wacken has always been very "peaceful" regarding crime - of course some things got stolen but not that way. But I bet this phenomenon will happen in Wacken as well in the future. So if you want to be sure, rent one of the lockers if you can't store things inside your car. Be careful with important things you have to bring, such as your passports, tickets or money.
     
  6. cyber999

    cyber999 W:O:A Metalmaster

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    where can i reserve lockers?? i didnt see anything on this in the mainpage
     
  7. Lady_Wolf

    Lady_Wolf W:O:A Metalmaster

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    Here is the info
     
  8. cyber999

    cyber999 W:O:A Metalmaster

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    ah .. ok.. thanks ;)
     
  9. Iscariot

    Iscariot W:O:A Metalhead

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    I agree with the rest, I'm going to wacken for several years now and I never heard or experienced things like that. The atmosphere was always good and I think everybody is there to have a good time. I never been to other german festivals but maybe the location of the festival also has a role in it. Wacken is quite far from an urban environment so there are maybe not so many opportunists there who arent there for the party.
    But indeed if you have valuable things you can't wear or put in a car you should rent a locker.

    And I think it's no problem to camp alone, You actually camp with thousands of people and you surely meet some interesting people there who might also help you out.
     

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