So this will be my first year attending Wacken and I will likely be going alone. I am planning on spending a few days in Berlin prior to going to the festival and I just have a few questions. 1. It says the campground opens on Monday July 27th. I wasn't thinking of going until the 29th, but is there any reason I would want to go sooner or does not much happen before the actual festival start? What would I be missing out on if anything? 2. I'm coming from Canada and want to travel as light as possible. I see that there is an option for tent rental, but this seems somewhat expensive. 264,89 € for basic. I was thinking of maybe picking up a cheap tent and sleeping bag in Berlin instead if anyone has any recommendations? Or is the tent rental worth the convenience? 3. I haven't been able to find any info about lockers. Are these available to rent? I'm a little worried about theft, mostly because of my passport. 4. I don't want to rent a car, to go to the festival, so is the shuttle the best option? When I look at the website it looks like there is only one shuttle leaving on the 28th and one on the 29th? So if I do take the shuttle does that mean I should book a ticket immediately or do they add more based on demand? 5. I understand there are markets in Wacken where I can buy beer. Are these relatively convenient to get to? Or should I bring as much beer with me as possible? 6. Are the bathrooms all porta potties? I think I am okay with everything else, but if anyone has any other helpful tips or suggestions please feel free to share. Any help is greatly appreciated. Danke!