Yup...time to burst the bubble guys: for the past 7 years I have been among you at Wacken, drinking your beer, rolling in your mud, moshing in your pits, banging my head next to yours and putting my horns up in the air with all the rest of you....and I'm gay. Who knows, I might have even seen you in the showers! Now I know, it's disgusting, sick, totally untrue and I will never become kvlt and grim because of this. Learning to live with that though.. However, aside from being this obvious disgrace to the community as a whole I am also just a regular longhaired, bearded, blackclothed, armyboots wearing, beerdrinking, meatdevouring, for-Satan-screaming metalhead. You would not guess I was gay if I was standing next to you, trust me. I have been listening to metal for over 15 years, love to go to gigs and festivals, own hundreds of records and dozens of shirts and other merch. I have a circle of great friends that share my love for metal and in general I am really happy with everything. Same story as you reading this post, I assume. But...I have truly never ever met another metalhead that's gay as well and I would love for that to change. I am not looking for dates or sex (necessarily ) just for likeminded people. Sure, I know some non-metal gay people but it's just not the same. They don't share my love for black, death or doom metal and don't understand why I refuse to wear pink or go to gay bars because the music sucks. Besides, I'm not exactly out of the closet yet (aside from a few relatives and my closest friends). It makes me feel lonely sometimes. Soooo...on the off chance that someone who is reading this is in the 'same boat' as me and would like to chat, feel free to reply or send me a private message. I don't have particularly high hopes for this but you never know...biggest metal festival of the world, I can't be the only one, right? RIGHT? Finally, I don't intend for this to be a 'gay-only' thread at all. If you're not gay but still have something to say, feel free! I also don't mind jokes about my sexuality, don't worry. My intentions are absolutely serious though.