So im almost ready, got my tickets, passport and some plane money, looks like its really happening. Me and 1 friend will be attending from California. It seems really dumb to go all the way around the world so close to Amsterdam and not go. how realistic is it to go to amsterdam first then wacken? What the hell is a visa, i keep hearing about them but still am clueless, will we need one to get through the amsterdam/germany border? Or will they let us through with just a passport? Also we wanted to bring bikes with us to get around towns and leave them there when we go back. Has anyone else biked to wacken? Ill think of more questions later, Thanks ahead of time.