Newbie introductions

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  1. Young BZ

    Young BZ Newbie

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    Welcome Yuri. Won't be hard to find friends. I ran into a ton of your fellow countrymen at Wacken and in Hamburg.
     
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    smf4ever W:O:A Metalhead

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    Still hot and sticky summer.. but starting to cool off :)
     
  3. Marek Rakowski

    Marek Rakowski Newbie

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    Hey guys,

    I'm Marek, Polish-born and living in UK. I'm a big prog rock/metal fan. Really anything from Yes, Pink Floyd, through Rush, Riverside, Opeth and to heavier stuff like Tool and Dream Theatre.

    Wish to see any of them on Wacken, but as long I see the line up - not this year ;-)

    My newest discovery is Romanian classic prog rock band Transsylvania Phoenix. Awesome hidden gem! Anyone heard about them?
     
  4. JustAnotherViking

    JustAnotherViking Newbie

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    Greetings from Northern Ireland!
    Not much I don't like in terms of metal.
    You'll find me front and centre plastered in corpse paint, headbanging to black metal, and throwing back a horn of mead and singing along to some folk the next hour.
    According to my spotify top songs 2019, my main tastes the past year have been Amon Amarth, Behemoth, Alestorm, Rotting Christ, Eluveite, Turisas and Heilung...

    Been going to wacken on and off since 2007. Had to stop for a few years when the wife had two kids, but finally escaped last year to winter nights, then made it back to the holy land last summer, and counting down the days util winter nights again next month!

    I work as a software engineer, and my hobbies range from motorcycling to blacksmithing, and a bit of everything in between.
    Hope to make the pilgrimage on the bike some year soon. Will be an interesting journey home to be sure.
     
  5. perfectmansions

    perfectmansions W:O:A Metalmaster

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    Welcome to the forum mate :D

    There are lots of Alestorm fans around here, we are crazy for that stuff :D
     
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  6. JustAnotherViking

    JustAnotherViking Newbie

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    No better tunes to drunkenly sing along to!
    Last year we joined a camp of around 50 (mostly from Germany, so we were well sorted with beer, music, and all the luxuries you can't bring on plane), and were blasting out fucked with an anchor round the clock.
    Couldn't believe they drew a bigger crowd than Judas Priest at bloodstock the previous year.

    Barely left the campsite... oh well, it's about the craic, not the bands, right? :D

    I know their current bassist from school days. Quite funny seeing him on those huge stages
     
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  7. perfectmansions

    perfectmansions W:O:A Metalmaster

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    I have lots of good memories of 'Alestorm activities'. When we went to MetalDays in Slovenia, we were blowing up these inflatable rafts while playing 'Man the Pumps'.

    Judas Priest are awesome naturally and as you said Behemoth are godlike \m/
     
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  8. perfectmansions

    perfectmansions W:O:A Metalmaster

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    Welcome to the forum! The only Opeth album I own is the first one, and I really like the style of that album. Rock on \m/
     
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  9. Ryan Stroud

    Ryan Stroud Newbie

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    Hey chaosmongers!
    I'm an 45 yr old Canadian W.O.A virgin. 2020 will be my first! so go easy on me. any advice you can give me would be cool Do's & Don't's.. Cheers
     
  10. perfectmansions

    perfectmansions W:O:A Metalmaster

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    Welcome to the forum! Wacken is great, you can get away with almost anything. We always have the camp with the flag 'Commitment to Excellence' :D
     
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  11. JustAnotherViking

    JustAnotherViking Newbie

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    Welcome!
    Do drink plenty of beer (important to stay hydrated), and don't sober in the morning... beer for breakfast and keep the hangover at bay :D

    It's one huge, week long party... so get stuck in and enjoy yourself! Everyone is in good form and friendly, so don't be shy if you're wandering about alone at any point... just start chatting, and you'll be roped into game of flunkyballs or headbanging along with a new group of mates in no time!
    :cheers:
     
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  12. Ryan Stroud

    Ryan Stroud Newbie

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    is there drink or wrist bands to purchase ? so you don't have to have cash on you if not what does beer and food run you $$
     
  13. Quark

    Quark Der Beste, und anscheinend einer der "Bekloppten"

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    Subject to changes, but so far:
    You exchange your ticket for a wristband and you're in.

    Beer etc is paid for by cash.
    A test with a cashless system was done 2 years ago. Nothing is known for 2020.
     
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  14. JustAnotherViking

    JustAnotherViking Newbie

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    There are plenty of ATMs across the site, so if you don't want to carry lots of cash, you can withdraw some as you need it.
    Prices are sensible enough for a festival that size.

    Cant actually remember what it was last year as i just handed over notes and came home with a load of change :D

    Also, for the campsite, you can buy beer from kaufland at normal supermarket prices... They'll probably publish a price list and stock list closer to the time
     
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  15. Quark

    Quark Der Beste, und anscheinend einer der "Bekloppten"

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    Or you go to the local Edeka supermarket in town. Not a big one, but normal prices as well. Whatever you prefer!
    Just for info. There's deposit in cans in Germany. €0.25 per can! So... you can collect them, and either return them, or spend them to the Wacken Foundation.
     
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