People complained about Iron Maiden drawing too much of an "outside" crowd that wouldn't have gone to Wacken otherwise, imagine the crowds Metallica or AC/DC would draw .
coz everything after the black album sucked, perhaps?
damn its time for some bands wacken orgas...
Hoping for Manowar this year - seeing as it's the 20th anniversary, who better to lead it? It seems plausible too, hell of a lot of people seem to want them.
But with a huge name like AC/DC or Metallica, you'll have a good portion of the crowd there to see one band with nothing else to do for 3 days except blow shit up and make videos of themselves smashing tents to put on youtube. Just seems to me like it would be better to have a smaller name like Saxon, Kreator, or even Judas Priest than to deal with a huge crowd of outsiders who wouldn't be there otherwise. Not to mention it's downright disrespectful to the other smaller bands when you have a percentage of the crowd there for only one act. How can Wacken continue getting a bunch of great bands if they get a name for themselves as a festival where you're ignored by half the crowd if you're not a headlining band? Maybe I'm wrong, that's just my take on signing huge bands.If that outside crowd exists out of Iron Maiden fans it's fine. It's that bullet for my valentine/my chemical romance/etc.. that can really cause problems.