That was Wacken: Mud.
To say it with the words of the organisation and police: It was the muddiest, but also the smoothest Wacken since it started 26 years ago. Almost no criminal actions and an overall nice chillout feeling.
Here a short overview:
Tuesday 2000 – Standing in the traffic jam just before the Wacken area, having some stress with some stupid security guards, because they didn’t even know what’s going on.
Tuesday ~2300 – We’re standing on the campground setting up our camping trailer and Martin’s tent.
Wednesday – Rain, 2 minutes dry from above, rain, 20 minutes dry, rain. Did I mention rain? The way to the festival infield tent (Headbangers Stage) for Europe was quite arduous, but nothing against the day after, because of the steady heavy rain during the night. (~100l/m², some said…)
Thursday – Rain was almost gone, finally. But all campground roads were still muddy as hell. So we did a chillout day to recover from the rainy beginning, without much walking around on the infield, except for Savatage and some Eric Fish ‘n’ Friends on the Wackinger Stage.
Friday – Cloudy with some sunshine. Excellent weather from above, drying out the mud at our place, campground V. The roads to the infield were still muddy knee-deep. The infield was also a mud wasteland. But nothing could keep us away from watching Annihilator, In Flames, Running Wild/Within Temptation and some smaller bands on the Wackinger Stage.
Saturday – Last day, finally sunny all day with some single and small clouds. Mud at our camping area went from still wet in the morning to dust in the evening. This great day ended with Sabaton, Judas Priest and a bit of Santiano, fighting our way back in the end through the last mud puddles, being very tired.
Sunday – After a comfortable breakfast we started to pack our things into the camping trailer and started our journey back to our relatives near Elmshorn.
Now we’ll have some vacation from the Wacken-vacation in the north before we travel the 15 hours with the camping trailer back home. 🙂
Some photos may follow, when I get the good ones from our friends. 🙂