Wacken Open Air Metal Festival 31.7-2.8 2003

Poltsi

The camp was this year mainly transported by two cars, ours (Liisa, Raimo and me) and Maku. We spent our summerholiday touring around Germany and Austria before arriving to Wacken on tuesday as the first group. The rest of the camp were coming by flight.

Our Heavy Metal Pavilion was transported in both cars, we had the legs while Maku brought the roof-part. The biggest problem woould be getting Makus car to the reserved area as he would arrive late on wednesday while we we would already on place on early tuesday.

Tuesday 29.07.2003


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Arrived to the camping-area we put up a fence around the ground reserved for our tents and pavillion and after that we raised the flag.

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A good beer tasted great what with the weather and everything.
Wednesday 30.07.2003


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Wednesday and people started to drop in, Jensku to the left and Susku to the right, apparently they had a very lively evening in Hamburg based on their stories.

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Evening and the Heavy Metal Karaoke began, a lot of moshing to the tunes of classics, there was a definite Slayer-overtone to the crowd.

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Angel of Death!

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Unfortunatelly I had to leave early since Maku arrived and we had some problems getting his car to out grounds (greetings to the muscular french at the roadside camp who gibbered like a rabid monkey).
Thursday 31.07.2003


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Thursday morning and some made it a early start. Timo absorbing some vodka,

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While Juha still tries to overcome the massive effect of the Paulaner beer.

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The pavilion was erected by some experience and we could all enjoy the shades.

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Apparently we were enough interesting to catch the eyes of this camerawoman.

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Henkka wisely liquified his assets.

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The day was growing hotter and made it impossible to sleep in the tents, so some moved to the shade of the pavilion. Simo showing his cute puppy-face.

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I really don't want to know what excactly Maku is sunbathing.

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More people succumbed to the heat.

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After the Circle II Circle-gig some latesleepers were getting ready to wake up.

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While others appeared to be born sharp.

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Some where not that interested in the warmup-bands, instead they dwelled at the camp.
Friday 01.08.2003


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Friday morning and Mathias had some serious philosophical problems whether to exist or not to exist.

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Veera noticed that the viscosity of her white chocolade had lowered considerably so she decided to slurp it up, A straw would have completed the Brundle-fly effect ;-)

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Urgh, Wacken all over the feet despite the shower in the morning.

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Matti and Riikka at Twisted Sister-gig, Matti apparently partly comatose by the music.

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Returning from the Lordi-gig I found the camp to be quite busy.

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Henkka does a good impression of Freud analyzing Veera while Kahis listens in disbelief.

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The last people of our camp had arrived at some point, Lemon, Osku and Illu.

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Apparently Matti overheard Veera's revelations which triggered his latent mother-attachments.

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Later he found a surrogate father in Timo's lap.
Saturday 02.08.2003


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The second day, Raimo spots a sixpack

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Spotted this shirt during the Dark Funeral-gig, too hilarious, and nevermind what the couple os doing in the foreground.

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The Bull on fire, waiting for Slayer.

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There were an awful lot of people waiting for the Slayer-gig, it was an error to go to the camp before the gig since the whole area was in dark and filled with people, some of which were sitting or lying on the ground (impossible to walk in this mud...).

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Returning from the Slayer-gig we found this Snow White.

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Or was he the Goldilock?

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This gentleman apparently mistook Mathias for princess Aurora.

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Big bad wolf by the look.

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'Master of the universe!'
Sunday 03.08.2003


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Sunday morning and time to pack the stuff together, Kahis thought that sleeping outside would be cooler.

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Morning shot of our camp, the pavilion already dismantled and packed.

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360 degrees view from the camp, already quite a number of campers had left the area, some leaving before the last bands played.

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While others took it easier, Lemon & Co.