Thursday, July 26, 2007

Roskilde Festival 2007 (Denmark)

Finally an update featuring the pics that tell the tale:
I won't show all pics in the order I took them but some just have to be shown first :) CLICK TO ENLARGE (the pics are quite decent considering it's a phonecam)
A pic of our camp: (others spraypainted 'fuck locals' at night)

Our camp

Our flag features a giant pig with an arrow towards his mouth and an arrow out of his but. The word 'suppertime' somewhat describes all of the junkfood we bring along (like chocolat, chips, chocolat, corn bars oh..and more chocolat)
Flag

A festival isn't only about the music it's about camping..and stereotypical bad weather...
Somehow lots of rain seemt to accompany almost all of the festivals I've been to.
Roskilde 2007 was no different. With around 100mm of rain in 4 days it was BAD (considering we don't have monsoon in Europe)! Oh and the wind blew away partytents and normal tents alike.

The grass still green:
Green

We saw people using a partytent as a kite!!
Partytent-kite
I know bad quality, but that's because I didn't figure out the 'fine' setting on my phone :S
One of the best pics that shows it best:
CLICKY

The green grass turned into mud
mud1

Nah it's not gonna rain even more..we wanted to deny it ;)
Cloudy

Before the biggest mud and it already screamed 'Greetings from Roskilde!' in postcard form:
Greetings from Roskilde

Thé best pic I took!
New Orleans in Denmark
Of course no pun intended to the victims of Katrina, just a reference I guess..

water

Just to get your head out of the mud, we did have a nice sundown one of the days before the festival really begun.
Sundown

On the festival site artists sprayed graffiti, some highlights:
Graffiti1

'On your puny body...survive??!!'
The Hulk

Futurama!
Futurama

Rebel with a cause

With al these strange pics you'd almost forget there was music!
Hayseed Dixie:
Hayseed Dixie
As strange as they look: humoristic country-rock music *you know you want to look for their music!*

With limited zoom, the screens are a nice way to take a good pic of the Beasty boys:
Ad Rock

Another beastie

A view of the Orange stage (main stage):
The who
I think this was 'The Who'. They were great!!!

This 'trench' as the 'owners' called it was actually waistdeep and they made ducttape machine guns on the walls. It had been filled with water after thursday.
trench

Basement Jaxx were the official closing act (although Tiësto played till 4 am)
Basement Jaxx
In the end there were big fireworks and if you looked over the crowd you could see thousands of lit-up screens from mobile phones taking pics :)

Sum-up off all of the bands/groups I saw:

Talib Kweli, Jean Grey, The Clipse, Timbuktu & Damn, Björk (awesome, look for reactable on youtube), arctic monkeys, red hot chilli peppers (minor disappointment: Anthony Kiedis was ill..he looked like a zombie on stage), Queens of the stoneage!, Machine Head, The Who, Basement Jaxx, Pelican (new to me, they rock!), arcade fire (also cool!), beastie boys, alpha blondy, hayseed dixie,

Guilty Simpson (the only one from Stones Throw Records which actually gave a show, instead of just screaming random lines while showing old skool hiphop clips),
Strike Anywhere (think Blink 182 but louder), Trost, Wilco (their drummer had some ADHD moments out of the blue while the rest kept playing softly).

One hell of a line of artists, one hell of a week.
Roskilde 2007 Rocked the mud of my boots (which I had to buy eventually).

If you want to glance (or watch longer) at all of the pics I took:
All the pics (102, but scrollable)

11 Comments:

Blogger R2K said...

That looks like great fun, I always say this to my blogger friends in other nations: I would love to be able to travel to these events.

26 July 2007 at 23:46  
Anonymous Arjan said...

I've seen people from Australia and Canada who did make the big trip :P

27 July 2007 at 10:01  
Blogger Gledwood said...

That dark sky looks evil!!

6 August 2007 at 19:25  
Blogger Gledwood said...

Hey thanxx for the comment on my blog. Am I really that bizarre?

Wow! In an oddly inverted sort of way I suppose I am flattered by that appraisal ...

6 August 2007 at 19:26  
Blogger lastlifeinmyuniverse said...

:o

i shouldve been there. right?

9 August 2007 at 10:10  
Blogger Arjan said...

damn right! Sex, drugs & rock (n roll) right up your alley.

10 August 2007 at 10:47  
Blogger lastlifeinmyuniverse said...

dont even attempt to corrupt ME. you all know how innocent, pure, and virginal i am. ahem.

18 August 2007 at 10:58  
Blogger Gledwood said...

Hey these pixx have been here for AGES! What happened NEXT??

30 August 2007 at 18:21  
Blogger Arjan said...

yeah ...I've got to update I know.
But the academic year just started and I've got a crapload of things to take care off. I'll try and make a post this week...but don't hold your horses.
My pc at home isn't working atm and stuff is filling my time like a horse's diarhoea would do to a human toilet..

3 September 2007 at 13:44  
Blogger Paulo Sempre said...

NICE PICTURES.
TANKS
PAULO

PORTUGAL

9 September 2007 at 15:58  
Blogger Mrs Coetser said...

OMG - seems like it was a wild one.

18 December 2007 at 13:15  

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