Monday, 18 June 2012

Metaltown 12

On Thursday morning I got up around 6 am to shower and finish packing before heading off to the train. It was sunny and warm already in the morning. 3 hours later I arrive in Gothenburg and it's so cold, cloudy and windy. After waiting around in the waiting hall for about 20-25 minutes the train from Stockholm arrived with Toni and his friends. We got going to Shock to change our tickets for wristbands and then went to have lunch. After lunch we stocked up on cider and beer before finally going to the place where the bus would pick us up and take us to the camping area. Already at the bus stop some of the guys put up their camping chairs and cracked open a can of beer and Toni got his block rocker playing. Arriving at the camping site we put our tents up and after a while even the marquee. But it was freezing cold that evening. I was sitting with sweater, jacket, fingerless gloves and blanket and was still freezing. As time went by more and more campers showed up and the party grew bigger. Around 1 am I was so very tired and Toni and I decided to go to sleep.
Pictures Thursday:

On Friday the festival really started and after getting water, having brunch and going up to the festival area to buy some merch the party started for real. Loud music, singing along, cheering, drinking and crazyness. We hung around there until it was time to head back up to the festival area and watch Jason Rouse around 6 pm. After that we had a look at Avatar. Before going to the stage where Within Temptation were going to play we had dinner. After WT we saw Lamb of God and then Marilyn Manson. It was crowded in front of the stage when Manson played. I was pretty much pressed against a guy who was half a head taller than me. Towards the end of the Manson concert it started raining, first just a bit and then quite heavily. Since we could see pretty much nothing cause the huge guys in front of us obscured our view of both the stage and then screen we decided to go back to the camping at that time and thus saw nothing of In Flames. I like In Flames but I haven't really listened to them since Come Clarity and I haven't been very interested since then. No big loss not having seen them really.
Pictures Friday:

Saturday was just crazy. Party crazy. For brunch we had BBQ with some awesome brochettes. One of them had kangaroo, crocodile and springbok on it xD After breakfast we went back to the camping and stayed there pretty much the whole day. There was no band playing on Saturday that neither I nor Toni was very interested in seeing. Although we got to see some of Mastodon when having nachos for dinner. The rest of the day was just party some of it cramped together under the marquee while wearing rain ponchos to get away from the rain, but still very cheerful.
Pictures Saturday:

Sunday we had to get up early since the camping closed at noon. We packed our stuff and got to drinking the last of the beer and cider and having some final party time before departing. Well back at the central station in Gothenburg we had brunch at NFC (some knock-off of KFC). That's where I met up with Zabini (from the Swedish Harry Potter community) and later also HIM (from the same site where I first met Toni). Around 4.30pm we all got on our respective trains and headed back home.
And that was all from Metaltown 12 :D
I'll treat you to a video too ;)

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