Wednesday, 31 March 2010

Wednesday - my favourite day of the week

Well, that's not entirely true, it is more that every Wednesday they do the band announcement for Roskilde.

Roskilde, for those not in the know, is the festival held in Roskilde, Denmark, for the first week of every July. The festival is spread out over 8 days, but the main acts are only on the last four.

Our pilgrimage usually leaves on the Wednesday (the day before all the major bands play) so that we can get to the camping ground, and meet up with people from previous years.

The festival music style ranges from the sublime to the ridiculous, but you don't really go for the music, you go for the atmosphere, the people, and (usually) the weather.

Roskilde is one of the happiest places to be in July. There can be a months worth of rain on one day, yet still people are having fun. It isn't about drinking as much as you can, or doing as many drugs as you can, its about connecting with people and opening yourself to new and different experiences.

Every year at around this time we have "I don't think there are all that many bands I actually want to see" conversation, but every year, without fail, we manage to find something new when we get there.

So today is announcement day, and I am hopeful there will be something exciting. Don't worry, tho, I shall let you know later!

1 comment:

  1. Sounds like a kick ass time. Sounds better than "our" Rock Fest. Im also curious as to what bands will be playing. Do share.