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 Post subject: RF'17 soon !
PostPosted: 28 Dec 2016, 09:02 
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Right now seems a perfect time for a first message on the forum.

If my calculations are correct, at 08:00 UTC, (09:00 Central european time), we are exactly between the closing of RF'16 stages (04:00 on July 3rd, 2016) and the opening of RF'17 camping area (16:00 on June 24th, 2017).

Which means that, starting from now, we are closer to Roskilde Festival 2017 than we are to Roskilde 2016 !

To introduce myself, I am 40, from Switzerland, discovered Roskilde Festival in 2011, loved every bit of it, attended 5 years in a row, missed '16 due to an inordinate lack of coordination between work, family and social activities, to which I plead fully guilty. Not wanting to make the same mistake twice, I have already booked holiday and secured my tickets to RF'17.

I am married with a lovely wife who unfortunately feels very uncomfortable when there are more than 50 people at the same place. When I told her that Orange stage can accomodate 60k, she simply wished me a great festival.

I also have a daughter, 5 and lovely as well, who already enjoys music, dancing and partying much more than would be reasonable at her age, so I feel very confident that we will attend together in a couple of years - at least before I get too old to enjoy this crazy place.

Pat.


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 Post subject: Re: RF'17 soon !
PostPosted: 28 Dec 2016, 10:41 
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Hi Pat and welcome to the forum. I´m Wallu, a couple of years older than you and from Finland. I too, missed the 2016 festival and have secured my ticket and flights for 2017 already so I won´t make the same mistake again.

Any bands you´re waiting anxiously yet? Be sure to check this thread out and do participate yourself too. topic5851.html
Are you coming only for the music days or warm-up as well?

This forum is a great place for festival nerding for Roskilde tends to be something to fuzz about all year round.

So as I said, welcome on my behalf!! Good to have more people on the forum.


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 Post subject: Re: RF'17 soon !
PostPosted: 31 Dec 2016, 01:44 
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Thank you Wallu !

I will try to participate to this thread, but I usually list "must attend" acts only after the full programme is published. Too much disappointment in case of scheduling conflicts...

Yes, I am coming for the whole festival, including warm-up days. I'll arrive in Copenhagen on Friday, so I plan to be there for the opening of the gates, which I have never seen - on previous years I arrived on Monday / Tuesday. But after getting my wristband and setting up camp, I might possibly go back to CPH for saturday night at Copenhell, and be back in the early Sunday morning.

All the best and Happy new year !


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 Post subject: Re: RF'17 soon !
PostPosted: 02 Jan 2017, 13:37 
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Pat. wrote:
Thank you Wallu !

I will try to participate to this thread, but I usually list "must attend" acts only after the full programme is published. Too much disappointment in case of scheduling conflicts...

Yes, I am coming for the whole festival, including warm-up days. I'll arrive in Copenhagen on Friday, so I plan to be there for the opening of the gates, which I have never seen - on previous years I arrived on Monday / Tuesday. But after getting my wristband and setting up camp, I might possibly go back to CPH for saturday night at Copenhell, and be back in the early Sunday morning.

All the best and Happy new year !

If you're lucky you might be able to get a ride to Copenhagen. I think there's a lot of people doing the whole Copenhell and Roskilde thing.


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 Post subject: Re: RF'17 soon !
PostPosted: 05 Jan 2017, 20:44 
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That's possible, but I am not sure people leaving leaving Copenhell to Roskilde on the early Sunday hours are the safest to travel with.
And the Copenhagen - Roskilde train is not that expensive, and full of interesting people, to say the least :)


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 Post subject: Re: RF'17 soon !
PostPosted: 05 Jan 2017, 21:04 
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That's funny because my understanding is that the Copenhell people is a nice bunch just like us.


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 Post subject: Re: RF'17 soon !
PostPosted: 09 Jan 2017, 00:00 
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bongo-anders wrote:
That's funny because my understanding is that the Copenhell people is a nice bunch just like us.

I think the point here isn't that the Copenhell crowd isn't nice (because they almost certainly are, I know a few at least), but more that on Sunday morning most wouldn't be sober enough to drive a car ;-)


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 Post subject: Re: RF'17 soon !
PostPosted: 09 Jan 2017, 19:28 
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I thought it was the idea of traveling in a train with them that wasn´t save but after reading it again I can see the point.


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 Post subject: Re: RF'17 soon !
PostPosted: 09 Jan 2017, 22:29 
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Well, yes, Coldbooded is right, sorry if my comment was misunderstood :)

I would feel pretty safe travelling with Copenhell festivalgoers in the middle of the night, I would just not be bold enough to accept a car ride ...

By the way, Roskilde festival is one of the safest places I have seen in the world, which is not trivial given the attendance volume and the amount of alcohol consumed. In any other circumstance, this would be the perfect recipe for fights and all possible kinds of shitty behavior. I five years, I can't remember having seen a single scene of violence at RF, whereas in my home town, theft, brawls, harassment are unfortunately a commonplace on any Friday or Saturday night.


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 Post subject: Re: RF'17 soon !
PostPosted: 12 Jan 2017, 20:10 
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I have to totally agree , This will be my seventh RF and I have never had any trouble or bad experiences, As stated given the amount of alcohol consumed and attendance its one of the reasons I continue to return to RF year after year.


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 Post subject: Re: RF'17 soon !
PostPosted: 24 Feb 2017, 11:38 
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Today we only have to wait 4 month, that's only 1/3 of a year.

\../(>_<)\../

This year should have been my 30. anniversary, but I failed to go in 2007 (Roskilde sold the last ticket, without telling me :-)

and 2013.


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 Post subject: Re: RF'17 soon !
PostPosted: 24 Feb 2017, 11:52 
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Been waiting for new announcements for a week now after they said in facebook, that it won´t be long (until they announce). Only four months, huh? I think I´ll go check out Trentemöller next week if nothing better to do just to keep my spirits up waiting for Roskilde...


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 Post subject: Re: RF'17 soon !
PostPosted: 24 Feb 2017, 13:44 
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That Fb-guy overuses the phrase 'it won't be long', sometimes there may be weeks until the actual announcement and the suspense just kills me! I check their site(s) way too often when it is due :D

Can't we just get their old a-couple-of-bands-every-wednesday-style back? At least we knew when to expect something.


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 Post subject: Re: RF'17 soon !
PostPosted: 24 Feb 2017, 13:51 
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Yeah, I think I liked the old way better. Even though it´s always a special day when thay announce 25 names.


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 Post subject: Re: RF'17 soon !
PostPosted: 24 Feb 2017, 23:05 
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Wallu wrote:
Yeah, I think I liked the old way better. Even though it´s always a special day when thay announce 25 names.


I enjoyed the old way a lot better - it was easier to give each and every band an honest listen through. I completely understand why they have changed though, as each individual announcements becomes more of a "pow-wow" now.


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