Christian Forslund wrote: I have been to Roskilde since 2009 (and twice in 2003 and 2004) as a late starter who is now 44 years old, I look at the programe and think that is weak and I might not be going this year.
So am I to old for Roskilde, because the genres have moved on (I'm mostly but not exclusively into rock and metal), have I missed the gems this year, or is it just a weak year.
We might as well be twin brothers, and yes that makes you too old for Roskilde (there is no such thing )
My first Roskilde was 2003 when I had only been to a couple of local festivals so I was still fresh and didn't have the 'band fatigue' that you eventually get after seeing Foo Fighters, Metallica, Radiohead etc half a dozen times. I was still very much into music at that time, buying stacks of CDs every month (at local record stores and importing them from the US through Amazon and other sites) searching the web for new music, analysing festival line-ups endlessly, listening to commercial radio etc. In those days I guess 'indie', rock and metal (and electronic / DJ music to an extent) where still the main genres at festivals.
But times change, other musical genres gain ground or even become dominant and at some point you just don't want to keep up any more.
Does that make this years Roskilde line-up weak? I don't think so. The last years for me the fun has been discovering new music through the play list and every year I come to the conclusion that I actually know more (from hearing it on radio or podcasts before) then that I actually recognised on first glance by name on the poster.