The biggest heavy metal music festival in the world. It takes place in a little village in Germany. And I’ve been there, as one of the 80 000 visitors!
We had mostly luck with the weather, but the rain all Wednesday and a little bit every now and then during the other days made the entire area muddy so that it didn’t take long till we had to wade through 10-30 cm of mud puddles on our way to the toilets, our tents, the stages or simply anywhere.
But it didn’t bother anybody anymore after a few days, especially since the bands we saw live and the people we met were totally worth it! I can’t repeat this often enough, but in my opinion metalheads are probably the most friendliest and most misunderstood people, which I’ve met so far.
The singer of Iron Maiden, Bruce Dickinson, said during their show at Wacken:
„The answer to the bullshit that is going on out here at the moment is not to be full of hatred, it’s to be full of love and life and music and a lot of beer“ – „Blood Brothers“, Iron Maiden at Wacken Open Air 2016