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MauriceK, caught between dev and drums » Lots of Dong…

July 17, 2007

Lots of Dong…

Category: Music, Spare Time — kaldor @ 7:44 pm

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Once again it was time for the Dong Open Air, one of the greatest festival, held on an elevation, one can go to during the summer festival season. And once again, it was worth every cent of it. Just as a short summary:

  • Lots of people I thought I’ve never see again and had great talks with them
  • Lots of music I learned to like
  • Lots of party
  • Lots of mead
  • Lots of Whiskey
  • Lots of beer (omg, definitely too much :) )
  • Lots of sun
  • Lots of (enter positive emotion here)

For the ones of you interested in a larger review and some pictures, just continue reading…

It all started on Friday morning, when I needed to get out of the bed at 9am. In the beginning I had the impression, that my friends were crazy to arrive that early at the camping ground, but they were a hundred percent right. We were really lucky to get a parking place for the car, otherwise it had taken several hours to carry a smoker like me up the hill.

Afterwards I have seen the “3-second-tents” in action. Amazing technology! Just throw it in the air, get the pegs in and it is pitched. All in all 5 minutes. Time to lay down and let my breath come back. I was still completly done climbing this huge mountain.

Half an hour later, we recognized that the entrance was opened and people could start getting their entry bands in exchange for the entrance card. That was the most frustrating situation, it took about 2 hours to get in. Something, which should be taken focus on for next year. When we entered the festival, the third band was already playing and the tent hasn’t been filled 10%.

You might hope, that I can write something about the music been played there, well Metal, that’s all I remember. Stuff I liked, stuff I was disappointed, and some I really disliked. But the advantage with Dong has always been it’s wide variety of types of Bands they invited. Starting from (no-we’re-not) Irish-Folk music down to black metal.

In the meantime I met a guy, I got to know at my application talk for my education and we had some great discussions. I think he’s totally right, that we have talked more during the festival than during the whole study time…

How can I summarize the rest of the weekend? Sunburn, lots of fun and lots of even more fun. Finally some of the highlight pictures:

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That is how the camping ground looks like

 

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And that is the view turned around by 180°

 

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Ever seen Buddha on a metal-festival? Now you did :)

 

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Time for some harmony…dong5.jpg

 

And time for party!!!

 

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Frau Antje Inc. mit Belegschaft

 

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Who ever took this shot, should take an art lesson at Salvatore Dali

 

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Frank, you’re so fucking evil, Hell ya!

 

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Whatever I was dreaming about at that point in time…

 

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Rain-resistant festival hats have a huge market potential. Follow ebay soon :)

 

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I was really happy, that the pictures were mostly sharp. Because that was how we all saw the festival most of the time, I guess :D

I hope you could get an impression of how much fun Dong is, and next year I will definitely attend again. See you then rocking, guys!

2 Comments »


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    Hey Maurice, nett dass Du mal bei mir reingeschaut hast :)

    Hat mich echt gefreut, mit Dir / Euch was zu quatschen. Falls Ullis Frau noch das David Album haben will, kannst Ihr en Gruß von mir ausrichten, hab ich nicht vergessen.

    Viele Grüße,
    Michael.

    Comment by Michael — July 17, 2007 @ 9:29 pm


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    Kein Problem, ich werds ihr ausrichten.

    Comment by kaldor — July 17, 2007 @ 10:18 pm

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