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Save Camping West!


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Written on: 08.07.2009 15:50
John
Posts: 4
In the Festival Avis there was an article saying Camping West will be eaten by the sand pit and may never return.

We started a Facebook group to show the festival committee that we want Camping West to survive. With everything we love -- the skate park, the west camping entrance, the sports center with hot showers, and the convenient west bridge to entrance 19.

Join us on Facebook!

/John
Written on: 08.07.2009 15:56
Mr. Monster
Posts: 944
John skrev:

In the Festival Avis there was an article saying Camping West will be eaten by the sand pit and may never return.

We started a Facebook group to show the festival committee that we want Camping West to survive. With everything we love -- the skate park, the west camping entrance, the sports center with hot showers, and the convenient west bridge to entrance 19.

Join us on Facebook!

/John



well it's nice that you've made a facebook group and I do agree on your views but as mentioned in other topics, this is by law, not something the festival can't do anything about.

Of course we can hope that all the mentioned activities will be moved to East eventually in one way or the other.

Edit: I joined by the way

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Written on: 08.07.2009 15:59
Kaneda
Posts: 382
Yeah, didn't see the article in Orange Press, but as far as I recall from a news story last year (but don't quote me on this), there's some difference between the area west and east of the railroad tracks, which means that when the gravel pit moves to the west side, the situation is either:

1. The owner is not obligated to fill up as much space as the gravel pit takes each year (i.e., it'll grow), or
2. The owner is not compensated by the city of Roskilde for filling it up (I don't think he is in the first place, but don't remember the exact details).

The festival is already in constant dialogue (trialogue?) with the city and the owner of the gravel pit, as they have been for years. There's not much more they can do, other than plan well ahead.

The Darupvej entrance/Entrance 19 may be convenient, but I've always hated it. But in any event, there's some good stuff in West too, even if I prefer East (haven't been camping there for three years, though).

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Written on: 08.07.2009 16:08
John
Posts: 4
Mr. Monster wrote:

well it's nice that you've made a facebook group and I do agree on your views but as mentioned in other topics, this is by law, not something the festival can't do anything about.

Of course we can hope that all the mentioned activities will be moved to East eventually in one way or the other.


True.

Our plan is not to stop the excavation but to push for a rebirth of Camping West as soon as possible. In the Festival Avis it said West may never come back. We want it back. It's close to the concerts and has a great atmosphere.

If RF wants to attract 70.000 visitors the camping needs to be around it, i e not too far away. If West is closed forever it'll have to be replaced by stretching M to the north and open an entrance at Arena.
Written on: 08.07.2009 19:49
Limabeancross
Posts: 1426
But think how much space there'll be on East once that gravel pit is gone. Looking at it this year, a huge amount has now been filled and the grass has already started to grow back. Combine that with the other areas and using P, and there'll probably be plenty of space without West.

I know people love West and I can see why, but I'm sure the festival would benefit from being all in one place. As long as there's enough camping space, I'm not too worried. They could eventually look at having one big service centre in the middle of where the gravel pit is now.
Written on: 08.07.2009 21:52
John
Posts: 4
Kaneda wrote:

The Darupvej entrance/Entrance 19 may be convenient, but I've always hated it.

Why? icon_smile.gif

LiamC wrote:

I know people love West and I can see why (...)

I've lived in both East and West and like West the most. Perhaps because it's smaller? There's also a nice touch in having two "districts" so you can hike to the other.
Written on: 08.07.2009 22:00
Kaneda
Posts: 382
John skrev:

Kaneda skrev:

The Darupvej entrance/Entrance 19 may be convenient, but I've always hated it.

Why? icon_smile.gif


Nah, just a stupid thing. Entering at the Arena entrance on the first day has just been a tradition, until the past couple of years icon_wink.gif
Written on: 09.07.2009 14:36
Tom M
Posts: 45
I don't want West to go. This year we had to camp East because West was full because of the fence coming down on Saturday. But if we have the luxury of choice, it'll always be West camp.

Hope it doesn't get destroyed, it's the only continuous, big camping area standing.
Written on: 09.07.2009 18:35
majormajormajor
Posts: 167
Can someone explain to me what the gravel pit actually is?
Written on: 09.07.2009 18:42
Lord Beef Jerky
Posts: 1507
majormajormajor skrev:

Can someone explain to me what the gravel pit actually is?


Sand?
Written on: 09.07.2009 18:54
R T
Posts: 218
majormajormajor skrev:

Can someone explain to me what the gravel pit actually is?

This:
http://imgur.com/og33c.png

(and yeah, it's a massive pit dug for the purpose of extracting gravel)

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Written on: 09.07.2009 19:28
Saturnus
Posts: 3047
majormajormajor skrev:

Can someone explain to me what the gravel pit actually is?


A gravel pit is a place you excavate gravel.

Gravel is rock that is of a specific particle size range. Specifically, it is any loose rock that is larger than two millimeters (2 mm/0.079 in) in its smallest dimension (about 1/12 of an inch) and no more than 64 mm (2.5 in). The next smaller size class in geology is sand, which is >0.0625 to 2 mm (0.0025 to 0.0787 in) in size. The next larger size is cobble, which is >64 to 256 mm (2.5 to 10.1 in). Gravel can be sub-categorized into granule (>2 to 4 mm/0.079 to 0.16 in) and pebble (>4 to 64 mm/0.16 to 2.5 in). One 1 cu ft (28.32 dm³) of gravel typically weighs about 100 pounds (45 kg).

Gravel is the along with cement the primary ingridient in concrete.

Written on: 09.07.2009 21:06
majormajormajor
Posts: 167
haha. hilarious. i should rephrase myself. i meant why the hell is there one in the middle of the festival, why is it getting bigger etc etc?

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Written on: 09.07.2009 21:19
Saturnus
Posts: 3047
majormajormajor skrev:

haha. hilarious. i should rephrase myself. i meant why the hell is there one in the middle of the festival, why is it getting bigger etc etc?


Ah, that's a long story but the Cliff Notes version would be something like this:

The gravel pit annoying current Rsokilde Festival guests came to be at it's current position because it's the second last part of the area East of the railroad that the graveling company excavating it was allocated in 1975. They started on the southern most part of the area because it was most convinient and has now 34 years later finally reach the northern most part.


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