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Written on: 22.02.2013 09:22
Stoked
Posts: 2
Hi !

We are 4 boys aged 19 who have decided to go to RF for the first time. Although, when I read the forums and have a look at the map etc. a bunch of questions come to mind. I was hoping someone more experienced could give me some guiding?

Firstly, I do not understand how these camps work. When i read the "camping" thread, it seems like a lot of people are looking for other people to camp with - why? And how do these camps work? I thought it would be just a bunch of tents smacked together in each agora? How do you define 1 camp?

Another question is about setting up camp. We have all agreed on the fact that we don't mind a noisy atmosphere at all, so we're going for site L, since it has been mentioned in other threads that this is a rather chaotic one. Now, here comes the questions: The tents provided and sold by RF - How big are they? Are they hard to set up? Also, seeing as we are heading for agora L, would you agree that it is best to go through entrance East 1? If we don't pay for a pre-entrance booking, is it impossible to get a place to set up camp at L then?

I probably have a lot more questions, but I'll post them later as I remember them icon_biggrin.gif Any answers would be appreciated, and I realize I'm asking a lot, but my head is just spinning from the vastness of this festival.

Thanks!
Written on: 22.02.2013 15:33
muoe
Posts: 64
Stoked wrote:

Hi !

We are 4 boys aged 19 who have decided to go to RF for the first time. Although, when I read the forums and have a look at the map etc. a bunch of questions come to mind. I was hoping someone more experienced could give me some guiding?

Firstly, I do not understand how these camps work. When i read the "camping" thread, it seems like a lot of people are looking for other people to camp with - why? And how do these camps work? I thought it would be just a bunch of tents smacked together in each agora? How do you define 1 camp?

Another question is about setting up camp. We have all agreed on the fact that we don't mind a noisy atmosphere at all, so we're going for site L, since it has been mentioned in other threads that this is a rather chaotic one. Now, here comes the questions: The tents provided and sold by RF - How big are they? Are they hard to set up? Also, seeing as we are heading for agora L, would you agree that it is best to go through entrance East 1? If we don't pay for a pre-entrance booking, is it impossible to get a place to set up camp at L then?

I probably have a lot more questions, but I'll post them later as I remember them icon_biggrin.gif Any answers would be appreciated, and I realize I'm asking a lot, but my head is just spinning from the vastness of this festival.

Thanks!


I don't know anything about the tents RF sell, but regarding camping in L, you should know one thing. You HAVE to get in line early for a place like L. It will be swarmed instantly. That means you will want to get there very early Saturday or even Friday to get a spot in the line. You could consider both East 1 and East 2.

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Written on: 22.02.2013 15:36
Stand up for rock n' roll!
Posts: 488
East 1 is the only viable option if you want to GO to L since east 2 means crossing a bridge and that's pretty much game over. And entrance booking is free icon_wink.gif
Written on: 22.02.2013 15:52
Jim Daggerthuggert
Posts: 637
A camp is just a group of frineds with a bunch of tents smacked together. People tend to meet up with the same group every year, and smack there tents up together, calling it a camp. You and your friends would per definision be a camp.

The tents "provided" by Roskilde, is in the area called "Get A Tent". They are not the best quality, but if it dosn't rain you are ok icon_razz.gif

If you want to use the tents from Get A Tent, you will have to first go there, unpitch the tents, pack them up and bring them to L. You won't have time for that. Geat A Tent opens at the same time L does. So you will be the last to arrive at L.

Bring your own tents. Buy a tarp to protect them from rain, if you buy cheap tents you will thank me for that. The tarp will also protect you from the sun (giving shade), witch will give you and extra hour of sleep in the morning.
Written on: 23.02.2013 05:12
Stoked
Posts: 2

A camp is just a group of frineds with a bunch of tents smacked together. People tend to meet up with the same group every year, and smack there tents up together, calling it a camp. You and your friends would per definision be a camp.

The tents "provided" by Roskilde, is in the area called "Get A Tent". They are not the best quality, but if it dosn't rain you are ok icon_razz.gif

If you want to use the tents from Get A Tent, you will have to first go there, unpitch the tents, pack them up and bring them to L. You won't have time for that. Geat A Tent opens at the same time L does. So you will be the last to arrive at L.

Bring your own tents. Buy a tarp to protect them from rain, if you buy cheap tents you will thank me for that. The tarp will also protect you from the sun (giving shade), witch will give you and extra hour of sleep in the morning.


Alright, thank you for the tip. I sort of interpreted the camps as something you have to be in to get to have a good partytime - But I take it this is not the case after all? It's pretty much free for all, and accepted for people to run around despite people making these camps with acquaintances? good! icon_smile.gif

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Written on: 26.02.2013 20:48
næmmen
Posts: 2
You don't need to be in a big camp at all, but when you are fewer people, you are more dependent on finding the party elsewhere (at others big camps for example), however this is generally very easy at roskilde! Only thing that can be a bummer when you're not many is if you dont want to see the same concerts at a given point(booring to watch a concert on your own) Or if you are in a party-mode and the others are tired or sick,or missing. Being a big camp gives you more people to choose from!
Written on: 01.03.2013 00:30
Christian
Posts: 106
It IS a lot of tents and then somewhere in the last 10 years some people became very focused on the whole camp-thing. As mentioned before people tend to camp with the same people each year and some people have a camp theme, but a lot of people doesn't have one or at least doesn't spend that much time on it.

My camp is called "Camp we don't know the lyrics", because we love to play guitar and sing but we just cannot remember song lyrics so we keep stopping in the middle of songs to discuss which verse comes next and stuff like that. It IS kind of a camp theme but we are really just 15 friends that love spending the festival together. The camp theme is a minor thing compared to partying and having fun and most people are like that.

You are not going to have a hard time finding a party. No matter what you like you will be able to find people to party with. The focus on camps have had an unfortunate effect on the openmindedness of some people so don't let it get you down if some people won't let you join the party...just ask someone else and it'll be alright.

Just to give an example on how awesome and open most people at Roskilde are: If you are having a bad time (too much alcohol/you can't find the cute girl from last night/your feet hurt/whatever) and you are sitting somewhere looking sad, it would surprise me if more that 5 minutes passes before some stranger approaches you and asks whats wrong...and then does whatever he or she can to help you. We look out for each other and that also goes for partying so just get out there ask people if you can join them. A good rule of thumb is that if people are sitting in a public place (like in the paths or at the bonfires) they probably don't mind meeting new people. icon_smile.gif
Written on: 29.03.2013 11:11
kuldeep
Posts: 2
I am planning to come alone to Rosklide all the way from India .
Is it worth it ?
Written on: 29.03.2013 11:42
Saturnus
Posts: 3047
kuldeep wrote:

I am planning to come alone to Rosklide all the way from India .
Is it worth it ?


In a word: Yes! It will be an experience for life.


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