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Written on: 15.01.2013 16:48
Asbjørn Olling
Posts: 16
I've been to RF twice now - 2011 for one day, 2012 for three days - and I plan on going for the full 9 this year.
Problem is, it looks like I won't be able to camp with the people I camped with last year, and I can only seem to find one other person who's also going.
I understand that (large) camp life is a big part of Roskilde, especially in the first five days (which I haven't experienced before).

Would a two-person camp be too small (boring)?
Anyone have experiences to share with camping in small groups?

Thanks icon_smile.gif
Written on: 15.01.2013 18:31
The Rehabilitation of Luis Suarez
Posts: 2506
How old are you, Asbjørn?

There shouldn't be a problem for you to find a group on this forum or elsewhere if you want to join a bigger camp. Most of these camps have "new" people joining every year, so you wont feel like a stranger icon_wink.gif
Written on: 16.01.2013 14:05
Asbjørn Olling
Posts: 16
Do I need a new profile name? wrote:

How old are you, Asbjørn?
There shouldn't be a problem for you to find a group on this forum or elsewhere if you want to join a bigger camp. Most of these camps have "new" people joining every year, so you wont feel like a stranger icon_wink.gif


Yeah, I thought of that, but we're both only 16. I'm guessing most camps wouldn't want kids like us around. icon_confused.gif

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Written on: 16.01.2013 14:43
Saturnus
Posts: 3047
There was one of the stranger camps last where most were around 18-19 and few both a little older and younger.

If all else fails, start one of your own.
Written on: 16.01.2013 17:06
Asbjørn Olling
Posts: 16
Saturnus wrote:

There was one of the stranger camps last where most were around 18-19 and few both a little older and younger.

If all else fails, start one of your own.


So, going 2-man-camp is a bad idea?
Written on: 16.01.2013 17:22
Coldblooded
Posts: 1229
Asbjørn Olling wrote:

Saturnus wrote:

There was one of the stranger camps last where most were around 18-19 and few both a little older and younger.

If all else fails, start one of your own.


So, going 2-man-camp is a bad idea?

I debuted at Roskilde in 1999 at 16 years old with a couple of my friends, one of whom I still see every year at the festival. I wouldn't say that a two man camp is a bad idea per se, it's just a different experience than a 30-man camp.

If you haven't really started drinking yet and you're there for the music mainly, a tiny camp isn't bad, because you can squeeze in one or two tents virtually anywhere, even pretty close to the stages. If you're there to drink and party throughout the week, I'd recommend a bigger camp. But hey, it's only January yet. There's almost half a year to Roskilde. I'm sure you can convince some friends to come along, when the big band release drops mid-april or so.

There's also a bit of a maximum to camps and their size, I've found out. One year I found myself in the middle of a 50-man camp where only clumps of people really knew each other except me, who knew most of the participants. It was too much – the camp got really fragmented and people barely got the chance to know eachother. 25-35 seems to be a sweet spot for our way of camping at Roskilde. Any bigger, and we'd also have difficulties finding a spot big enough to camp in.

We had a couple of 16-year old kids in our camp last year btw., as one of our regular members is a granddad at 44, who then brought one of his sons and a friend of his along. It was cool, but the main problem was not so much that WE wouldn't like them around, more like vice versa – we were to old and uncool to hang out with, so they mostly kept to themselves most of the festival.

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Written on: 16.01.2013 17:38
Saturnus
Posts: 3047
Asbjørn Olling wrote:

Saturnus wrote:

There was one of the stranger camps last where most were around 18-19 and few both a little older and younger.

If all else fails, start one of your own.


So, going 2-man-camp is a bad idea?


Not inherently a bad idea but a 2 man camp when you're 16 is probably a bad idea. And as Anders said above, it's not so much that us older people don't want you guys in a camp. It's the other way around. At least see if you can't find 2-3 more people going of your own age and camp up with them.
Written on: 16.01.2013 20:07
The Rehabilitation of Luis Suarez
Posts: 2506
I think you need to figure out what you are coming for. If you haven't started drinking go somewhere a bit quiet you first time. I would suggest that at your age you do that regardless if you have had a few drinks before, Roskilde is not the place to learn how to drink.

Just my opinion. Not trying to bring morals. I started drinking when I was 14, but I also made several fuck ups I wouldn't want anyone else to make.

If you camp at for example quiet and clean you will be able to go somewhere where there is less hassle etc and if you want to party you can just go from your camp there and meet people.

Don't know if this helps.
Written on: 19.01.2013 13:42
Asbjørn Olling
Posts: 16
Thanks for all the response guys, you really have been helpful.

Saturnus wrote:

a 2 man camp when you're 16 is probably a bad idea. And as Anders said above, it's not so much that us older people don't want you guys in a camp. It's the other way around.

I'm not sure I understand your reasoning..
Young people (who generally don't like older people), shouldn't camp without old people?



The drinking thing was brought up several times, so I'll just mention that I have been drinking since before last roskilde (when I was 15). I know alcohol consumption can get excessive at roskilde.
I'm going primarily for the music, but partying isn't entirely out of the picture.

I'll probably end up just going with the 2-man camp. Maybe aim at getting a good spot in E. There's also the factor of me (and my mom) being a bit uncomfortable camping with significantly older strangers. It's pretty much entirely impossible to round up more people for Roskilde, as I currently live in south Asia, and the travel to Scandinavia is pretty damn far, if you don't happen to be in Denmark anyway (like us).

If it's in order to ask another question in the same thread, I'm wondering how realistic it is to get a spot in northern E if you're a 2-man camp with pre-entrance booking in East-1?

Written on: 19.01.2013 18:23
Coldblooded
Posts: 1229
Asbjørn Olling wrote:

Thanks for all the response guys, you really have been helpful.

Saturnus wrote:

a 2 man camp when you're 16 is probably a bad idea. And as Anders said above, it's not so much that us older people don't want you guys in a camp. It's the other way around.

I'm not sure I understand your reasoning..
Young people (who generally don't like older people), shouldn't camp without old people?



The drinking thing was brought up several times, so I'll just mention that I have been drinking since before last roskilde (when I was 15). I know alcohol consumption can get excessive at roskilde.
I'm going primarily for the music, but partying isn't entirely out of the picture.

I'll probably end up just going with the 2-man camp. Maybe aim at getting a good spot in E. There's also the factor of me (and my mom) being a bit uncomfortable camping with significantly older strangers. It's pretty much entirely impossible to round up more people for Roskilde, as I currently live in south Asia, and the travel to Scandinavia is pretty damn far, if you don't happen to be in Denmark anyway (like us).

If it's in order to ask another question in the same thread, I'm wondering how realistic it is to get a spot in northern E if you're a 2-man camp with pre-entrance booking in East-1?



E is a great agora, albeit a bit noisy. We've camped there for the past four years. Will probably stay there or move to the silent & clean agora this year, as the incessant rave wagoneering really got on most of the camp's nerves last year.

If you're going primarily for the music a 2 man camp isn't completely silly, but try and latch onto a bigger camp – someone you feel you can trust. A 2-man camp (one tent or two really small ones) will fit in lots of places, but you've got the wrong booking. You need to book for West-2. It IS possible to run over to E from the eastern entrances but it's a looong way, so you may end up not getting the spots you are aiming for. I'd also aim for the southern part of E, as it is quieter. The northern part near the service centre is usually just as party-mayhem'y as the C agora.
Written on: 19.01.2013 20:28
TMaagaard
Posts: 380
Coldblooded wrote:

E is a great agora, albeit a bit noisy. We've camped there for the past four years. Will probably stay there or move to the silent & clean agora this year, as the incessant rave wagoneering really got on most of the camp's nerves last year.

If you're going primarily for the music a 2 man camp isn't completely silly, but try and latch onto a bigger camp – someone you feel you can trust. A 2-man camp (one tent or two really small ones) will fit in lots of places, but you've got the wrong booking. You need to book for West-2. It IS possible to run over to E from the eastern entrances but it's a looong way, so you may end up not getting the spots you are aiming for. I'd also aim for the southern part of E, as it is quieter. The northern part near the service centre is usually just as party-mayhem'y as the C agora.


This info is useful for me as well. I've been camping in east for the last few years and last year we felt a bit, ehm... old. A bit too high-school-y for our liking I think. I think we'll be moving to west this year. Am I right in thinking the people in west are a bit older than in east, or is that just me being silly?
Written on: 19.01.2013 20:54
Saturnus
Posts: 3047
TMaagaard wrote:
Am I right in thinking the people in west are a bit older than in east, or is that just me being silly?


Hardly. Most of the really old camps and campers swear to East, and regard West as a temporary nuisance that lasted while the gravel pit expanded.
Written on: 19.01.2013 21:33
Coldblooded
Posts: 1229
Saturnus wrote:

TMaagaard wrote:
Am I right in thinking the people in west are a bit older than in east, or is that just me being silly?


Hardly. Most of the really old camps and campers swear to East, and regard West as a temporary nuisance that lasted while the gravel pit expanded.

Actually we felt a bit old in agora E this year too. Freud: Den ubevidste lejr as we call it is mostly around 25-30 with a couple of members around 40-45.

It was mainly because of all the shitty soundsystems. Couldn't catch enough z's. The only comfort was that we camped near Kilowattgruppen who have a moderately better or at least more varied taste in music than most of the kiddies blasting the usual five hits with Medina, Specktors, Carly Rae Jepsen, Klumben & Raske Penge and Alina Devecerski.

It's for that reason we're considering going silent & clean. Alternatively, we're aiming for one of the southernmost quadrants in E, near (but of course not too near) the fence.
Written on: 19.01.2013 21:49
TMaagaard
Posts: 380
Coldblooded wrote:

Saturnus wrote:

Hardly. Most of the really old camps and campers swear to East, and regard West as a temporary nuisance that lasted while the gravel pit expanded.

Actually we felt a bit old in agora E this year too. Freud: Den ubevidste lejr as we call it is mostly around 25-30 with a couple of members around 40-45.

It was mainly because of all the shitty soundsystems. Couldn't catch enough z's. The only comfort was that we camped near Kilowattgruppen who have a moderately better or at least more varied taste in music than most of the kiddies blasting the usual five hits with Medina, Specktors, Carly Rae Jepsen, Klumben & Raske Penge and Alina Devecerski.

It's for that reason we're considering going silent & clean. Alternatively, we're aiming for one of the southernmost quadrants in E, near (but of course not too near) the fence.


It's probably a case of finding a spot that isn't over the top partying and being a bit lucky with your neighbours I guess. Southern E does look pretty good going from the map, but I take it it's a popular place to camp and thus hard to get to?
Written on: 20.01.2013 03:16
Coldblooded
Posts: 1229
TMaagaard wrote:

Coldblooded wrote:

Saturnus wrote:

Hardly. Most of the really old camps and campers swear to East, and regard West as a temporary nuisance that lasted while the gravel pit expanded.

Actually we felt a bit old in agora E this year too. Freud: Den ubevidste lejr as we call it is mostly around 25-30 with a couple of members around 40-45.

It was mainly because of all the shitty soundsystems. Couldn't catch enough z's. The only comfort was that we camped near Kilowattgruppen who have a moderately better or at least more varied taste in music than most of the kiddies blasting the usual five hits with Medina, Specktors, Carly Rae Jepsen, Klumben & Raske Penge and Alina Devecerski.

It's for that reason we're considering going silent & clean. Alternatively, we're aiming for one of the southernmost quadrants in E, near (but of course not too near) the fence.


It's probably a case of finding a spot that isn't over the top partying and being a bit lucky with your neighbours I guess. Southern E does look pretty good going from the map, but I take it it's a popular place to camp and thus hard to get to?

Don't really know if south is worse than north. We've camped south a couple of years. It's been a bit random which quadrant in E we've wound up in over the four years (it's always girls in front running and planning since us guys in the camp are usually drunk or unable to arrive until later because of work – go figure). The one year where we ended up in C it was the +40 yo granddads in our camp who had been there from way early in the morning and seized this enormous area for the camp icon_lol.gif
Written on: 20.01.2013 04:49
Asbjørn Olling
Posts: 16
Coldblooded wrote:

E is a great agora...
but you've got the wrong booking. You need to book for West-2. It IS possible to run over to E from the eastern entrances but it's a looong way, so you may end up not getting the spots you are aiming for. I'd also aim for the southern part of E, as it is quieter. The northern part near the service centre is usually just as party-mayhem'y as the C agora.


Ohshit, sorry. I meant L, not E. Obviously running to E from the east entrance isn't an all that clever idea.
Written on: 20.01.2013 17:24
Rockmus
Posts: 290
Asbjørn Olling wrote:

Coldblooded wrote:

E is a great agora...
but you've got the wrong booking. You need to book for West-2. It IS possible to run over to E from the eastern entrances but it's a looong way, so you may end up not getting the spots you are aiming for. I'd also aim for the southern part of E, as it is quieter. The northern part near the service centre is usually just as party-mayhem'y as the C agora.


Ohshit, sorry. I meant L, not E. Obviously running to E from the east entrance isn't an all that clever idea.


Isn't L the party apocalypse? (I mostly camped in west and I'm usually pretty drunk when I walk around in East) - but I remember it looking like a warzone... with some great parties though icon_smile.gif
Written on: 20.01.2013 19:00
TMaagaard
Posts: 380
Rockmus wrote:

Asbjørn Olling wrote:

Ohshit, sorry. I meant L, not E. Obviously running to E from the east entrance isn't an all that clever idea.


Isn't L the party apocalypse? (I mostly camped in west and I'm usually pretty drunk when I walk around in East) - but I remember it looking like a warzone... with some great parties though icon_smile.gif


If you want a party go for L. Big stereo wagons all over the place. If you want to sleep go somewhere else.
Written on: 21.01.2013 11:28
Asbjørn Olling
Posts: 16
TMaagaard wrote:

If you want a party go for L. Big stereo wagons all over the place. If you want to sleep go somewhere else.

Rockmus wrote:

Isn't L the party apocalypse? (I mostly camped in west and I'm usually pretty drunk when I walk around in East) - but I remember it looking like a warzone... with some great parties though icon_smile.gif


See, this is the kind of thing I'm not all that knowledgable of.
So, G or B would be the places to go if you're aiming for a small music-oriented camp?

Somebody really should make a handy chart of the camping areas and their characteristics.
Written on: 21.01.2013 11:41
Asbjørn Olling
Posts: 16
Asbjørn Olling wrote:

Somebody really should make a handy chart of the camping areas and their characteristics.


Went ahead and made a thread.
http://roskilde-festival.dk/forum/mm_forum_pi1/posts/camping/camping_area_characteristics/
Written on: 21.01.2013 11:41
Wallu
Posts: 712
Asbjørn Olling wrote:

TMaagaard wrote:

If you want a party go for L. Big stereo wagons all over the place. If you want to sleep go somewhere else.

Rockmus wrote:

Isn't L the party apocalypse? (I mostly camped in west and I'm usually pretty drunk when I walk around in East) - but I remember it looking like a warzone... with some great parties though icon_smile.gif


See, this is the kind of thing I'm not all that knowledgable of.
So, G or B would be the places to go if you're aiming for a small music-oriented camp?

Somebody really should make a handy chart of the camping areas and their characteristics.


It´s party-mayhem all-around (except for J that is). But the further you get from the actual festiival area (more south that is), the easier it gets to sleep. So G is kinda of party zone also with young people in it. I guess the southern part of P could be good, if you are more into music than partying (though even there it´s good to have the attitude, that you can sleep when you get back home).
Written on: 14.02.2013 16:53
Anton Visby
Posts: 1
2 is the perfect size for ninja camping. You take your tent and go around the camp site in the dark. When you see a camp you like, you sneak in and put up your tent. Hopefully, the camp will welcome you. If the camp turn out to be shit, you wait for the dark again, and move on to the next camp.


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