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Smashing tents - what are your thougts ?


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Written on: 14.07.2013 09:27
Peter Christensen
Posts: 1
Hi icon_smile.gif

How long have the tradition of smashing tents and everything else up Sunday night been practiced ?

I went to the camping site Monday evening. To look for leftover stuff. something like 99.9% of the left tents were lying down. (Even in J )

More could be recycled or donated to useful purposes if everything weren't smashed icon_wink.gif

Is it a sign of people being too wealthy ? The throwaway culture in all its glory ? icon_eek.gif

However I managed to find some very expensive industrial grade rechargeable batteries icon_smile.gif

Just thoughts on a Sunday morning icon_smile.gif


[This article was edited 1 times, at last 14.07.2013 at 09:27.]
Written on: 14.07.2013 15:05
Saturnus
Posts: 3047
Don't think Hell Night as it's called was that bad this year. In fact, it's been quieter almost every year, so much so that it's not even "Hell Night" anymore. It's just a regular night for the most part.
Written on: 14.07.2013 19:26
Eef
Posts: 291
maybe because half of the festival leaves on a sunday?>
Written on: 14.07.2013 20:24
Saturnus
Posts: 3047
True. And I usually do as well in fact. However, had to see Kraftwerk this year so I had to stay.

But it might actually be a good idea to at least start discussing if Roskilde should cut a day, and start concerts in the festival area on Wednesday instead of the traditional Thurday, and then let the last concert on Saturday be the closing concert.

Times have changed, more and more people are leaving during Sunday now as they have to get back to reality on Monday. This was painfully obvious at the Kraftwerk concert. Filled to barely half capacity even though it was the only concert in progress, and with Pavillion, Cosmopol, and Odeon zones already shutdown.
Written on: 15.07.2013 07:45
Mr. Monster
Posts: 940
Saturnus wrote:

True. And I usually do as well in fact. However, had to see Kraftwerk this year so I had to stay.

But it might actually be a good idea to at least start discussing if Roskilde should cut a day, and start concerts in the festival area on Wednesday instead of the traditional Thurday, and then let the last concert on Saturday be the closing concert.

Times have changed, more and more people are leaving during Sunday now as they have to get back to reality on Monday. This was painfully obvious at the Kraftwerk concert. Filled to barely half capacity even though it was the only concert in progress, and with Pavillion, Cosmopol, and Odeon zones already shutdown.


Maybe it also time to discuss the Orange stage program. I'm not in favor of closing the stage or anything, but there were (again) so many bands that shouldn't have played there (with Kris Kristofferson and Bobby Womack as the worst) that I would suggest they cut the Orange Stage program down to two shows per night.

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Written on: 16.07.2013 11:02
sofia berg
Posts: 134
Saturnus wrote:

Times have changed, more and more people are leaving during Sunday now as they have to get back to reality on Monday. This was painfully obvious at the Kraftwerk concert. Filled to barely half capacity even though it was the only concert in progress, and with Pavillion, Cosmopol, and Odeon zones already shutdown.


I think that´s because it was Kraftwerk, which people know is a shitty live band and is not interested in.
If you look at the last years before, the Orange Stage have been fully crowded at the last concert. So I would say this year in an exception. icon_wink.gif
Written on: 16.07.2013 11:04
Saturnus
Posts: 3047
sofia berg wrote:

Saturnus wrote:

Times have changed, more and more people are leaving during Sunday now as they have to get back to reality on Monday. This was painfully obvious at the Kraftwerk concert. Filled to barely half capacity even though it was the only concert in progress, and with Pavillion, Cosmopol, and Odeon zones already shutdown.


I think that´s because it was Kraftwerk, which people know is a shitty live band and is not interested in.
If you look at the last years before, the Orange Stage have been fully crowded at the last concert. So I would say this year in an exception. icon_wink.gif


Kraftwerk is a shitty band?

ROFLMAO
Written on: 16.07.2013 11:07
sofia berg
Posts: 134
Saturnus wrote:

sofia berg wrote:

Saturnus wrote:

Times have changed, more and more people are leaving during Sunday now as they have to get back to reality on Monday. This was painfully obvious at the Kraftwerk concert. Filled to barely half capacity even though it was the only concert in progress, and with Pavillion, Cosmopol, and Odeon zones already shutdown.


I think that´s because it was Kraftwerk, which people know is a shitty live band and is not interested in.
If you look at the last years before, the Orange Stage have been fully crowded at the last concert. So I would say this year in an exception. icon_wink.gif


Kraftwerk is a shitty band?

ROFLMAO


Shitty LIVE band. At least, that is my opinion, and obviously people were not that interested in the show they offered. Or am I wrong?
Written on: 16.07.2013 11:19
Martin Horn Pedersen
Official RF person
Posts: 1194
sofia berg wrote:

Saturnus wrote:

sofia berg wrote:

Saturnus wrote:

Times have changed, more and more people are leaving during Sunday now as they have to get back to reality on Monday. This was painfully obvious at the Kraftwerk concert. Filled to barely half capacity even though it was the only concert in progress, and with Pavillion, Cosmopol, and Odeon zones already shutdown.


I think that´s because it was Kraftwerk, which people know is a shitty live band and is not interested in.
If you look at the last years before, the Orange Stage have been fully crowded at the last concert. So I would say this year in an exception. icon_wink.gif


Kraftwerk is a shitty band?

ROFLMAO


Shitty LIVE band. At least, that is my opinion, and obviously people were not that interested in the show they offered. Or am I wrong?


Kraftwerk is the first band that closes orange that I am sad I missed icon_frown.gif
Written on: 16.07.2013 11:27
Wallu
Posts: 636
sofia berg wrote:

Saturnus wrote:

sofia berg wrote:

Saturnus wrote:

Times have changed, more and more people are leaving during Sunday now as they have to get back to reality on Monday. This was painfully obvious at the Kraftwerk concert. Filled to barely half capacity even though it was the only concert in progress, and with Pavillion, Cosmopol, and Odeon zones already shutdown.


I think that´s because it was Kraftwerk, which people know is a shitty live band and is not interested in.
If you look at the last years before, the Orange Stage have been fully crowded at the last concert. So I would say this year in an exception. icon_wink.gif


Kraftwerk is a shitty band?

ROFLMAO


Shitty LIVE band. At least, that is my opinion, and obviously people were not that interested in the show they offered. Or am I wrong?


I liked it. The minimalism worked perfectly IMO and I´m glad to be seeing them again in a couple of weeks.
Written on: 16.07.2013 14:39
Saturnus
Posts: 3047
sofia berg wrote:

Saturnus wrote:

sofia berg wrote:

Saturnus wrote:

Times have changed, more and more people are leaving during Sunday now as they have to get back to reality on Monday. This was painfully obvious at the Kraftwerk concert. Filled to barely half capacity even though it was the only concert in progress, and with Pavillion, Cosmopol, and Odeon zones already shutdown.


I think that´s because it was Kraftwerk, which people know is a shitty live band and is not interested in.
If you look at the last years before, the Orange Stage have been fully crowded at the last concert. So I would say this year in an exception. icon_wink.gif


Kraftwerk is a shitty band?

ROFLMAO


Shitty LIVE band. At least, that is my opinion, and obviously people were not that interested in the show they offered. Or am I wrong?


You could not be more wrong. In both aspects. They are and were fantastic live.

People leaving earlier is not because of the bands playing. It's a social trend, and I myself have had to in recent years missing out Prince to name one. It's due to people having to work, and many also have to travel quite far. Sunday plane/train tickets are much more readily available and cheaper than weekday tickets. In many cases you pay around half if you travel on Sunday instead of Monday.
Written on: 16.07.2013 20:25
Cathrine
Posts: 48
I left after Kraftwerk this year(I usually stay til sunday), and I have to say there was a LOT more people at Kraftwerk, then at Björk last year. Don't even remember who closed two years ago (kings of leon?), but pretty sure a lot of people left before that too. I know our camp sure felt abandoned.
Last year P was pretty much abandoned before Björk even started up, and I had no problem seeing the stage from around the middle of the area in front of Orange. Seemed to be quite a lot of people at Kraftwerk, considering it was the last show.
This year when I left, I regretted my decision because so many people stayed behind, compared to earlier years I've been when we've felt all alone during the last night.
Written on: 13.09.2013 20:16
niels
Posts: 5
Don't smash tents on Sunday

Lots of people leave on Monday. They need their tents.

[This article was edited 1 times, at last 13.09.2013 at 20:16.]
Written on: 17.10.2013 00:50
Stand up for rock n' roll!
Posts: 471
Cathrine wrote:

I left after Kraftwerk this year(I usually stay til sunday), and I have to say there was a LOT more people at Kraftwerk, then at Björk last year. Don't even remember who closed two years ago (kings of leon?), but pretty sure a lot of people left before that too. I know our camp sure felt abandoned.
Last year P was pretty much abandoned before Björk even started up, and I had no problem seeing the stage from around the middle of the area in front of Orange. Seemed to be quite a lot of people at Kraftwerk, considering it was the last show.
This year when I left, I regretted my decision because so many people stayed behind, compared to earlier years I've been when we've felt all alone during the last night.


Kings of leon was quite full.. i don't know about björk, but plenty of people in the area were we camped had zero intentions of seeing her, including my camp, which is the general reason why we left around 21:00
Written on: 19.10.2013 08:04
robinhood
Posts: 7
Martin Horn Pedersen wrote:

sofia berg wrote:

Saturnus wrote:

sofia berg wrote:

Saturnus wrote:

Times have changed, more and more people are leaving during Sunday now as they have to get back to reality on Monday. This was painfully obvious at the Kraftwerk concert. Filled to barely half capacity even though it was the only concert in progress, and with Pavillion, Cosmopol, and Odeon zones already shutdown.


I think that´s because it was Kraftwerk, which people know is a shitty live band and is not interested in.
If you look at the last years before, the Orange Stage have been fully crowded at the last concert. So I would say this year in an exception. icon_wink.gif


Kraftwerk is a shitty band?

ROFLMAO


Shitty LIVE band. At least, that is my opinion, and obviously people were not that interested in the show they offered. Or am I wrong?


Kraftwerk is the first band that closes orange that I am sad I missed icon_frown.gif


you dident miss much they where shitty i was there and it is just not a closing band for orange scene bad choice roskilde
Written on: 19.10.2013 11:27
Wallu
Posts: 636
robinhood wrote:

Martin Horn Pedersen wrote:

sofia berg wrote:

Saturnus wrote:

sofia berg wrote:

Saturnus wrote:

Times have changed, more and more people are leaving during Sunday now as they have to get back to reality on Monday. This was painfully obvious at the Kraftwerk concert. Filled to barely half capacity even though it was the only concert in progress, and with Pavillion, Cosmopol, and Odeon zones already shutdown.


I think that´s because it was Kraftwerk, which people know is a shitty live band and is not interested in.
If you look at the last years before, the Orange Stage have been fully crowded at the last concert. So I would say this year in an exception. icon_wink.gif


Kraftwerk is a shitty band?

ROFLMAO


Shitty LIVE band. At least, that is my opinion, and obviously people were not that interested in the show they offered. Or am I wrong?


Kraftwerk is the first band that closes orange that I am sad I missed icon_frown.gif


you dident miss much they where shitty i was there and it is just not a closing band for orange scene bad choice roskilde


I liked it.
Written on: 20.10.2013 02:04
Fjellaben
Posts: 13
Hell night started as far as I noticed somewhere around 1998 with lots of camps being set on fire. (yes there where containerbanging before 1998 but in someway that had more to do with rythm and music that burning things). I actually had to wake my friends up and get them out of the tent because the camp next to us was burning with flames licking 3-4 meters high only a few yards away from the tent with my sleeping friends in it in 98 or 99. That said the burning of camps have gotten a lot better since a few years back thanks to effort from the festival and firedepartement. The trashing and smashing of camps still continue though and that really needs to end. It is a realy shitty way to end the festival and several of my friends many of them female get scared and afraid that night and therefore leave early. I addition its a very poor signal to send out to the rest of the world. Look here in Scandinavia we are so rich and fucked up that we can destroy our stuff instead of donating it to someone in need or actually re-use it next year.

If you absoluty have to smash something that last day smash youre own head against the pavement instead. Seriously.

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Written on: 21.10.2013 09:14
Sjabba
Posts: 20
Fjellaben wrote:

Hell night started as far as I noticed somewhere around 1998 with lots of camps being set on fire. (yes there where containerbanging before 1998 but in someway that had more to do with rythm and music that burning things). I actually had to wake my friends up and get them out of the tent because the camp next to us was burning with flames licking 3-4 meters high only a few yards away from the tent with my sleeping friends in it in 98 or 99. That said the burning of camps have gotten a lot better since a few years back thanks to effort from the festival and firedepartement. The trashing and smashing of camps still continue though and that really needs to end. It is a realy shitty way to end the festival and several of my friends many of them female get scared and afraid that night and therefore leave early. I addition its a very poor signal to send out to the rest of the world. Look here in Scandinavia we are so rich and fucked up that we can destroy our stuff instead of donating it to someone in need or actually re-use it next year.

If you absoluty have to smash something that last day smash youre own head against the pavement instead. Seriously.


It started earlier than '98. I remember in '96 when 10 of them plastic toilets were set on fire. Groups of people were just walking around with sticks and smashing and burning up everyting that came in their way. I think it was in '97 they had the concerts that lasted all night until monday morning in an effort to calm things down. They also had this big container that was set on fire and people were standing around hitting to make these rythms. That was also something that was introduced from the festival. Would guess it started to escalate in '94 or '95, maybe even earlier.


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