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The gravel-pit


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Written on: 02.03.2009 17:25
Så scorede Lyngby sgu!
Posts: 633
We might as well start re-making these threads.


I just realized that with the giant gravel pit on the best camping spots and a pretty big area reserved for the climate camping - also on a pretty good spot it seems - getting a decent spot will be tough this year.
Written on: 02.03.2009 17:56
Pablo
Posts: 108
I guess it depends where exactly theyve filled in from previous years digging. If there's more room near the lake area (or Service East) then Ill be a happy bunny.

How big is the climate camping area?
Written on: 02.03.2009 18:02
MasterMaster
Posts: 1462
Getting good spots is overrated IMO icon_razz.gif
It doesnt seem to make THAT much of a difference...people always talk about how far away some of the places are from the concert area, but last year I stayed at kind off i mixture between M and P (M was at the very north of the East side, P was at the very south), and i had just as much fun at both places! And it only took me about 5min to walk from P to the Orange Stageicon_smile.gif
Written on: 02.03.2009 18:08
Så scorede Lyngby sgu!
Posts: 633
I guess your both right. The area just north of the lake is nice, and theres probably more space now. I lived next to the gravel pit last year, just south of it in the "valley" between H and K, and it was a-okay.
Written on: 02.03.2009 18:26
Pablo
Posts: 108
Overrated? Hmmm...

I would possibly agree with you if it wasnt for:

- Spending a week in Silent Camp. No atmosphere whatsoever.
- Camping on a slope in both 04 and 07.

The location because of the walk to the arena doesnt bother me. There are enough food stalls/toilets within 5 mins of any tent, so thats out of the equation too. Getting a decent pitch is more about not making the same mistakes, if that makes sense. Some areas definitely have more atmosphere than others (that goes for East and West), regardless of how close they were to the arena.
Written on: 02.03.2009 20:32
Classic rock dude!
Posts: 2496
Mastermaster skrev:

Getting good spots is overrated IMO icon_razz.gif
It doesnt seem to make THAT much of a difference...people always talk about how far away some of the places are from the concert area, but last year I stayed at kind off i mixture between M and P (M was at the very north of the East side, P was at the very south), and i had just as much fun at both places! And it only took me about 5min to walk from P to the Orange Stageicon_smile.gif


Try staying in the wild west, between the entrance and the windmill and tell me it doesn't matter icon_wink.gif

Best place to be mate!
Written on: 02.03.2009 22:08
Limabeancross
Posts: 1426
Mirichello: Are you referring to 06? I didn't mind that space, I just thought it was low on atmosphere being so 'out of the way'.

I really didn't care much for West last year. Give me East anyday.
Written on: 02.03.2009 22:37
Pablo
Posts: 108
Liam Cross skrev:

Mirichello: Are you referring to 06? I didn't mind that space, I just thought it was low on atmosphere being so 'out of the way'.

I really didn't care much for West last year. Give me East anyday.


Yup. Thats the space. Compared to our camps in 03, 04 and 05 (which were only about 150 metres away) it was such a difference. Never again.

I didnt mind West so much - scaling that bridge 6 times a day was abit of a struggle (although you could tell when you were drunk coz you couldnt count the steps anymore). But I definitely prefer East.
Written on: 02.03.2009 22:41
Lord Beef Jerky
Posts: 1500
Been both to West and East, and to me East has the best atmosphere, is closest to the festival area and just generally feels a bit more like Roskilde than West does. The gravel pits invasion must be stopped. Can't we sabotage it somehow?
Written on: 02.03.2009 23:10
Classic rock dude!
Posts: 2496
Lord Beef Jerky skrev:

Been both to West and East, and to me East has the best atmosphere, is closest to the festival area and just generally feels a bit more like Roskilde than West does. The gravel pits invasion must be stopped. Can't we sabotage it somehow?


You can blow it up icon_biggrin.gif
Written on: 02.03.2009 23:13
Lord Beef Jerky
Posts: 1500
Høst skrev:

Lord Beef Jerky skrev:

Been both to West and East, and to me East has the best atmosphere, is closest to the festival area and just generally feels a bit more like Roskilde than West does. The gravel pits invasion must be stopped. Can't we sabotage it somehow?


You can blow it up icon_biggrin.gif


Dammit! I'm fresh out of TNT and ACDC is a no-show this year!
Written on: 02.03.2009 23:39
His Dudeness
Posts: 93
Mastermaster skrev:

And it only took me about 5min to walk from P to the Orange Stageicon_smile.gif


5 minutes?! How's that possible from P?

Took me 10 minutes from M in a normal walking pace. icon_eek.gif
Written on: 03.03.2009 00:07
Aleg-One
Posts: 1744
Lord Beef Jerky skrev:

Been both to West and East, and to me East has the best atmosphere, is closest to the festival area and just generally feels a bit more like Roskilde than West does. The gravel pits invasion must be stopped. Can't we sabotage it somehow?



Well, we could dig up all the gardens of the people who runs the gravel pit, and then use the dirt to fill it up icon_smile.gif Viva La Roskilde!
Written on: 03.03.2009 08:57
CharlieSabotage
Posts: 378
I'm a westside girl, but yeah, the gravel pit must be stopped.
Written on: 03.03.2009 09:16
Mr. Monster
Posts: 944
CharlieSabotage skrev:

I'm a westside girl, but yeah, the gravel pit must be stopped.


It won't - there are laws about this. And probably next year they start at West icon_frown.gif

The good thing is they'll also start filling up the hole on East so at some point the majority off the camping will be east icon_lol.gif I'm an east guy, by the way...

Another good thing is that the filled up areas are drained the best, so these areas survive a rain festival a lot better.
Written on: 03.03.2009 11:53
Limabeancross
Posts: 1426
Pablo wrote:

Liam Cross wrote:

Mirichello: Are you referring to 06? I didn't mind that space, I just thought it was low on atmosphere being so 'out of the way'.

I really didn't care much for West last year. Give me East anyday.


Yup. Thats the space. Compared to our camps in 03, 04 and 05 (which were only about 150 metres away) it was such a difference. Never again.

I didnt mind West so much - scaling that bridge 6 times a day was abit of a struggle (although you could tell when you were drunk coz you couldnt count the steps anymore). But I definitely prefer East.


I didn't hate West, I just didn't find that it had the same atmosphere. Even 06 seemed to have more of an atmosphere, because we didn't stay in that Silent Camp area all the time, we did explore the rest of East too.

His Dudeness wrote:

Mastermaster wrote:

And it only took me about 5min to walk from P to the Orange Stageicon_smile.gif


5 minutes?! How's that possible from P?

Took me 10 minutes from M in a normal walking pace. icon_eek.gif


Maybe it depends how drunk you are, and how many detours you take along the way icon_smile.gif. In 2007 it took around 15 minutes to walk from there, the mud slowed the feet down so much. It seemed close, but didn't feel it.
Written on: 03.03.2009 18:49
EmilMark
Posts: 765
Lets camp in the gravel pit!!!

[This article was edited 1 times, at last 03.03.2009 at 18:49.]
Written on: 03.03.2009 21:46
Mr. Monster
Posts: 944
emil_mark skrev:

Lets camp in the gravel pit!!!


Just wait a few years and you will! Seriously as far as I remember a somewhat large area in the south/western part of the pit will be opened for camping this year (or maybe next year)
Written on: 03.03.2009 21:57
Så scorede Lyngby sgu!
Posts: 633
Monster71 skrev:

emil_mark skrev:

Lets camp in the gravel pit!!!


Just wait a few years and you will! Seriously as far as I remember a somewhat large area in the south/western part of the pit will be opened for camping this year (or maybe next year)


Have you heard that from anywere or is it "just" something you pressume? It would make sense And be fantastic.
Written on: 03.03.2009 22:11
Limabeancross
Posts: 1426
I think it has been said by a Roskilde official that the gravel pit will be gradually filled in and eventually reused as camping space. They'll need it if they're going to start digging up West. As has been suggested here before, there's a strong possibility that once that gravel pit is completely filled in and in use for camping again, West could stop being used altogether.
Written on: 03.03.2009 22:16
Pablo
Posts: 108
Så scorede Lyngby sgu! wrote:

Monster71 wrote:

emil_mark wrote:

Lets camp in the gravel pit!!!


Just wait a few years and you will! Seriously as far as I remember a somewhat large area in the south/western part of the pit will be opened for camping this year (or maybe next year)


Have you heard that from anywere or is it "just" something you pressume? It would make sense And be fantastic.


Certain areas had been filled in, yet were still closed off. Definitely on the west side of the pit. Then again, you could see why it was closed off as it didnt look very suitable. Hopefully this will be ready for 09?
Written on: 03.03.2009 22:19
Mr. Monster
Posts: 944
Så scorede Lyngby sgu! skrev:

Monster71 skrev:

emil_mark skrev:

Lets camp in the gravel pit!!!


Just wait a few years and you will! Seriously as far as I remember a somewhat large area in the south/western part of the pit will be opened for camping this year (or maybe next year)


Have you heard that from anywere or is it "just" something you pressume? It would make sense And be fantastic.


I participated in a Works Commitee regarding camping (focus on garbage) last year and they told us. But I believe it has been in the press as well.
Written on: 03.03.2009 22:24
Så scorede Lyngby sgu!
Posts: 633
Nice!
Written on: 04.03.2009 02:33
Saturnus
Posts: 3047
Let's get one thing straight first. The company having the gravel pit rights are very sensitive to the Festivals needs, however they required by law to dig in the areas they have applied to, they cannot choose not to exploit the rights or they will be given to another company, potentially less sensitive to the Festivals needs. So any kind of protest or sabotage is at best pointless, and at worst detrimental.

As far as I know, areas previously exploited needs one or two years rest after being filled up for the earth to settle so they can be used for camping again. And I can definately see that the areas set on rest in 2007 would need another year before able to be used. So this year we might have 2 years worth of refilled areas available.

Either way, space will hardly be a problem, there was rather larges areas free on P even on Friday last year, so if you arrive late then heading there will be your safest bet.
Written on: 04.03.2009 08:14
Peppep
Posts: 51
When can we expect to see a leaked map of this year's grounds? May?


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