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  1. Rock Werchter 2017

    I just got home (after the most amazing experience ever) and I took my festival bracelets off remembering the great time spent there. We did not encounter any of the issues mentioned by others previously: we found a decent camping spot, staff was more than OK and helpful in case we needed anything. In regards to the lack of camping spots, I saw free spots in the camping during the festival. For example, next to our tent there was space for two more tents. And in regards to the gazebos: why would you take up someone's camping space with that? A gazebo does use 1 full tent space, no? Just sayin'.. Now, about the festival itself: I found it great. It was a well organised festival. I liked the fact that I was not pushed around all the time and that I didn't have to queue for more than 5 minutes for a drink or for food or the bathroom which was always clean (unike others I've experienced). The odder in which I have mentioned the bands might be subject to change because I am remembering things all the time, but on a general note it goes like this: 1. Radiohead - Amazing. We managed to get spots in the second pit next to the fence and I saw it all. No standing on tiptoes to catch a glimpse. Even though I was majorly disappointed by the fact that the show ended earlier than planned (I did come to the festival mainly for them) I got over it the next day. Benjamin Clementine - That's how you educate a crowd. I discovered him a short time before he was announced for Werchter but I was not dexpecting him to have such a great performance. 2. SOAD - I was pretty excited about seeing them. We didn't get a very good spot as we did for Radiohead and KOL, but still it was good to hear them and be part of an amazing crowd. 3. Prophets Of Rage - Thee guys are amazing. I was kinda scared about the circles and getting somehow caught in one by accident. My boyfriend actually went in 2-3 times and he really had fun. I quite enjoyed their show and I would definitely go see them again. 4. Foo Fighters - I was not very enthusiastic about seeing them, but they impressed me. 5. KOL - I liked them. I kinda sang Walls alone as the people around me did not really know the song. I think I murdered their ears but I had to do it. Future Islands - That guy is absolutely amazing and I loved their show. We went out and saw half of it on the grass as I couldn't stand the heat but even so I enjoyed it a lot. Sohn - No words. He gave me the chills. Imagine Dragons - Great show, nice energy, amazing crowd, at least where we were located. 6. Royal Blood - I didn't know them so they were quite a nice surprise. 7. Linkin Park - It amazed me that I knew the lyrics of songs that i haven't listened in a loooooong time. Great show. 8. Arcade Fire - I enjoyed the last year show more. I felt them as bored and not in the mood to play. Except for the one who ran and jumped around the stage. Kodaline - We watched the show on the screen outside as we could not go in. Hearing almost everybody around me singing "High hopes" was unexpected. An unexpected and pleasant surprise. We went to see some more bands, but I myself was either not too impressed or maybe I was just not in the mood at that point: Cigarettes After Sex, Tout va Bien, Milky Chance, Alt j, Nothing But Thieves, Savages, Rag'n'Bone Man. Ohh.. I almost forgot to mention the fail of the whole festival: James Blake. What was that guy doing on main stage? What was he doing at Werchter? Is it just me or they screwed that one up?
  2. Rock Werchter 2017

    Hey, when they permitted access in the campsite it was raining but now the sun is up and hopefully we'll see no more rain. The campsite is OK, you can place your tent with no issues as the earth is hard (at least where we're situated - but I don't see why it'd be different in other places).
  3. Rock Werchter 2017

    Yes, it slipped my mind. :)) I landed on Charleroi, but I'm already on the train to Leuven now. Thanks anyway!
  4. Rock Werchter 2017

    I have a question in regards to the train and that's mostly because I feel like I'm missing something here. I see that I have to change the train in Brussel-Zuid. Is there really no direct train?
  5. Rock Werchter 2017

    Hairdryer? Good one as I didn't really thought about getting that one with me. And even if I wanted to, taking into consideration that it's 34 degrees here in Bucharest, the wellies stocks have melted.
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    Thaaank you! Do you have them minion sized? :)) I found some nice ones online. and they're not that expensive, just in case we'll need any... http://be.sportsdirect.com/dunlop-wellington-junior-boots-094066?colcode=09406603 I'll check them tonight. I also have some solution to make the boots water resistant. Dunno why I'm like this about the rain... it's not like the flood is coming.
  7. Rock Werchter 2017

    So, wellies? I was thinking of getting only my boots too. I wouldn't want to carry them all the way for nothing. Mind you, I don't even own a pair at the moment and last minute wellies shopping was not on the list. Grrr...
  8. Rock Werchter 2017

    Or that.. Seems like I have lived in a lie until today.
  9. Rock Werchter 2017

    Better get them in advance as it's cheaper: 2.5 Euro/coupon until tomorrow, 2.75 Euro/coupon afterward. At the festival site, I understand that they cost 3 Euro/coupon.
  10. Rock Werchter 2017

    It's a long shot, but I'll try: is anyone flying out from Bucharest on Wednesday morning? Or maybe landing on Charleroi around 09:00?
  11. Rock Werchter 2017

    And Accuweather shows rain, rain, rain. I'm starting to like this site less and less. I'll wear my shorts. Maybe the rain takes pity on my and goes away.
  12. Rock Werchter 2017

    Yea, this year it's camping for me and no time to wash things afterwards. And I'm on holiday, I don't wanna wash anything. :)) Well, I'm usually looking on Accuweather and this is what it shows at the moment.
  13. Rock Werchter 2017

    Brilliant idea, as i like to say: great minds think alike. However, I'm still pondering about how to pack extra light for a 10 days, 1 festival, 2 countries adventure.
  14. Rock Werchter 2017

    I will die carrying my bags. It's been easy until now... no train ticket to give you a hard time, no wristbands to think about (I totally forgot we gotta get those also), and no rain in sight. Getting back to the happy jumpy mood: it's getting closer!!
  15. Rock Werchter 2017

    Yay! I'll definitely hit the play button when I get home. Thank you for sharing them!

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