so a short sumup after the fist 2 days and my fifth sziget so far:
- food prices got pretty high, huh? i remember talking to locals like 3 years ago and they said sziget got almost unaffordable for hungarians. well, sad seeing them raising their prices higher and higher. the festial prices for a gyros pita are like 4 times higher than the regular standard in budapest. it's like paying 16 euro for gyros sandwich on a festival home in middle europe.
- I dont know but coming back this year was pretty disappointing so far - the relaxed vibe is pretty much gone and it kinda reminds me of coachella. people more focusing on doing a great snapchat story during the shows instead of enjoying the concerts.
- mega-mainstream pop headliners like ed sheeran seem to attract a crowd that I'm incompatible with, I guess. my girlfriend and me descided to quit waiting in the crowd and skip the show cause of people beeing extremely pushy and trying hard to get closer to the stage. that said, I'm normally based in the punk-scene, I dont mind pogodancing and a good moshpit but I like to enjoy shows and dont want to fight for every inch of space.
- all in all the organisation of the festival is really excellent - we had no waiting issues to get the wristband, to load the festipay thingy, etc.
I hope that the upcoming days will be more like the "old sziget" I love. Looking forward to the national, catfish and the bottlemen and IDLES, but I already descided that this will be my last sziget festival. Enjoy your stay guys!