pondelok 21. júna 2010

Sonisphere in words

So, I got some sleep and now I am ready to share my Sonisphere experience. First of all - what is Sonisphere? It is a festival event where "The big four" meets on one stage. Big four includes Anthrax, Megadeth, Slayer and Metallica. As far as I understood this was for the first time in history and it was the greatest day for all keen metalists.

Compared to other music festivals, the first thing that stroke me was a lot of black. I think 90% of the audience was dressed in black (thank God it wasn´t hot that day), jeans, metal T-shirts, heavy boots and - long hair.
On our way there I met a girl with the longest hair I have ever seen:

Apropo the road. Few kilometers before the spot - abandoned airport in Milovice - the road narrowed and we got stuck there for almost 2 hours, moving in a pace of a snail - very, very bad organisation of traffic (this is just the note to organizers).

The surroundings looked like a ghost town - block of flats, school, shops - but destroyed and with no sign of life anywhere.

When we finally arrived, I wondered by myself with a camera, while guys were enjoying Megadeth. I was a little bit scared sometimes, not everyone wants his picture taken, especially when you as a photographer are attracted to the most bizzare people. Some, on the other hand, were jumping in front of my lenses, striking poses and smiling into the camera. And the rest didn´t pay attention, because they were in some kind of delirium (from the music, or from the alcohol).

There was a complete amusement park in the place including autodrome, which, whith the combination with heavy metal people was a very interesting combination.
The inflatable guitar was one of the favourite must -haves. Lot of guys got crazy performing the moves together with their heroes on the podium. Number one must -have was of course a T-shirt with your fauvorite band. Black, of course.

Many people didn´t make it to the final performance - they fell asleep everywhere around refreshment stands or right in the "auditorium". Many people didn´t make it to the toilets - this was much worse then fall asleep - I saw a guy pissing right in front of him, almost on other people´s legs. Yak!

Well, we survived till the end and decided to spend a night in a tent. Wisely, as we learned later, because other got stuck again in the traffic from airport for over 2 hours. At that time we were already in our sleeping bags, trying not to hear the happy metal fans celebrating this one of a kind event :-) .

More pictures to come later...

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