Everybody says that Haldern is the nicest and most familial festival in Germany. I must admit that until now, the lineup never really convinced me, but this was different this year of course. And after my very bad experience with this year’s Southside festival I really couldn’t wait for Haldern – great bands, muuuuuuch smaller and in the middle of summer, so not as freezing cold as Southside. Ha ha ha… great bands and much smaller, yes, that was true, and I guess it also was one or two degrees warmer. But to make up for that, it was raining almost constantly – and I’ve never seen so much mud in one place (and yes, I’ve been to St. Gallen and yes, I was at Taubertal Festival in 2004 *g*). Which, by the way, is the reason there are no concert pictures this time – it did actually stop raining during the Kaizers show, but for one it was impossible to predict that and also, my camera would have ended up in the mud at some point in time anyway. =;-)
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