Another year, another Roskilde Festival (my 8th one to be precise). Here are my shots from the first day of the event, along with a few general observations. #Rf17 seems to be a lot more formal but that doesn’t neccessarily mean it’s better organised. It’s early on but I have yet to figure this festival out (or I have grown old).
Rescue services are in full force, which is reassuring for us merrymakers
B – Beer bowling
Beer bowling – a national sport at Roskilde, comme tojours.
C – Can collectors
Can collectors from far and wide
D – Delights
Delights – of the (charming) culinary sort – lots of em!
E – Epic Sax Guy
We found him!
F – Foxes
Where there’s foliage there’s foxes – this one was sat by the train tracks in Roskilde West
G – Gadgets
Gadgets & gizmos galore – Fatboys and fidget spinners are killin’ it at Rf17
H – Happy times
Keep em coming 😉
I – Illimatic fashion
Rf17 is hip ville 2.0
J – Jams
Traffic jams, music jams, people jams (like this one on the bridge over to Roskilde West)
K – Kicks
Some stand out more than others
L – Loopey slogans
You can thank Trump for them later
M – Mobile phones
There are mobiles galore and I am also guilty of reaching into my pocket for mine a bit too often
N – Nosh
Nosh – lots of it, mostly organic
O – Old Gees
It’s a festival for the young and old but young at heart
P – Police
There is a heightened police presence this year. I saw police with M16 rifles ( a first), plain clothes police with labradors and police cars driving around
Q – Questions
What are you looking at?
R – Rubbish!
One (wo) man’s treasure, another (wo) man’s trash
S – Skate
The skatepark is less flamboyant this year. Last year’s festival saw Red Bull host a range of engaging activities in my favourite corner of Roskilde West. This year, not much is happening there, though Game Denmark have taken ownership of most of the sporting activities in the rest of the area.
T – Tunnel
The tunnel at Roskilde station – blissful at this moment in time but typically jam-packed
U – Urine
Urine – urine everywhere (but there are more toilets and urinals around)
V – Vans – They are off the wall and über alles
W – Woodstock
Woodstock and Roskilde – not that many parallels but you will find the Woodstock Hummel bus parked in Roskilde West
X – X marks the spot
We all love setting crosses by the names we’d like to see on stage
Y – YOLO
You really do only live once at Roskilde. Cheesy? – it’s Y, give me a break!
Z – Zzz
Beauty sleep – get lots of it at RF17!
See you out there for more action from the music days from Wednesday onwards. Which bands are on your hit list this year? Here’s a list of my favourites from last year. For more Roskilde Festival pictures, check out my 2015 photo roundup