FESTIVAL REVIEW: WACKEN OPEN AIR 2018 Live at Schleswig-Holstein, Germany – Day 4 (Saturday)
It’s the last day of Wacken, your emotions are shaken up like a snow globe. You’re excited because it’s Wacken, but your sad to say goodbye soon. Saying goodbye to the new friends you’ve made is always the hardest. This was the day of insanity. Your body is tired, you have no voice yet you find the strength to party on. This was the day Alestorm, Gojira, Steel Panther and Helloween were playing. Saturday’s line up was packed. That’s just to name a few bands but from 2pm-2am there were amazing bands playing.
Alestorm are great live. They bring out such a charismatic atmosphere that you find yourself acting like a pirate. My crew and I all dressed the part. We had pirate earing and eye patches and instead of starting a mosh pit we started a rowing pit. We all got on the ground and started to row. The best is when others joined in. Alestorm were fun and it was a party seeing them live, but when it comes to humor they were no match for Steel Panther. There was a moment where I was holding my side because I was laughing too hard. The whole band rip on each other and then bring up chicks to show their tits. It’s a great live show. In reality, I’m sure they could have played more songs instead of talking so much, but for how funny they were it doesn’t even matter. At one point I think they had 20 girls on stage. Each one excited to have a chance to show off their boobs. The crowd did not complain.
Alestorm, Steel Panther and Gojira were all amazing but now it was time for the main course, Helloween! Fireworks started going off, they had insane videos and it was pitch dark out. There couldn’t have been a better environment to experience Helloween then the last day of Wacken. It was the best send off.
Attending Wacken Open Air was at the top of my bucket list. 2018 marked my third year going. Warning it is addicting. This was the first year without mud, and even though I love the rain I think 2018 was my favourite year so far. I highly recommend attending this festival. It truly is a life changing experience that will test you to your limits but once you get to the other side there is no going back. Next year marks the 30th anniversary of Wacken, I hope to see you there.