stoned from the underground

Biking to Stoned From The Underground 2014

Thursday, August 21st, 2014 | Activities, Music, Sites | 2 Comments

From my point of view Stoned From The Underground is pretty much the closest thing to the perfect festival. It’s still small, it’s in the summer, you can park next to your tent and you have a lake to swim in just next to the camp ground and stages. And obviously it’s stoner, doom and psychedelic rock driven – just my cup of tea.

For various reasons it seemed a good idea to ride by bike to the festival. I love riding the bike, it gets you close to nature and your limits if you want to. The scenery of Hessen and Thüringen really blew my mind, I did not know how beautiful the rural eastern parts of Germany really are. Hainich National Park and its Rennstieg were awesome. Savage, dark and mysterious.

Anyway, here are a few shots of the bike trip and the festival.

I hope I can make it again next year. This time I will not start near Kassel, maybe Frankfurt, so I can approach from the south west to see even more of beautiful Germany.

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Stoned From The Underground 2011

Monday, July 11th, 2011 | Activities, Music | 1 Comment

It’s been a while since I visited a festival … I guess it was Roadburn a few years ago. (Yet I don’t consider Roadburn a “real” festival, shuttle buses from the camp site to an indoors venue? WTF?) Anyway, Stoned From The Underground was awesome! Open air, camp site nearby, only 2000+ people, great weather, great bands. Now that’s what I call a festival!

The only thing I can easily pass on are the reckless drunkards who just never know when to STFU.

And next year, please everybody bring your own chair, for heavens sake! I don’t want to ASK whether I can use my own gear. Fucking cadgers … sometimes I’m proud to be square!

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