Wacken Stories

Almost 30 years of W:O:A lead to many, many great stories – crazy, heart-warming, revealing, or just plain funny. To collect those stories, we have talked to the people that live, work or party around the „Wacken Holy Ground“. Their experience illustrate the festival’s extraordinary spirit, so have fun with special anecdotes which you won’t find everywhere else: Here are the „Wacken Stories“!

  1. Harry Metal - „Crew Love Is True Love“
  2. Conny Kraus - „We made many new friends throughout the years“
  3. Mambo Kurt - „I have to play here until I die“
  4. Günther Jacobs - „We partied with Doro like there was no tomorrow“
  5. Gerd Nottelmann - „We reenacted Wacken in the southwest of Germany“
  6. Oliver "Otti" Otto - „A special service was provided backstage“
  7. Stefan Matuschek - „If you know Holger, you know he talks fast…“
  8. Franziska Dönnecke - „There are no questions that can shock us anymore“
  9. Uli Kruse - „I met plenty of freaks even before Wacken“
  10. Jörg Stammer - „The bear barrel that was glued to his head...“
  11. Jörg Düsedau - „I surely had walked over 20 km!“
  12. Asim Searah - „Wacken taught me not to be afraid of big dreams“
  13. Thomas Vollbrecht - „Suddenly Dio’s equipment was missing“
  14. Axel Rudi Pell - „It was so embarrassing, I wanted to die!“
  15. Tom Angelripper - „He swore never to travel with ‚Smoke Team Sodom‘ again“
  16. Hansi Kürsch - „I’m not a Scotsman, I don’t know on which side a kilt opens“
  17. Björn Luig - „What we are doing here? We are breaking into this car. What does it look like?“
  18. Andreas Stein - „Artists are just regular people“
  19. Liz Vegas - „Steel Panther called and said: ‚Liz, bring your travel kit!‘“
  20. Gerhard Tolksdorf - „On three occasions the festival was really close to being shut down because of the weather“
  21. Sonja Lattwesen - „I’ve never witnessed so much adrenaline“
  22. Emy Bernhard - „Beer-English, Beer-German and Beer-French – she didn’t react to anything and kept on sleeping“
  23. Andreas "Maschine" Pooch - „At one point we started just nodding at each other. Those four days were fun!“

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