Roskilde Festival 2017 A-Z day one

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).

A- Authorities


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

IMG_1466There 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

IMG_1515.JPGIt’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



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


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