Sweden Rock Festival 2011

So, like I said I went to Sweden Rock Festival again. And I must say this year was one of the best so far :D The weather was really good, just a thunder storm on Wednesday night and some light rain on Thursday, the rest of the week was sunny and warm. We saw some awesome bands, ate some delicious festival food, barely slept at all and just generally had a good time.

Imaginary Karin - Sweden Rock Festival 2011

We left on Monday evening and got there at noon on Tuesday. This photo shows the camp site just after we put up the tents. Notice how clean it is and how much space we have. Just a day later there were tents EVERYWHERE around us. And at the end of the week you could barely see the grass for all the trash…

Imaginary Karin - Sweden Rock Festival 2011

One evening it was REALLY windy and the whole marquee thing just lifted, made a somersault and landed on its back on top of our tent :oops: We did manage to put it back together, with the help of much duct tape and swearing.

Kids, if there’s anything I’ve learned during my years at Sweden Rock it’s this: NEVER go camping without duct tape!

Imaginary Karin - Sweden Rock Festival 2011

How awesome is it to have a sleeping bag with limbs? Jörgen knows how to travel in style 8)

Imaginary Karin - Sweden Rock Festival 2011

As you can see there were plenty of people there. 33 000 according to the organizers.
No wonder the grass is trampled into yellow dust.

Imaginary Karin - Sweden Rock Festival 2011

A picture of me AND Markus together. How very rare :P

Imaginary Karin - Sweden Rock Festival 2011

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I didn’t do much shopping, mainly because I found a pair of handmade leather boots that ate most of my shopping budget :P But they’re worth it, they’re beautiful! To bad it’s summer so I’ll have to wait a few months until I can wear them…
I also bought a festival t-shirt since SRF is celebrating their 20th anniversary this year. And I finally found an Alice Cooper t-shirt! A girlie nonetheless!
And I also got a beautiful necklace from Alchemy Gothic.

I’ll save the bands for later. I have to gather some concert photos from my friends first, then I’ll go into the music.

Comments

  1. 27 June 2011

    Looks like you had a wonderful time! Although how fun was a thunderstorm in a tent??

    • 28 June 2011

      Haha, it was kinda nice and cosy actually. I like thunder :) And the tent we were sleeping in is very sturdy and waterproof and all that. Some of the others had problems though…

  2. 30 June 2011

    I want that sleeping bag! I’ve never even heard of sleeping bags with limbs, but it’s a genius idea!

    I love, love, love Alchemy Gothic’s stuff, but I’ve never seen that pendant. I have to hunt that one down, because it’s gorgeous.

    Still so jealous about the festival, and it looks like you had a blast. Can’t wait to read your post about the music! :D

  3. 30 June 2011

    Sounds like you had a lot of fun! I’m glad to hear that no one got seriously hurt by flying objects due to the strong winds — that picture was pretty crazy, lol.

    And I must say — the full body sleeping bag is awesome! Gimme me a purple colored one and I’d wear it. :P The necklace was super cute too! I love the brassy-ness of the inside of the heart.

  4. 2 July 2011

    That’s a pretty cool sleeping bag! I’ve never seen one like that before. It looks like you had another fun time. I don’t see how you couldn’t with nice weather and great crowds (I love crowds lol).

  5. 2 July 2011

    How fun! Love all of the photos.

  6. Mindy
    3 July 2011

    That looks like lots of fun!! Love the pics!