KIT was good fun as usual. Despite feeling ill leading up to and through the festival there were still plenty of things going on. I suppose as I get older the need to see every band is no longer as strong as the early years.
Decided to arrive early on the Friday in order to get in and get ticket for next year. The year the entrance was via giant tent that had the metal market inside. They start letting people through just after 11am so head through the tent to the main hall to get the ticket. Main hall remains closed as they don't have any change! I mean seriously? This leaves 30minute wait before they finally open the doors and let people in. This leads to a big surge and pushing etc. Tto get the tickets for next year. Luckily minimal pushing and elbowing secures the ticket for next year for myself and Dan. Dan I owe you €5 change!
The metal market was great. Spent a small fortune and could have easily spent x4 that. Biggest highlight was No Remorse with insane rarity afer insane rarity: Excalibur, 1st Sabbrabells, Pallas etc. Apparently copy of Militia there but I never saw that.
Bandwise something for everyone I guess. Enjoyed Terminus, Artch, Tokyo Blade, Fates Warning. I guess many people went Ross The Boss 'meh' but it absolutely ripped.
As always half the fun is meeting up with people so it was good to see Dan, Per-Ola, Steffan, Peder etc. from Sweden, Sander, Lama & Guy from Belgium (beer & foldup table gods!), Leif, Knut & Marken from Norway.
Ion Britton: get your ass back there
See you all next year!
Remember kids, only high priced rarities are true...