Frankfurt Deathfest Pt. III of IV (March 4-5, 2016)
For 2 years, i had been trying to get to the Frankfurt Deathfest. This year, i finally got to see it (after a 4.5 hour drive, to frankfurt). We arrived at 3:30pm, just in time to meet up with another friend/metal fan. Once we met, we took a drive (approximately 15 minutes) Alte Schmeize (Weisbaden, Germany). I never did get to see the old location/setup for the Frankfurt Deathfest, but the new location and setup was amazing. The crowd was already in place, and seemed ready for the start of the event. It was great to see all of my friends, in attendance. I was also happy to meet new people and socialize a bit as i grabbed my first beer of the evening. The weather was not good (rain and winds picked up). As long as the bands could play, no one seemed to mind the gloomy weather and seemed happy to be there, at that moment. The audience never seemed to lose momentum (which is a good thing), throughout the entire first day. The only letdowns of the day 1 festivities, was the cancellations by 3 of the bands (1 of those three, being the headliner) playing that night.
Saturday , we were still hungover from the night before. After a good breakfast, we were back on track and back to drinking beers in no time. A big suprise came with the annoucement of even more cancellations for the second day. Of course with fans coming from so far away (Denmark, Norway, Holland, Spain, etc) to see this event and certain bands………tensions can get high. Despite the 6 (total) cancellations, the second day went extremely well and delivered without fail, as far as the metal went. Many thanks to Moni Gregus, and all of the Frankfurt Deathfest Team. I am looking forward to being there, in 2017 for the 5th FDF event. Hoping each year is more intense than the last, with an equally impressive lineup.
Nova Metal Breeding