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by Sigrid Strohschneider-Laue June. 20, 2018 2306 views

Others call it "Nova Rock" - I call it "Four Day Therapy". We had it all: rain and mud on the first day, heat and dust on the last day and in the middle a lot of hunger and thirst.

It was great - especially Avenged Sevenfold!

I was disappointed by Marilyn Manson - he lost a fan. It was almost as worse as the last show of Korn on Nova Rock - but at least Jonathan Davis made it right this year and I'm at good terms with him again.

Did I mentioned Avended Sevenfold? IT WAS GREAT!

Hollywood Undead - just perfect, like the last time. But I was really surprised, that I was extremly bored by Iron Maiden and Billy Idol. The show of Iron Maiden was spectacular and the guitar parts of Billy Idol's show were impressive, but nevertheless boring.

But Avended Sevenfold ... *sigh*

Body Count and Killswitch Engage cleaned up my ears. Eisbrecher let me wish Rammstein would be there too, so I wouldn't be so distracted and photograph a flying pink condom, which was flying right in front of the stage, for twenty times.

Avenged Sevenfold was there too - I didn't take a single picture, because I had to rise up my hands and shout all the time. I'm glad, that Victoria was less distracted. *SIGH*

Please, Nova invite Metallica, Apocalyptica, Disturbed, Anthrax and Hammerfall - and Avenged Sevenfold!

Waiting ...

Waiting ...

Finally!

Finally!

It was shiny, reflecting, flying higher and higher and higher ...

It was shiny, reflecting, flying higher and higher and higher ...

Victoria - also a fan of Disturbed.

Victoria - also a fan of Disturbed.

Body Count

Body Count

My favorite - Deadpool!

My favorite - Deadpool!

Thanks Victoria!

Thanks Victoria!


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Jay Boggess 1 year, 5 months ago

Wonderful camera work!

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Camellia Staab 1 year, 5 months ago

Nice shot of Ice T in #7. Explain to me the set up in picture #4....is that how the crowd is controlled by staggering the barricades  and having walk way for security?

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Sigrid Strohschneider-Laue Replied to Camellia Staab 1 year, 5 months ago

I have a LOT of good shots of Ice-T, but Vici was capable to photograph his little daughter (2), who stormed with a milk bottle the stage. In the end she was sitting on the shoulders of her big brother, who was just before in the middle of a mosh pit. VERY FUNNY a little sweetheartin the middle of hard Body Count!
The barricades are the wave breakers, which can't topple over. This is the wave breaker between the section right in front of the stage and the second section. Security is patroling to help people to get out of the crowd, if they become sick. On both ends are exits and the first aid tents. Fun fact: The violence is in the music not in the people. The people are most of the time very helpful and take care of each other. I have seen people in wheelchairs, which were carried over the heads of the crowd like crowd surfers.

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Camellia Staab Replied to Sigrid Strohschneider-Laue 1 year, 5 months ago

Thanks for the explanation Sigrid. It sounds like you had a fabulous time smile

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Sigrid Strohschneider-Laue Replied to Camellia Staab 1 year, 5 months ago

YESSSS!

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Andi Saw 1 year, 5 months ago
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Sigrid Strohschneider-Laue Replied to Andi Saw 1 year, 5 months ago

*giggle* There will be only love or hate but nothing in the middle ...

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Antonio Gil 1 year, 5 months ago

It must have been fun. Your daughter doesn't look like a chef at all smile The set in last one was amazing. Great post Sigrid. I bet your ears are still buzzing smile

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Sigrid Strohschneider-Laue Replied to Antonio Gil 1 year, 5 months ago

It was GREAT! Yes, she was really relaxed until we didn't find cakes or something good like that to eat. I suggested she could join in for four days with a food truck full of her best cakes (black), cookies (black) and tarts (black). I bet, she could easily make some money. smile
What did you say? loud sound  ear loudspeaker

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Antonio Gil Replied to Sigrid Strohschneider-Laue 1 year, 5 months ago

Next time there will be cakes smile

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Sigrid Strohschneider-Laue Replied to Antonio Gil 1 year, 5 months ago

YESSSS!

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Berckmans Peter 1 year, 5 months ago

Well well there you dissapeared to, my dear. Hope you had a blast of a time. Looking at the pictures you did

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Sigrid Strohschneider-Laue Replied to Berckmans Peter 1 year, 5 months ago

Yes, I spent 3 days in Innsbruck, than I had to take care of my parents for two days and than Victoria and I "commuted" to Nickelsdorf for four very loud days. It was always around midnight or more or less early in the morning, when we drove back to Vienna. No time to post something, because we visited my parents again this week and now I'm drowning in work.

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Berckmans Peter Replied to Sigrid Strohschneider-Laue 1 year, 5 months ago

Good you had a break, mine is coming in 2 weeks time.

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David Swatton 1 year, 5 months ago

Is that Ice-T I can spot fronting one of those bands?

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Sigrid Strohschneider-Laue Replied to David Swatton 1 year, 5 months ago

YESSSS! Fun fact: his son joined the moshing and his little daughter (2) run over the stage to join her daddy and her brother. It was a great show - I'm still have no voice. +1

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Shane Coleman 1 year, 5 months ago

You definitely used your imaginative and artistic eye with some of these. Sounds like you had a great time too!

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Sigrid Strohschneider-Laue Replied to Shane Coleman 1 year, 5 months ago

I had a really great time - maybe I will get my voice back in a couple of days and my feet in a couple of weeks ... sunglasses

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Russell Smith 1 year, 5 months ago

#2 is such a sweet shot .  #9 Looks like a great set and #8 because Deadpool who can go wrong there . Heck who am I kidding I love all of them looks like it was an epic day.

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Sigrid Strohschneider-Laue Replied to Russell Smith 1 year, 5 months ago

I couldn't resist to photograph Victoria's hand. grinning  The set was amazing, but I like Avenged Sevenfold (did I mentioned it ...). Deadpool is the best, but the crowd surfing Spiderman was funny too. wink

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