First and foremost, Metal -is- forever.
With that bold impregnable statement shared, I do all that I can to preserve metal artifacts so that I may have them in my possession forever. I also collect a vast array of things to remind me of good times. Some examples include tickets and posters. (I get very annoyed when ticket people don’t give me my half of the ticket back, or I have to print out an “e-ticket”)
Another of my most prized possessions are my festival wristbands:
They may not look many, but on this wrist, I bear the following tribal festival marks:
- Bloodstock Open Air 2009
- Bloodstock Open Air 2010
- Bloodstock Open Air 2011
- Bloodstock Open Air 2012 (Artist wristband from our acoustic set)
- Bloodstock Open Air 2013
- Glastonbudget 2011 (Dakesis have played there three times now, but I only have one wristband)
- Hammerfest V
- Hammerfest IV
- Hellfest 2012
- Metalfest 2009
- Wacken 2006
- Wacken 2007
- Wacken 2008
- Wacken 2010
- Wacken 2011
- Wacken 2012
- Wacken 2013
More recently, Gemma had to remove hers as she ended up with a horrible rash and she came up with the idea of putting them back on with some elastic. Since a lot of mine are nearing death I figured I would try this theory out. I hate getting mine wet which is inevitable due to the whole showering regularly and the use of many products, so I figured an additional bonus would be to remove this as I wanted.
Alas, this was a success and I have now sew elastic onto all but my Wacken bands, they are removed easily and the only problem I had was the fight with the very temperamental sewing machine.
So when you are sad that your bands are falling off, because other festivals just haven’t taken the hint from Wacken and still use those stupid plastic ends, do not fear – elastic is here!
Totally hellbent for festival wristbands