Love it or hate it!

The beauty of being at a festival like Roskilde is you get to explore new bands. Be it up and coming ones, or acts you’ve never even heard of. I’ve done a lot of this here, and especially on the advice of some of my more ‘musically-oriented’ friends.

But it swings on the extreme end either way for me- I come out LOVING the band or HATING them.

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Music: One, Weather: Nil

What would Roskilde be without a little rain right? Keeps people on their toes, reminds them what it’s like not to have it so easy and most it all it makes people appreciate the music even more.

Hey when the chips are down there’s nothing like a few really good concerts to get you back on your feet! Continue reading

Why did you come to Roskilde Festival?

It’s the age old question here. Is it the camping and the parties and the good times with strangers or is to check out the best international and national bands that Roskilde has to offer.

I came to Roskilde on Thursday… and according to some missed the ‘best part’. According to others I’ve just made it in time for the absolute highlights. Continue reading

You’re a Christian, I’m a Christian…We’re all “Christian”

Denmark is the land of milk and honey…a land where God has chosen to make his home with his people and lead them through the cold winters and ever-contradictory Dansk Folkeparti policies.

I used to think that was all true. I really did. But after living here more than a couple of weeks I realised the ironic nature of this so called ‘Christian’ country. Continue reading

The Danes and their Bikes: A love story.

There’s Romeo and Juliette, Brad and Angelina, Greenlanders and alcohol, New Zealanders and Marmite….and Danes and a bike.

This girl even got a matching child!

The one common thread these “couples” share is that they just “go together”. There can’t be one without the other. They’re yin and yang, Sun and Moon, North and South. Continue reading

It ain’t beautiful but it’s economical : The Danish language

Danish is not a beautiful language. But it’s economical. Why invent a new word when two old ones are perfectly adequate? For example the vacuum cleaner = dust sucker, cremation= body burning, aeroplane= flying machine, nipple= breast wart, and a glove is directly translated into ‘a foot in boots’.

Words are ALWAYS recycled when possible…’hej’ means hello and then you repeat the word twice – ‘hej hej’ – and it means goodbye. Continue reading