You needed shoes, and you were given a fresh pair. You wanted a new tent, and were allowed to bring 4 of them back home. You were fed good food, offered way too many beers and cigarettes. You were given smiles, heart-warming hugs whenever needed. You were taken care of, and you took care of everyone. And then, on that last morning, Roskilde Festival was over.
Text: Freddy White Photos: Dominik Wagner (black & white) and Alex Schneider
It could have felt terrible. It should have, as reality now came to bite you in the ass. Slowly reminiscing how friends are not always your friends. Coming back to normal life, as your ex-girlfriend is soon to give birth to someone else’s child. Getting ready to hit the road back home, as your landlord is just about to kick you out of the place anyway. It could have felt terrible, but it didn’t.
Because Roskilde not only provides you with the essentials to survive during the festival, it also creates a sense of security you can bring over to your everyday life. It helps you get in touch with your inner aspirations, and you now have new projects you can’t wait to work on, new ideas and goals you want to reach. Roskilde was never about putting your life on the side. It’s simply a reminder of the one you truly want to live.