say with me: burning sun – half a million people every day for three days – free concerts – cheap alcohol – unhealthy food – what’s that spell? Exactly: Donauinselfest.
From the 22nd to the 24th the whole recreational area of the Donauinsel will be converted once again into the biggest open air festivity area in Austria. About 20 so called isles will stage a variety of programmes broad enough to suit anybodys fancy. From the mainstream pop on the BACA-Insel to alternative rock at the FM4-stage, from the Country & Western isles of the Wr. Städtische to the Lego Bionicle Tour. The newspaper Österreich has four stages all in all: the BP Ultimate / Viva, Trendsport, ATV and the Playstation 3 / MTV isles. You get the picture.
But remember two things before complaining about the massive onslought of advertising: first, all of this wouldn’t be possible if these advertiseser did not pay for it. Whatever they don’t pay has to be paid by the city and the Socialist party, and you rather want your spending money go here and not your taxes, right? Second, the massive onslought of drunken people will be much worse.
So, if you are adventurously inclined why not hop U1 or U6 or one of the tramways going to the Donauinsel to explore the 21 stages, 250 boxes that sell food, drinks and other merchandise. 260 mobile toilets will be available as well. Public transport will have extra long night time shifts and extra lines available as well.
More infos at: www.donauinselfest.at
Me, I will be about 120 kilometers away from all of this craziness because I don’t like places with a lot of people on them. It is called agoramisantropiphily and thank you, green tea does not help.