True to form, Thursday was a write-off. After starting drinking at about 22:00 Wednesday night, I only got about 30 mins sleep between the bus to Dublin and the flight. Utterly wasted by Thursday afternoon. Can't even remember the train journey from Amsterdam to Eindhoven or checking into the hotel
Made it to The Jack where we attempted to drink them out of Jager and Red Bull....we failed.
Crashed most of Friday but made the pre-party. Skeletonwitch were fairly dull, Thrashcan were an excellent covers band and we decided to skip Evil Invaders and head back to The Jack for the Gorefest tribute.
Hot as balls on the walk out on Saturday. Caught the end of VUUR who were solid. I Am Morbid were great. Enjoyed Annihilator but the lads thought they were rubbish. Leprous were decent. Took a break for Overkill. Ministry were absolute rubbish...and had a somewhat cringey end to their set. Ghost were great. Pretty much the same set as Graspop but really enjoyed it. Whoever has taken on the Fire Nameless Ghoul persona is a great watch live.
Good idea to move the merch stalls completely indoors as it gave a good excuse to get out of the heat. Some of the same problems as last year with drinks queues and the beer turning to mainly foam as the day went on. Their token refund thing wasn't exactly smooth either when the booths ran out of small notes. Fairly minor complaints in light of the €25 ticket price though so will definitely be keeping it in mind for next year again.