WITH FULL FORCE festival
Löbnitz, GER
July 4-6 2003

WFF is probably the festival that's the nearest to what the good Dynamo fests were some 7 years ago :

Positive elements :

A great Mix of Metal, Punk and Hardcore with no Power Metal (in Germany, it's unbelievable) and some extreme stuff
Your car aside your tent, which means you bring more stuff for a better confort.
A good organisation in general, few cancellations and a good atmosphere
They care for ecology and try to have a cleaner place (not sure they really succeeded!)

Negative elements :

Insane files to get in the campsite, after 10 hours on the road, we spent over 3 hours on the right file, while the left one seems to go 3 times faster!!!
The next day, over 2 hours of file just to change your ticket into a bracelet.
After those 2 long hours, you discover you have to buy a plastic bag and if we didn't help a poor woman with her two daughters, she wouldn't have received her bracelets… she couldn't pay for 3 bags! (even if they refund you when bringing the bags full of dirt)
Almost no one speaks english and some security assholes had bad reactions because we were from Belgium!
I wanted to point out that most german scream all the time, but due to the stupid, racist assertion by that italian minister, I'll just say they could all sing in a hardcore band! ?

Highlights :

THE REAL MCKENZIES : sober yet better than ever, huge!!!
SLAPSHOT' singer hitting his face with a large wood stick and bleeding quite a lot ("mmh, another bullshit from me")
RYKER'S' singer kinda breaking his foot on stage
MESSIAH and their killer riffs
SLAYER playing 6 or 7 tracks from "Reign In Blood"
DIRTY WHITE SEAN doing a sick show even if I don't believe he really ate his own shit!
CLAWFINGER, MADBALL, SICK OF IT ALL, RAGING SPEEDHORN, ENTOMBED, NAPALM DEATH, TYPE O NEGATIVE, POISON IDEA, YOUTH OF TODAY, TURBO A.C.'s, ENTHRONED, PRONG… all were amazing

Conclusion :

I really hope the organisators will read this : by charging the entrance fee of one extra €, just one, you would have enough money to pay more guys to fix the files problems…
Now when all the file shit is over, you really feel good and enjoy some serious organisation. And we got some great fireworx for the 10th anniversary!!!

Steph