EXITing Serbia for Slovakia
By ross.purdie on 12 August 2008
The dust has literally only just settled on EXIT Festival. Face masks and even industrial suits were sported by fans during the last few days as eager ravers kicked Petrovaradin Fortress up into a hazy dust bowl. But who needs to breath?
What a four days. EXIT was a truly special experience and any serious festival goer should make the visit to Serbia sometime soon. From the tens of thousands packing the outdoor dance arena, to ravers taking to the tops of portaloos to watch Manu Chao, to the girl who commandeered a tractor without knowing how to drive, to the long stumble home as the sun shone down every morning, there are memories a plenty.
Now it's time for our third eastern European festival, Pohoda in Slovakia. Hungary lies in between the two countries and we're not quite sure how to navigate the distance but we'll check back in when we reach the town of Trencin. Fatboy Slim, Editors and The Cribs are among just a few of the acts waiting for us and 27,000 Slovakians, but it could be our death. For while EXIT kicked through until 9am each morning, at least it had the good sense not to start until about 8pm every night. Pohoda, on the other hand, starts at midday and goes through to 8am. I've never been a morning person anyway...