Wacken 2022: Visitors experience horror on the site – “I’m going to pee my pants”
Thursday (August 4th) is the first full day at the Wacken 2022because on that day the two main stages “Harder” and “Faster” will finally be opened.
At 2:30 p.m., hundreds were standing in front of the barrier “Wacken 2022‘ visitors ready and waiting anxiously for security to let them onto the premises. But then they get a horrifying surprise.
Wacken 2022: Horror Show – Monsters storm the site
Suddenly a couple of creepy creatures come around the corner – even creepier than the sweaty visitors. At plus 31 degrees in the shade that’s supposed to mean something. A horde of zombies has invaded Wacken and is mingling with the people.
Wacken 2022: These are the highlights of the lineup
- Judas Priest
- In Extremo
- New Model Army
- As i lay Dying
Then the barriers open and the visitors run onto the infield – pursued by the zombies, who are slow but not to be underestimated. “Awesome action” is the comment of the first to set foot on the premises. Some scream in terror, others want to take a picture with the monsters right away. But what are they actually doing here?
Wacken 2022 hires monsters as show acts – “Offer something new”
That’s where Olli comes in. He found and hired the scare actors, actors, cosplayers and models from various amusement parks, among others. “Back then, we were approached about a film shoot for the Wacken video, back then before Corona.” The topic is zombies and horror film monsters.
Together with the Wacken team, Olli has planned several activities on the festival grounds. Something very special is supposed to happen on Saturday evening as the final event, he reveals in advance. That will probably determine the theme for next year. “You have to offer people something new,” Olli knows from his many years of experience in the entertainment business. So far the feedback has been consistently positive.
Wacken 2022: Monsters conquer the village – “Peet my pants right away”
On Friday (5 August) we continue with a train across the entire festival area and the village of Wacken. The other festival visitors and the residents are very enthusiastic. “Oh man, that’s cool,” shouts one at his buddy. “I’ll shit my pants right away,” says another.
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“Most people think we’re being made up,” says one of the monster actors behind the scenes at the Artist Camping area. “But that’s a myth!” In reality, she and her numerous colleagues sit in front of the mirror for hours and transform themselves into monsters.
Here you can read the running order of Wacken 2022 again.