Arrival at the campsite in Novi Sad
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July 11th, 2007 – by: mattdale77
Although the part of the town beside the campsite is very dull and made of concrete the river Danube was lovely and there were good views accross to Petrovaradin fortress which was to be the scene of 50% of the drunkenness for the next few days. I wasn't what I had expected, I think I was expecting a castle whereas it's more like walls to protect the town when it was much smaller.
My friends arrived 3-4 hours after me and we found somewhere to put the tents up, I picked mine up from it's orginal location and relocated it without putting it down first which saved a lot of time. We managed to get them in a circular-ish arrangement which gave us a drinking area in the middle. And drink we did, firstly down at the beach and then as soon as we had discovered the small shop 5 minutes away and how cheap the beer was we drank even more and pretty much didn't finish (for 5 days and nights).
We went out for dinner at a local restaurant, I can't remember the name of it but they had cracking pizzas and everyone seemed to enjoy it. This was the last proper food I ate until the end of the festival.
The first night I spent getting to know the people in our group who I hadn't met before (all apart from 2) and chatting to some random Serbs who I think had managed to sneak into the campsite as they didn't have wrist bands on.
When everyone either went to bed or got too drunk to be of any use I went wandering to make some more friends. I spent all night chatting to or dancing with random people over the campsite. 2 girls I met, Sophie and Steph were the best find as not only did they know how to party hard they also had awesome friends who I met over the next couple of days.
I didn't get any sleep at all this night but I had my festival head on so it didn't matter.
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