Hellfest: Meister’s First Day In Hell

Hellfest: Meister’s Eurotrip 2015-June 19, Day One in Hell I arrived at the hotel in Nantes in the later part of Thursday afternoon and after a gorgeous shower in a proper facility I headed out to explore. I was able to happen across a couple of CD stores selling used products however there was absolutely nothing resembling a bargain to be had anywhere. I observed that there seemed to be absolutely no discernible respect for…

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Hellfest: Meister Goes To Hell! Eurotrip 2015

Hellfest: Meister Goes To Hell! Eurotrip 2015

Well, The Meister‘s Eurotrip 2015 is winding down, but not before we go out with a big bang so to speak. For those that are not in the know, this year I extended my usual trip that encompasses the Sweden Rock Festival from one week, stretching it into three glorious weeks of European travel! The main reason for this extension (aside from I love to travel and don’t love to work) was The Hellfest Festival…

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Ace Frehley-Hamburg Rock City! Meister’s Eurotrip 2015

Ace Frehley-Hamburg Rock City! Meister’s Eurotrip 2015

Smokin’ Aces – Ace Frehley-Hamburg Rock City- Meister’s Eurotrip 2015: June 10 Learning about this event through a website that I’ve used before in Canada (Songkick.com), I planned to linger an extra day in Hamburg, Germany to see Ace Frehley in a club, especially after how good he was at Sweden Rock Festival. Basically, I was killing time at Kogge Hotel in the late afternoon/early evening prior to the show, having a couple of frostys…

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Judas Priest…in Hamburg! Meister’s Eurotrip 2015

Judas Priest…in Hamburg! Meister’s Eurotrip 2015

Judas Priest in Hamburg, Germany-Meister’s Eurotrip 2015: June 8 And so in the continuing adventures of The Meister during his three week Eurotrip extravaganza that began with Sweden Rock Festival and will end with Hellfest Festival in France, he attended the Judas Priest concert in Hamburg, Germany. The concert went down at the Hamburg Sporthalle and featured Five Finger Death Punch as the stage setter. Both bands had just previously appeared at Sweden Rock Festival…

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Sweden Rock-Meister’s Eurotrip 2015: June 6

Sweden Rock-Meister’s Eurotrip 2015: June 6

Sweden Rock Festival Saturday June 6, 2015 Today is also Sweden’s National Day, so there are events flavored as such and the blue and yellow colours of the Swedish flag are everywhere. We left Shawn at home today as he seemed a bit tired and even a little worse for wear and we headed off for the final day at Sweden Rock Festival 2015. The day began for us with The Sirens on the Sweden Stage,…

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Sweden Rock-Meister’s Eurotrip 2015: June 5

Sweden Rock-Meister’s Eurotrip 2015: June 5

Sweden Rock Festival Friday June 5, 2015 Here we go with Friday at the 2015 Sweden Rock Festival, or as Laura calls it: Motley day. Laura, my friend from Toronto, is a huge Motley Crue fan and by the end of Crue‘s tenure and their final show in L.A. on New Year’s Eve 2015 she hopes to have attended a lifetime total of 80 Motley shows. She’s up around 77 now including tonight’s set, so…

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Sweden Rock-Meister’s Eurotrip 2015: June 2 & 3

Sweden Rock-Meister’s Eurotrip 2015: June 2 & 3

Tuesday, June 2, 2015 Hello all, The Meister has landed safely after a fairly lengthy flight from Toronto to Copenhagen, Denmark. *Special note: in the past two years of travelling to Sweden Rock I have camped and this year felt a bit odd not stealing the little pillow and blanket the airline provides you on the flight over for use in extending my comfort in the tiny age old tent I have used. This year…

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Meister’s Euro Trip 2015 (Sweden Rock/Hellfest)

Meister’s Euro Trip 2015 (Sweden Rock/Hellfest)

Those of you having been with Decibel Geek for a while are probably familiar at least in part with me, The Meister. I am a rock fan through and through and I love nothing more than to be in the front row as a great band performs on stage. I also love to travel and in recent years I have begun to combine both of these loves. I have taken a couple of one-off trips…

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HellFest France and The Meister

HellFest France and The Meister

Another of Europe’s premier hard rock/heavy metal festivals, Hellfest, takes place in Clisson, France from June 19-21, 2015. One of the major European festivals, Hellfest has been in operation  since 2006 and, therefore, is celebrating its tenth festival this June. Boasting over 150 acts and 6 stages for the 2015 event that will mark The Meister‘s first experience at France’s Hellfest I’m super stoked to add this event to my bucket list. Clisson, France is located about…

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