Dark Buddha Rising

Roadburn 2016 Day 2 review & pics (Diamanda Galas, GISM, With the Dead, Ulfsmessa, more)
Its hard to imagine a better locale for people watching than a metal festival. Any single metal show is sure to packed full of weirdos, but festivals have the added benefit of bringing together a wide array of different types of weirdos. Every variety of metalhead that you can imagine is on display on Roadburn's main avenue: Crust punks covered in patches, retro thrashers with high top Reeboks, old heads with comically long grey beards, goths in intricate lace dresses, recovering hardcore kids who dress like low budget hypebeasts (that'd be me), and short hairs in tight jeans that would fit right in at Chicago's Empty Bottle if they weren't speaking fluent Dutch. My personal favorite absurd fashion choice was the guy wearing a Game Of Thrones t-shirt with a leather trench coat draped over his shoulders like a cape...