August 23, 2017
1. Nature Is Daunting For the Urban
There are many ways to get to Camp Cosmic and each is a journey in its own right. Either it involves switching trains and two different buses, rushing 160 km/ h on the Autobahn, reading esoteric books by yourself or tagging along a spontaneously joined group of festival goers, the common ground is a mystery that unites all threads. Knowing the exact itinerary and sticking to it is quite a puzzle, so it comes to no surprise if you mix up bus stops and find yourself in the middle of nowhere looking for a lift.
If you’re a music digger who spends most times indoors with headphones on, nature can be quite a daunting thing. Nevertheless, trading the comfort of the occasional club environment with the uncertain geography of a natural habitat spiked with ticks and nettles may pay off eventually, once the free glitter starts to mix into the raising dance floor dust under a hi fi night sky.
One might miss a set or two due to practical camping challenges but everything is with a purpose and that might be admitting that survival in the wilderness might just not be your thing. No matter how impossible the circumstances seem, the good side is some humans might agree to help you out, which gives a cue about the caring vibe connecting everyone involved. When all else fails, make sure your friends can pack and camp to save their lives and yours. The first thing that made an impression before getting to the stages was that this was a camp site with rare house classics blasting from car speakers. Other people’s music can make one hate picnics so badly and luckily here, this was not the case.