Originally Posted by mr. roti
Graspop is shit. Too crowded. Most of the stage are inside tents where its fucking too damn hot to stay and sometime impossible to get in 'cause of the massive crowd. The outside stage is okay but still... too much people.
I prefer festivals problem like hellfest where too many good bands are playing at the same time than a fest where you can't simply see the band you want to.
The only time I've ever dealt with an obscene amount of people at Graspop was Iron Maiden this year. This year was my fifth year going and the crowds have always been manageable. With regards the heat, it's mainland Europe in the June - you're going to get hot weather.
Several people I encountered this year at Graspop complained about Hellfest being messy, over-crowded, and the overlaps just being infuriating.
Graspop is great for overlaps, in that there aren't many, only ever two stages on at once out of four. As I say the crowds aren't huge, you must have had a bad experience - it's numbers are smaller than Hellfest and Wacken anyway.