Festival time is just right around the corner. When I say festival, I don’t mean film festival, I mean music festival. I loved going to music festivals when I was younger. So, this year, I will try to go to music festivals again after a long break. I think, last time I went to music festival was in 1,999 or 2,000 when I still lived in Denmark. The year when the disaster took place in which about 9 or 10 people died during Pearl Jam concert at Roskilde Festival in 2,000. Or maybe I went to the festival the year before that. I just can’t quite remember. Anyway, we attended various concerts while we were at the festival. And I must say, Marilyn Manson’s show was out of this world. It’s one of my favourites. I am not a total fan of his music. Maybe a few songs. But his performance was phenomenal and entertaining.
But then something horrible and unexpected occured. What happened was that my friend was a devoted fan of Marilyn Manson. So she dragged me to the front of the stage, so that she could see him clearly. Everything looked good so far. But as soon as Marilyn Manson walked onstage, everybody was rushed to the front. And I am a tiny person. So human current pushed me far back into the middle of the audience, separating me from my friend who was still at the front of the stage. But only because she clasped the railing in front of the stage tightly, to save herself. But she’s also very tall and stronger than me. I could then feel my body was rapidly going down and down, and could barely see the sky because lots of people just jumping over me heading to the front of the stage. Just before something went horribly wrong, I could feel a hand grabbed my hand and pulled me through the mass and out of that madness. It was a big guy. I don’t quite remember if he was a security staff or just one of the concertgoers. But he saved my life definitely. The situation was exactly similar to what happened during Pearl Jam concert at Roskilde Festival in Denmark in 2,000. And if he didn’t haul me out of that huge crowd, I am almost certain that I would not survive.
After that life and death experience, I never return to the music festival again. This year, I am going to do it.