Thursday, September 06, 2012
2012 - The Final ChapTour
This is the index for the 2012 summer tour report, which looks a lot different from initially planned, because I rather predictably (in retrospect) got injured hiking and didn't go to Summer Breeze. However, I saw more bands than anticipated at Party.San, hung out with tons of cool people, and distributed everything I had, then did a challenging hike and saw some cool stuff around Bavaria. You win some, you lose some, and for the last go at German festivals, this was a lot more good than bad.
This chronicle is written in a "you are there" style, based on notes taken at the time, or shortly thereafter in the cases where my pen was misbehaving. There are a few corrections and addenda for names and cardinal directions, but most of this is as it was written when all this was happening, and is incorrect, incomplete, and/or biased based on the information available at the time. This is not, nor does it try to be, an all-encompassing or objective view of either Party.San or southeastern Germany; there are 9999 or so other stories from Party.San that are equally valid (and probably more interesting), and everyone can and should experience Bavaria for themselves, even during tourist season.
1 - When The Sun Burns Red -- inbound and a bit of Berlin
2 - In The Shadow Of Our Pale Companion -- Leipzig part 1
3 - Ghosts of War -- Leipzig part 2
4 - Warriors Of The World Unite -- Party.San startup
5 - It's Dark and Totenmachers Are Hot -- Party.San day 2
6 - (Emptied) Tankard -- Party.San the end
7 - Kern+Kraft -- Erfurt
8 - A Lonely Godforsaken Path -- over the border on foot
9 - Forks In The Road -- Schweinfurt and Munich
10 - Skeleton Dance -- Nuremberg
11 - Goodbye Deutschland/Lower The Flags -- Frankfurt, homebound, and conclusion