Who is allowed in where: Even the security sometimes doesn't really know their way around at the start of Rock im Park. © Nikolas Pelke
Around 1800 security staff work at Rock im Park. Not everyone thinks the organization of the festival is optimal.
Nuremberg - The masses are coming, the desperation is growing: "The organization at Rock im Park is a disaster every year," says a security employee who does not want to read his name in the newspaper for understandable reasons. "Access only with a valid ticket" is written in large letters on the sign. But even the employees at the entrance controls often do not know exactly which ticket is required for which area.
Obviously, the chaos-causing confusion around the entrances to the various tent and camper pitches is particularly great. "Every five minutes we get different instructions about who we can let through and who we can't," says the security guard, scratching his head.
Security brings your own parasol
Security itself brings additional shade to protect itself from the constant fire of the sun. © Nikolas Pelke
In addition to the organizational problems, the security personnel also have to take care of fundamental issues such as their own food. "We don't get anything and bring our own water bottles." He and his two colleagues would even have had to drag the parasol with them so as not to slowly but surely burn in the sun during continuous use in the open air. "I'm already tanned," says the security guard, laughing despite the minimum wage and sunburn.
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Security praises relaxed festival-goers
As die-hard festival fans, Alessandro and Robin are happy to take even longer detours at the start of Rock im Park. © Nikolas Pelke
Then he indulgently asks the next arriving festival guest to please turn around again with the car. Festival newcomers would find it particularly difficult to keep track of everything. But even experienced festival-goers are always driven to the brink of despair, especially when they arrive. "Fortunately, all festival visitors are totally relaxed and super friendly," says the security staff and is pleased that sooner or later and after more or less long detours, all visitors will eventually reach their longed-for destination on the extensive festival grounds in Nuremberg.
Meanwhile, Alessandro and Robin are almost there. "We have to walk a long way to reach our campsite," says Allesandro. "We still have about two kilometers to go," says Robin, laughing. Then the two festival fans pull back on the handcart, packed to the brim with provisions, to their new home for the next three days of the festival in Nuremberg.
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