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Sonne Mond und Sterne Festival

13 Aug

Our last few days together were spent in a whirlwind of good music, barbecues, swimming, more barbecues and a promotion marathon. Luckily, we were able to bring both the van and the car onto the camp site, which meant no more heavy lifting and more time to befriend our new neighbours!

Also, the Guerilla Army was joined by Dave (yes – we finally got to meet the last member of our group) and Max, one of Marie’s friends from her hometown Karlsruhe.

To our delight, everyone at SMS was extremely social and open-minded. So it didn’t take us long to make a lot of new friends (as you can see).

The creativity with which people decorated their camp sites was also unlike anything we’d ever seen – think pink fairy paradises and imitations of allotment gardens…

At night, we went all-out on the costumes and face paint. The famous “disco ball on a stick” also made an appearance as…

… we spent the night dancing away to the tunes of Moby, Swedish House Mafia, Mr. Oizo, Bloody Beetroots, Frittenbude, Carl Cox, Ricardo Villalobos, Extrawelt, Deichkind, The Chemicals Brothers, Erol Alkan, Chris Liebig, DJ Rush, Fritz Kalkbrenner, Oliver Koletzki and many others.

Unlike the previous festivals we had been to, the DJs didn’t start playing until late at night, which meant we were often able to enjoy the sunrise on our way back to the camp.



11 Aug

Before our final stop, the SonneMondSterne Festival in Saalburg, we went back to Munich for two nights.

Returning to Munich reminded us of the very first tour day when we met here, filled with anticipation and excitement for the three weeks to come. Since then, we had traveled through five different countries and visited two of the three festivals on our itinerary. A group of strangers had become close friends and shared numerous very unique experiences with each other. Even though we still had almost a week left as members of the Guerilla Army, we were already dreading the day it would all be over.

However, instead of sitting around and feeling melancholic, we set out to explore the parts of Munich we didn’t get to see during our previous visit. Since many of us are avid surfers, a visit to the Eisbachwelle, the standing wave in the English Gardens, was an absolute must.