Oppikoppi 2016: The unsea Day 3

Sun
7 August
2016

By day 3 of Oppikoppi 2016 I was well and truly feeling like death. Two nights of no sleep and a relentless fever are not conducive to a happy festival experience…but what can you do? I think I just shut off my mind and let my body lumber around as best it could by itself.

Like with Saturday (or a brutal hangover) I really don’t remember the details at all, but here are the pictures…

Oppikoppi 2016: August Burns Red
Oppikoppi 2016: Late Night Fox
  Oppikoppi 2016: Bombshelter Beast

Oppikoppi 2016: Fever Dogs

Oppikoppi 2016

Oppikoppi 2016

These guys are air traffic controllers! Apart from Stian, who’s in the middle (and not in a speedo)

Oppikoppi 2016: Sutherland  Oppikoppi 2016: Sutherland

Oppikoppi 2016: Sutherland

Oppikoppi 2016: Raygun Royale  Oppikoppi 2016: Raygun Royale

Oppikoppi 2016: Raygun Royale

Oppikoppi 2016  Oppikoppi 2016

Oppikoppi 2016

Oppikoppi 2016: Late Night Fox  Oppikoppi 2016: Late Night Fox

Oppikoppi 2016

Oppikoppi 2016: 7th Son  Oppikoppi 2016: 7th Son

Oppikoppi 2016: 7th Son

Oppikoppi 2016: 7th Son  Oppikoppi 2016: 7th Son

Oppikoppi 2016: Go Barefoot

Oppikoppi 2016: Go Barefoot  Oppikoppi 2016: Go Barefoot

Oppikoppi 2016: Go Barefoot

I really enjoyed Medicine Boy‘s set – the special addition of Hezron Chetty was particularly magical (I never knew a violin could sound so psychedelic).

Oppikoppi 2016: Medicine Boy  Oppikoppi 2016: Medicine Boy

Oppikoppi 2016: Medicine Boy

Oppikoppi 2016: Ready D  Oppikoppi 2016: Ready D

Oppikoppi 2016: Josh Kempen

Oppikoppi 2016  Oppikoppi 2016: Gunshot Blue

Gunshot Blue were also really cool…

Oppikoppi 2016: Gunshot Blue

Oppikoppi 2016: Gunshot Blue Oppikoppi 2016: Bombshelter Beast

Oppikoppi 2016: Bombshelter Beast

Oppikoppi 2016: Sol Gems  Oppikoppi 2016: Sol Gems

Oppikoppi 2016: Sol Gems

Oppikoppi 2016: Petite Noir  Oppikoppi 2016: Petite Noir

Oppikoppi 2016: Petite Noir

Oppikoppi 2016: Petite Noir  Oppikoppi 2016: The moths

Oppikoppi 2016: Jack Parow  Oppikoppi 2016: Jack Parow

Oppikoppi 2016: Jack ParowOppikoppi 2016: Asanda Mqiki  Oppikoppi 2016: Asanda Mqiki

Yelawolf were very entertaining. Though I wasn’t overly impressed the amount of Black Label that wound up all over the photographers…dammit Catfish Billy, a little warning would’ve been nice.

Oppikoppi 2016: Yelawolf

Oppikoppi 2016: Yelawolf  Oppikoppi 2016: Yelawolf

Oppikoppi 2016: Yelawolf

Oppikoppi 2016: Yelawolf  Oppikoppi 2016: Yelawolf

Oppikoppi 2016: Yelawolf

Oppikoppi 2016: Yelawolf  Oppikoppi 2016: Yelawolf


Oppikoppi 2016: Yelawolf

Oppikoppi 2016: Yelawolf  Oppikoppi 2016: Yelawolf

Oppikoppi 2016: Yelawolf

Oppikoppi 2016: August Burns Red  Oppikoppi 2016

Oppikoppi 2016: August Burns Red

Oppikoppi 2016: August Burns Red  Oppikoppi 2016: August Burns Red

Oppikoppi 2016: August Burns Red

Oppikoppi 2016: August Burns Red  Oppikoppi 2016: August Burns Red

Oppikoppi 2016: August Burns Red

Oppikoppi 2016: August Burns Red  Oppikoppi 2016: Sawagi

Oppikoppi 2016: Sawagi

Oppikoppi 2016: Sawagi  Oppikoppi 2016: Sawagi

I saw KONGOS a bunch of times the last times they were here and while I’m a fan I was over everything by the time they took to the stage and enjoyed the majority of their set from the relative comfort of my tent before embracing oblivion and passing out.

Oppikoppi 2016: Kongos

Oppikoppi 2016: Kongos  Oppikoppi 2016: Kongos

Oppikoppi 2016: Kongos

Oppikoppi 2016: Kongos  Oppikoppi 2016: Kongos

Somehow I survived, but the physical and mental exertion at Koppi would cost me dearly and I spent the rest of the month in bed with the worst flu I’ve ever had. At the time it was hell, but already the trauma is fading as the months go by and I find myself looking back and almost thinking ‘maybe it wasn’t actually that bad’…but really I know it was. Sorry Koppi but you really hurt me this time round.

…I can’t stay mad at you though; for all the suffering the good parts were pretty damn epic. I know I’ll be back , just please go easy on me next time, okay?

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Shot for Texx and the City – see album on Facebook here, read Tecla and Stian’s review over here

Oppikoppi  |  Hilltop Live

KONGOS  |  Sawagi  |  August Burns Red  |   Yelawolf
Jack Parow  |  Sol Gems  |  Bombshelter Beast  |  Petite Noir
Medicine Boy  |  Ready D  |  Go Barefoot  |  7th Son  |  Late Night Fox
Raygun Royale  |  Sutherland  |  Fever Dogs

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