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First time Sziget
Posted May 24th, 2009 - 7:24 pm by from Copenhagen, Denmark (Permalink)
My friend and I would love to join the Sziget festival and also the CS camp if possible! It would be great.

Im sure someone has been there before?

I think our festival experience is pretty much only Roskilde, where we both grew up.

Are you allowed to bring your own beverages into the campsite?
If not, is it very expensive to buy your beverages at the festival?

also, what's the general "state of mind" for people at Sziget? Is it a drunk festival? A druggie festival? A family festival? Just to get a general idea.. :)

I hope someone will reply to this :)


Hope to see you there!!

Posted May 25th, 2009 - 10:25 pm by from Budapest, Hungary (Permalink)
Hello Tessa,

Check out this tread: http://www.couchsurfing.org/group_read.html?gid=16428&post=2233401 - it was also put up by a Sziget-first-timer, so most of your questions and some additional info can be found there.

As for mindset, we saw all kinds of people there - families with babies, drunken students, people with flags saying "Hugs for Drugs" etc. It's a multifaceted festival with space for everyone, even one of our friends who is normally a calm museum-goer and totally not a party monster came to Sziget last year and loved it, so anyone and everyone will be able to find something to their taste.

When you arrive - pick a Sziget magazine at one of the info-spots of the festival and read it thoroughly - it will tell a lot of useful into and also help you choose where to go and what to do.

See you there!

Posted June 16th, 2009 - 12:15 pm by from Kalgoorlie, Australia (Permalink)
Hi! Im an aussie girl travelling Europe alone and I will be arriving in Budapest from Swedan between 10th-12th August, Id really like to meet 1-3 couchsurfers or hosts who want to share a tent at sziget with me.. We can all agree to buy one together or maybe someone will already have one? Also a couple of lilo's or blow up mattress's would be ideal since were going to be there for at least 4-7 nights! Hope someone can help :) Im a big facebook fan so u can check out my facebook profile or my CS proile to find out more about this fun, adventurous aussie girl!! ;)