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Posted May 1st, 2010 - 10:18 am from Berlin, Germany
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Posted May 1st, 2010 - 10:56 am by from Budapest, Hungary (Permalink)
Hi Elena!

Every year we set up a meeting point, usually Dalmat Bar in front of the World Music Stage, with several meeting time-frames a day (like 12-15, 17-19 etc.), when people can come by and look for other CSers or HCers.

Usually we wait until Sziget organizers publish a map of a festival (because every year there are rumors that the lay-out will be changed), and then decide upon a meeting point and post details and map on the group.

However, as Sziget is always a noisy and overcrowded place, even with a given place/date/time it's not so easy to find other fellow members.

So CS-flags, t-shirts and other similar stuff is recommended. Last year we've managed to find a friendly CS crowd with one of the guys carrying a huge flag made of 3 meter's long tree-branch and a T-shirt with "CS" drawn on it with a permanent parker. :)

So, see you there!
S&A

Posted May 8th, 2010 - 1:43 pm from Berlin, Germany
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Posted May 9th, 2010 - 7:40 pm by from Tilburg, Netherlands (Permalink)
Whhooo I feel the music allready!
Hope to see many CS'ers around

Posted May 14th, 2010 - 2:08 pm by from Civitavecchia, Italy (Permalink)
Hi there..
Ciao Elena, Hello eveybody..

im also looking forward to this event.
i havent bought my ticket yet.. im not sure anylonger to buy the full week camping entrance because im just arriving on friday evening and i can buy 3 single dayly entrances.. i read somewhere u can apply for a sleeping place if u have these kind of tickets..
could u confirm that based on your past experience?

i hope to see u all there, ciau!
a-

Posted May 14th, 2010 - 2:22 pm by from Budapest, Hungary (Permalink)
There are different types of festival tickets.
http://www.sziget.hu/festival_english/ticket/buy_your_ticket_online

As they say on a ticket information page, with two or more consecutive day tickets you can stay in a camping area of the festival.

For the camping you'll need a tent. We'd recommend to try to put your tent under a tree (shadow will protect you from hot summer sun) and not in a lower areas (the lower spot you choose - the more wet the soil will be, as the island is surrounded by a river).

It is also advisable to have a piece of polyethilene/plastic to put underneath a tent to protect it from moisture.

And of course ear plugs and sleeping masks are also recommended - Sziget is a noisy area :)

Very close to festival grounds there is Auchan supermarket where you can buy tents, sleeping bags, polyfoam mats, etc. - the prices are reasonable, the choice is good.

Hope that helps! :)

Posted June 30th, 2010 - 7:51 am by from Budapest, Hungary (Permalink)
Great!

see you there guys :)

Dóri

Posted July 12th, 2010 - 5:35 pm by from Kampen, Netherlands (Permalink)
Hi there!

I Just signed up for CS. Nice surprise i'm not the only one going all by himself to sziget! I think we'll meet...

Bert

Posted July 12th, 2010 - 7:24 pm by from Sydney, Australia (Permalink)
Hey guys!

We are also 1st time Szigeters and would love to join the CS camp!

We are currently driving through eastern europe, and will be heading in with our car (though it is not allowed into the grounds). We were wondering if any of the local CS'ers would be able to provide a place to park during the festival time? or if there were any recommendations for a safe (and cheap!) place we could leave it?

We'd have no problems with parking somewhere outside the city and then traveling by train/bus.

Any help would be really appreciated!

Cheers, Kev and Ann

Posted July 12th, 2010 - 8:57 pm by from Budapest, Hungary (Permalink)
Kev and Ann,
You can try the free park&ride car parks. Some of them is guarded but they are not free.

http://www.fovinform.hu/szabalyozasok/ppluszr.php?lang=en

Posted July 28th, 2010 - 12:24 pm from Korneuburg, Austria
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Posted July 30th, 2010 - 4:12 pm by from Szeged, Hungary (Permalink)
I've started an other topic regarding to these things...

Posted August 1st, 2010 - 4:36 pm by from Oslo, Norway (Permalink)
Hello everyone!

I am going to have a CS sign on my Tshirt!

I hope to meet all of u there soooooooooon!!!!!

P&L

Posted May 14th, 2010 - 2:53 pm by from Kyiv, Ukraine (Permalink)
Hi everybody!!

It'll be my fourth Sziget ))) I can't wait!!!

CS meeting is a very good idea, but how it'll be possible to recognize each other?

there will be so many people!!!

Posted May 14th, 2010 - 3:12 pm by from Budapest, Hungary (Permalink)
There are several ways:

- Randomly ask people if they are from CouchSurfing
- Recognize by photo on profile
- Have someone's phone number and send a text/give a call
- Look out for CS-logo flags, t-shirts and other signs

Posted May 26th, 2010 - 9:33 am by from Macae, Brazil (Permalink)
I really want to go to Sziget, the only thing is that I have no one to go with me...
So It would be great to meet some CSs or nice group to spend a the festival with... xx

Posted May 26th, 2010 - 9:49 am by from Tilburg, Netherlands (Permalink)
Hey liz,

Same for me but i'll go anyway. Nice to know I'm not the only one who goes this way. I bet we can meet other Cs'ers and many other people too. Worst case you let me know and we start searching other Cs'ers together :-)

And there are allways plenty of nice people anyway.
I join for the canoe tour a week before (only for cs people) maybe you like that too. It's in Hungary aswell.

Anyway, don't worry, just go! it will be good.
Have fun and let me know!
Greetings from Holland, Jael

Posted May 26th, 2010 - 2:11 pm by from Montreal, Canada (Permalink)
Hi Liz

I did the same and at this moment it was the beginning of my experiences & discovery about CS

i was very surprised about this communoty

i decided to take may back, my tent and "lets see"

we were around 60 and the big group around 35/40
so dont worry there are some csers like you

come ON!!!!!!!!!!

@ Jael i'm not sure yet but think to participate to the canoe tour also
keep in touch

come on !!!
cu soon

Posted May 26th, 2010 - 3:09 pm by from Civitavecchia, Italy (Permalink)
a friend of mine decided to join me to the festival :)
we will arrive on 13rd evening and i will carry our own tent.. She's not CS , yet and i will also try to introduce her into this world..
it would be great to stay in the corner of the island when u re also settling.. by chance, the most experienced ones of u alreday know where u will put your tent..i would be nice to have u around :)

keep in touch, a.

Posted June 3rd, 2010 - 7:01 pm by from London, England (Permalink)
i will probably go alone as well.
however that could be best way to meet new friends.
caaant wait :)

Posted June 4th, 2010 - 8:17 am from Geneva, Switzerland
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Posted June 7th, 2010 - 10:25 am by from Kyiv, Ukraine (Permalink)
Hello to everybody!

haha, last time I went to sziget alone too, and in fact I spent alone not more then few ours ))) it was awesome! So don't be affraid to take your backpack and to start the adventure ))))

wohhhhooo!!!!!!!!!

Posted June 16th, 2010 - 1:13 pm from Munich, Germany
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Posted June 16th, 2010 - 1:14 pm from Munich, Germany
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Posted June 22nd, 2010 - 4:44 pm by from La Rochelle, France (Permalink)
Hi !!
its good idea this drinking..... sorry, this Meeting !!
i'am ok for this event at sziget !!!

Posted June 22nd, 2010 - 5:56 pm by from La Rochelle, France (Permalink)
The best is a CS camp at sziget for the week !!!

Posted June 28th, 2010 - 12:30 pm by from Budapest, Hungary (Permalink)
Hey,

I'll go alone as well and I dont care, Im sure I will meet a lot of people. I hope I'll meet you all.
I will only spend the Saturday and Sunday there.
Im really looking forward to it as this will be my first time at this festival. I will wear something CS so that we can recognize each other.
So see you in August! :)

Posted June 28th, 2010 - 1:00 pm from Haiku, United States
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Posted June 29th, 2010 - 5:42 pm by from La Rochelle, France (Permalink)
Ok for big CS camp.... In the North of the island ? on the trees near the water?

Posted June 29th, 2010 - 8:15 pm from Munich, Germany
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Posted June 30th, 2010 - 6:00 am by from Budapest, Hungary (Permalink)
Of course, Uta. I will look for you. See you there. :)

Posted June 30th, 2010 - 7:36 am by from Malmo, Sweden (Permalink)
Hej!
I´ll be there too.
I was there 2 years ago with the CSers and it was just great !

Good to see you again Olivier =)
Seeya
Nic

Posted August 1st, 2010 - 9:10 pm from Rome, Italy
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Posted August 1st, 2010 - 9:44 pm by from Milano, Italy (Permalink)
i ll also be there!!! get time! let's meet up!

Posted August 1st, 2010 - 10:48 pm by from Utrecht, Netherlands (Permalink)
Yeeey Sziget is getting closer and closer, tommorow i leave holland voor Budapest already!
Hope to also meet some of you there!
Say hello if you reconice me! (dreads ;))

Posted August 2nd, 2010 - 9:09 pm by from Utrecht, Netherlands (Permalink)
Hello everybody.

could someone explain to me at the hand of this map
http://s.sziget.hu/terkep/szigetterkep_2010_1200en.jpg
where the CS camp is going to be?

I heard viri (http://www.couchsurfing.org/people/virib/) is making flags etc so it shouldn't be hard to find once there. as long as everyone has (roughly) the same idea about the location of a CS tent-city.

Posted August 2nd, 2010 - 10:11 pm by from Szeged, Hungary (Permalink)
number 55is the WM stage. As you can see it's the main camping area. There will be thousands of people camping there. (I'm not exagerating..) Unfortunately if we can't find a place near the path (not showed on the map) it'll be pretty hard to find us no matter how much decoration we will have...

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The black lines means the path. Red point is the Dalmat bar. The pink one is the 1st CS camp from last year (if I'm correct) the orange one is where I camped, in the 2nd CS camp last year... But anywhere in that corner would be nice....


Posted August 3rd, 2010 - 8:18 am from Munich, Germany
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Posted August 3rd, 2010 - 9:32 am by from Szeged, Hungary (Permalink)
Hello Uta! Do you rememberme? I'm a friend of Afonso, from Szeged...

Do you know if Ricardo wants to attend the CScamp? Or is he camping with other friends ???

Posted August 3rd, 2010 - 8:33 am by from Maastricht, Netherlands (Permalink)
I suggest beneath this black cross. It's in the area and beneath some trees for some cover.


Posted August 3rd, 2010 - 8:36 am by from Istanbul, Turkey (Permalink)
Where will you stay ? =)

Posted August 3rd, 2010 - 9:02 am by from Utrecht, Netherlands (Permalink)
I'll be arriving sunday. Don't know exactly when. i'll probably be camping near Remco. trees do sound good. you don't want to wake up at around 08:00 because the sun is burning on your tent.

Posted August 3rd, 2010 - 9:12 am by from Maastricht, Netherlands (Permalink)
I will arrive on sundayevening, http://www.couchsurfing.org/people/tankertuig/ Will be on saturday at the festivalsite.

Posted August 3rd, 2010 - 9:40 am by from Szeged, Hungary (Permalink)
Dont worry Sicky a big part of the camping is nice and shady (actually where you see the green). The more problematic part is to get a bigger shady place....
But as we are going on Sunday, I think we can make it...

Posted August 3rd, 2010 - 10:25 am from Munich, Germany
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Posted August 3rd, 2010 - 10:28 am from Aime, France
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Posted August 3rd, 2010 - 10:40 am by from Echuca, Australia (Permalink)
I'm on a Solo mission to Sziget also.

I have a tarp but would prefer to crash in someones tent! Should I just rock up to the black X on the map?

This is my first time to Sziget, I have one question, its on the river so are there lots of mosquitoes?

It's gonna be realllll loooooose.

p.s. Is anyone travelling from Bucharest? Would be good to share transport, or at least a beer on the train...

Posted August 3rd, 2010 - 11:06 am by from Istanbul, Turkey (Permalink)
Did you buy 1 ticket for van or how many people have ?

Posted August 3rd, 2010 - 1:33 pm from Aime, France
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Posted August 3rd, 2010 - 1:43 pm by from Istanbul, Turkey (Permalink)
oh i see. =)


Posted August 4th, 2010 - 12:22 am by from Sydney, Australia (Permalink)
Hey people
It would be great to meet up (I had a big group from Australia last year so never made any of the meetings)but this year would be keen to be more international.... so is the meeting point the Dalmat bar or the WM stage? There is about 100m between the 2 points!
I will have my mobile, +447909410226, happy to meet anybody and see anything...
Antony

Posted August 4th, 2010 - 12:47 pm by from Montreal, Canada (Permalink)
szia
i prefer the pink
i dont know when i arrive on the island but will be there at the meeting point
cu uuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu

Posted August 5th, 2010 - 1:53 pm by from Thessaloniki, Greece (Permalink)
Hey guys!!

How u doing?! :)

Coming to Sziget on Wednesday the 12/8 around afternoon. I'm coming with my tent but unfortunately it's quite small for more than a person and his luggage :(

First time in Sziget and I really want to meet as many CSers as possible!

I read almost all posts on this thread but didn't really get it :/ :? :o how I'm gonna find you!? There are a lot of opinions stated here that confuse me somehow (Dalmatar bar, WM scene, no specific time, will there be a sign that can help us recognise the meeting point or the CS camping place? etc.)

So.. the million-dollar question :)

Is it possible to have the number of someone who will definitely be there so I can call him/her when I'll reach the island? (I already got the numbers of the people who posted it on this thread - I mean Antony's :) - I guess I'll call you sometime on Wednesday)

I appreciate everybody's concern for getting together! That's a brilliant idea and should happen more often in general!! :) Looking forward to meeting you..

ThanX for reading!

Posted August 5th, 2010 - 2:18 pm by from Budapest, Hungary (Permalink)
Yeah, I thought about the same but hoped it would be clearer later. But I guess the date is close enough, though I will join only from saturday.
So I would like a meeting at 12:00 (noon) at the Dalmat bar behind the World Music stage. I will be there.

And because I will wear some CS signs I also hope that someone will pat my shoulder and say hi to me randomly.

I would give my number to anyone in PM if you ask.

Nora

Posted August 5th, 2010 - 2:43 pm by from Utrecht, Netherlands (Permalink)
Some people already arrive this Saturday. They can make CS-camp possible. Don't know how, but they will.

More people come Sundays. I myself and some more people come this Monday. Maybe it would be wise that every 2 hours (12,14,16,18) someone is at the Dalmat-bar Sunday and Monday, recognizable as CS-er.

The meetings every day are at the Dalmat-bar at 12 o'clock I understand. And maybe also at 14 hours, early enough for the first bands of the day. That mostly start at 15 hours.

Am I right? When I am not, correct me.

Posted August 5th, 2010 - 3:46 pm by from Szeged, Hungary (Permalink)
Exactly.

And we will set a meeting for every concert of the main stage: 30 - 20 mins before the concerts, at a certain place (TB dicusssed later...)

I will be there the whole time but maybe unable to search you (concerts,yoga practice, caporeiraetc...). I OK to give you my phone number, but not OK with posting it here...

Posted August 5th, 2010 - 9:00 pm by from Arnhem, Netherlands (Permalink)
Hi everyone!!

Well there are so many people in the thread that as long as a few wear CS badges we are bound to see each other =)

I'll be arriving early on Monday with a few other friends....will keep my eyes open and hope to find some of you.

All the best and get ready, for an awesome week is just ahead of us!

Cheers!

Esteban

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Posted August 3rd, 2010 - 1:56 pm by from Manchester, England (Permalink)
We'll be staying in a hostel, but hope to see you all at the meeting!!

Posted August 3rd, 2010 - 3:22 pm from Munich, Germany
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Posted August 6th, 2010 - 7:26 pm by from Rome, Italy (Permalink)
Ciaooo!

I'm coming on Monday and I'll start to look for some CSers,
at meeting points.
so see you at Sziget!

Gioia

Posted August 6th, 2010 - 7:26 pm by from Rome, Italy (Permalink)
Ciaooo!

I'm coming on Monday and I'll start to look for some CSers,
at meeting points.
so see you at Sziget!

Gioia

Posted August 6th, 2010 - 7:35 pm by from Paris, France (Permalink)
Hey there everybody!
It’s Francesca and Anna-Sophie! We will arrive in Budapest tomorrow (7th august)morning at about 10 a.m.
From the airport, we’re go directly to the festival-area to build up out tent….also already looking for a nice spot where we maybe can rice up the camp.
For all those people coming the 9th…..we’ll be in front of the DALMAT BAR at 13H for about 30/45minuts with the CS_FLAGGE (which will be soooooo hugh that you must be blind to miss it).
On the festival-plan you’ll find the bar in front of the WORLD-MUSIC-STAGE, left hand side of the plan…
So try to be there!!! Anyway we plan to come back to this meeting point more or less every 2hours …..but for sure we or I miss all this meeting possibilities FRA will have the Flag with her all the time!
At JOHANN and VIRI BODI…..we try to reach you…once we arrived at the festival area….to meet up there or in the city or and or and or… to organize the camp and much more important the nights^^.
Woeoeoeoeooeoeoe Sziget….we’re coming!!!!!
See you all at least! the 9th and the place to be!
FraFra and An-So

Posted August 8th, 2010 - 8:51 am from Munich, Germany
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Posted August 8th, 2010 - 8:59 am by from Utrecht, Netherlands (Permalink)
Luckily we also have the 'smaller' meetings before every act (for those who want (to see)) on the Mainstage. Don't know where exactly, but think that would be the bar at the end of the field.

Posted August 8th, 2010 - 11:22 am by from Utrecht, Netherlands (Permalink)
Happy Happy! Someone can use my second tent. I managed to get 2 Quecha's in 1 cover. So, who still needs a tent... just visit CS-camp!

Posted August 8th, 2010 - 12:32 pm by from Durban, South Africa (Permalink)
Hi all!

So! I'm definitely coming on the 13th...and am super amped for it. It would be great if there were later meets, as I am only just managing to pull into Budapest from Prague around 18h00, to hopefully catch Mika on the mainstage.

Ciao4now,

Munch

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Posted August 10th, 2010 - 3:57 pm by from Koper, Slovenia (Permalink)
I will come tomorrow around 17-18, is there any meeting fixed in advance at Dalmat bar? Well will try to find you anyway.

See you

If anyone will be also loosing itself and would like to join forces,
my mobile 0038640302236

Posted August 11th, 2010 - 7:04 am by from Bern, Switzerland (Permalink)
Dalmat Bar it is!
C U there...
...hopefully :-)
Cheers, Pascal

Posted August 11th, 2010 - 11:43 am from Munich, Germany
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