Naked People Not Getting Hassled
In 2009, a video of a naked man at Coachella went viral after he was arrested and tased for not putting on his clothes. This is unheard of at Roskilde. One naked man in his early 20s told us that he lost his clothes (they were hanging over his shoulder). When he walked around, he received looks ranging from apathy to celebration. He was later spotted high-fiving three teenagers, who asked, “Can I touch your penis?” When they were politely refused, one of the teens began tapping on the man’s penis with his sneaker as if it was a hacky sack. The incident ended with more high-fives. “Yeah, man. That’s Roskilde,” said a nearby bartender nonchalantly. Other sartorially challenged men jovially posed for pics with the clothed among us. Other nude situations are more organized. Since 1998, the festival has organized Nøgenløb (“Big nude race”), pictured above, an annual nude run around the festival.
July 10, 2012