Why this is the Geocache of the Week:
For many of us, every time a new smiley is earned, there’s a celebration. Whether that’s with your geocaching partner, the new friend you brought along, or even just by yourself. With this geocache, the celebration becomes more than just a high-five and a happy dance: it’s a full-blown rock and roll festival, complete with tons of cheering fans. This geocache is located near the annual Rock am Deister festival in Germany and this emulates the sights and sounds. When you make it to this geocache, be sure to bring along a 9-volt battery to power the concert and enjoy the show as you sign the logbook.
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What the geocache owner, Geoheimnisträger, has to say:
“Every year the Sparkasse promotes and supports the small but awesome Rock Festival “Rock im Deister“…To get a feel for the area, I explored the grounds with the festival organizer. A power distribution box caught my eye and I immediately thought of a large cache, which plays music when you open it (since this location is all about music). But where can you get such an item? A little research, a few emails and phone calls later… I was able to collaborate with 2korn, a geocacher based in Hannover, who not only was able to obtain the box, but also took significant part in developing the idea behind the cache.
Since this is public land, we quickly finalized the exact spot, where the box should go and met with the local government to receive written approval for this cache. This really was a great case study where local organizations, the geocaching community and the government worked together to make this happen.”
“Of course we love all the positive things people have to say. We hope this cache has a long life. With this cache and all the others in the Schatzhüterin GeoTour, we want to let our community know that it is possible to work together with local businesses to get sponsorship and enhance our sport in a positive way. That was our goal for this cache and the whole Tour.”
What geocachers are saying:
[translated from German]
“The highlight of the day, if you have the accessories needed here, you can enjoy the show into the night. Super great job.” – leonberger307
“Today during a little bike tour we found this great cache. When we got there it was literally swarmed by other cachers. Greetings to all. For the great idea we have a favorite point.” – tataonan
“And again a brilliant box from this series! The passing cyclists were amazed at the sound! Amazing craft work, as is the favorite point’s duty! TFTC” – sokosuche
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