That´s the famous and legendary Berghain. Where everything is allowed except taking pictures. My mother doesn’t want me to go there. Good for her the door is known as the most difficult door in Berlin. In the world. I was denied entrance. The one time I tried to get in. On a Sunday afternoon. And there was no one in the queue. There was actually no queue at all. But still, “you are not getting inside”.
So Papa took matter into his own hands. Last Wednesday I received this email:
” Dear Sonja, phis (pop-kultur) is going until Friday and tickets can be bought online. I invite you, like this you will manage to get into Berghain. Greetings and kisses, Papete”
Pop-kultur is a new festival for Berlin, held for the first time ever from August 26 to 28 at Berghain. With its program comprising live concerts, performances, talks, and readings by more than 60 acts »Pop-Kultur« shines a light on Berlin’s busy scene while meeting standards of internationality and diversity one can expect to experience in 2015.
And I bought a ticket for the amazing and wonderful Sophie Hunger who performed yesterday. Excitement was big. Mama told me not to go into the darkrooms (I couldn’t anyway, is not a magic ticket) and to call her – when I was out of earshot – immediately from my way home.Papa was happy that his Berliner daughter was going to a Berlin institution.
The atmosphere outside was like a cool Biergarten. The most dangerous thing might have been my pink Hawaiian shirt, which my work colleague had gotten me extra for the occasion (pic at the end).
But once inside it was amazing. The place is impressive. It’s a former heating plant with a very unique atmosphere. Once the concert started it proofed that the acoustics there are incredible. Sophie Hunger’s voice embraced you like a blanket and it was impossible not to be touched.
It was an amazing experience. Thank you Papa!
See my Hawaiian shirt? I love it.