There was a time where they thought the world was flat and if you sailed far enough out on the ocean you would fall over the edge and end god knows where. One minute you are cruising the ocean and the next moment you have fallen out into the great unknown. That is how I feel about Auguststrasse.
I love cruising Auguststrasse. A good night starts with a burger at the ever so lovely Shiso, by far my most favourite burger place in Berlin these days. Then like a pinball I will bounce from one place to the next in the direction of Friedrichstrasse. And then you have to be carefully not to fall over the edge. When you fall over the edge of Auguststrasse you do end in the great unknown and not just any unknown but a very particular unknown. It is the unknown known as KingSize. The place where people come to get lost in the crowd.
It happened to me again this Saturday. I was bouncing through Auguststrasse, Berlin and then I feel over the edge and ended at the great unknown. What was different than most times I hit the great unknown is that it was pretty damn early when I got there, however it turned out to be such a great evening due to a couple of DJs named Gamme and Lola Luc.
Arriving this early gave me a chance to hear them build up the evening. From background music to making us all one happy crowd in 40 minutes is pretty damn good in my book. Here was somebody who remembered what it was all about. The merits of a DJ should not be measured by his the amount of strangers they can make out with over the console but how they make us all feel as one movement and crowd.
Keep up the good work G+LL.
Admitted, I’m no true cosmopolite. I get Jet Lag and whenever changing continents it takes me forever to stop getting up at four in the morning or going to bed four in the afternoon. I have something similar when returning to Scandinavia after having been in Berlin for a while. My inner calendar while be messed up for weeks. I call it Berlin Lag.
Berlin Lag, is when you wake up on a Wednesday morning with a smile on your face because your brain is telling you its Friday. The funny thing is that exactly the same thing happens the next day, in other cities know as Thursday and then again the day after that.
Granted, Berlin Lag does not arise from a particular healthy living with lots of daylight and meditative hours. It arises from my fear of missing out and the fact that Berliners treat most days like Fridays. There is always a new pop-up restaurant and a new nightclub opening on Friday 1,2 and 3.
There are simply not room enough in one Friday for all the events and pop-ups this city fosters. I would hereby like to suggest we make Berlin its own special time zone with 3 Fridays in a week.
Oh no – missing out on a great evening tonight in Berlin. Stuck in Scandinavia with lots of water pouring down but with no pirates in sight. The Rock’n Roll photographer Tom Lemke is hosting the party in his new atelier at Ku’Damm. Though I haven’t met the guy yet I have seen enough of his pictures to call him a true pirate.
To me Rock’n Roll is all about being a modern pirate. To make a break true you need to really hijack your life and your dream and set sail with more willpower than maps. Fight for your dream and have a looot of party along the way.
Tonight I will wander the damp streets of Scandinavia with a patch on my eye
A Modern Pirate