No sleep all weekend?

The other day I noticed that in almost three months it hasn’t gotten any better around Ostkreuz. In fact, I think it’s gotten only worse. There are more constructions, more blocked roads, it’s louder and I it sure as hell doesn’t look like it’s over any time soon.

Now, it sounds like people living around the Ostkreuz construction site get super lucky the following weekend. I got a nice flyer yesterday, which told me that there is gonna be all day and all night construction work. They probably would not announce that if it wouldn’t mean “loud”.

Some people living here, were lucky to score a Ersatzschlafraum (which is probably a hotel), for the rest – it’s over on Sunday by 6 AM. Until then, go out and party. Or something. Can’t? Sucks to be you!


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O2 Arena

While I believe Berlin has too many arenas already, we got another one. Some time this summer the O2 Arena was opened and I drove by the other night and took two pretty horrible shots of the fireworks they started down there. No idea why, and I honestly didn’t bother to research it. So here they are – my two horrible pictures shot with my phone’s camera.



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Urban Affairs

If you’re in the city in August or early September, make sure to check out Urban Affairs.

+++ ATM likes to invite you to URBAN AFFAIRS – probably the biggest streetart groupshows this year in Germany with about 45 different artists from all over the world! ATM is proud to be a partner of this event and likes to show you new works of participating ATM Artists BIMER, EMESS and BONK!

URBAN AFFAIRS , Brauerei Friedrichshöhe, Landsberger Alle 54, Berlin-Friedrichshain 05.07.08 – 05.09.08, Di-Do 14:00-20:00, Fr-So 15:00-23:00, +++

Die ich lieb


Yeah. I miss Berlin. :)

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Public viewing

I just dropped of some friends at Hauptbahnhof and noticed that Berlin is pretty much dead during the Euro 2008 football games – except for those places who own a TV, of any size. And that’s what public viewing is all about.

To native English speakers the name itself, “public viewing”, may sound strange. In short, it’s about watching events in public places. Most of those places have giant flat screens, but not all of them. Berlin itself offers lots of opportunities to go outside and watch a game. Plenty of bars, in the parks, restaurants and so on.

Interesting also that football is not just a guys thing anymore. Lots of girls on the streets wearing shirts and flags. So this is not gonna be so boring after all. Woo. ;-)

Sunshine! Villalobos! Weekend!

Weekend Roof - M-nus party
If you don’ know what to do today, I suggest you take it minimal and head to the Weekend Roof right now. One of the greatest DJs ever, Ricardo Villalobos, is playing there right now and goes on until nine in the evening. I am not sure how much the entrance fee is, but since the terace is one of the Berlin’s finest and it’s +28c out there, I think it’s worth it in any case. See you there, Berlin!
(The photo above is from Koelk_H stream in Flickr).


Currently, the Linuxtag is in Berlin (near Funkturm, Deutschland Hallen, right next to it). We managed to go yesterday for a bit, went around the booths for a bit and then tried to go for one of the free lectures.

Trying to find the lecture turned out to be a bit of a hassle. The people at the site didn’t know where anything is at and the signs were screwed up (“running in a circle”). Finally found it, but then sitting there and looking at a tiny projector screen without wifi made it seem like the economy version of the lectures. Let’s hope that the people who paid 600 EUR per day had more fun. (Note: sarcasm)

Linuxtag runs until Saturday, check this link for tomorrow’s schedule:

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Pure Evil @ ATM

Pure Evil

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München goes Berlin

Marienplatz jetzt in Berlin

Es war mir schon immer klar, dass (auch) alle Münchner, am liebsten in Berlin wohnen.


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Dlux & Vexta


Not too far away from Watergate and 103. ;-) More shots in this set. I got inspired through jUST’s Flickr stream.

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Birthday Party at Mädcheninternat on Friday, 23.5.2008


I’m not sure if I’m going but it sure seems tempting: Birthday Party crew is taking over Mädcheninternat (which by the way was listed on the top party places in Tip restaurant special). DJ Donna Summer’s mixtape at XLR8R was really great and as it’s a night with free entry i’d call it a bargain! Maybe I have to reschedule my weekend for this event because last B’day I attended in West Germany was very funny and the lineup included some of my favourites, Les Gillettes and Transformer Di Roboter. Too much to do, so little time – and money :(

Other than that pizza has been in my mind. So I will be heading to Duo Forni to grab some horsey food for my belly. Enjoy the weekend, you all you!

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Air Liquide @ Tresor

Tonight, be there, or be square. Doors open at 1:00 AM.

– Benno Blome (Sender Rec. / Berlin)
– Pan/tone aka Sid LeRock (Sender Rec. / Köln, Toronto)
– Mutlu (Sender Rec. / Berlin)
– Air Liquide (Multicolour Rec. / Kreta, Berlin) Live PA
– Housemeister (All You Can Beat / Berlin)
– Stevie D. (Berlin)

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Coming up in July: Dubstep in Berghain


Berghain will become a dubstep heaven for one Friday, 11th of July. I’m already very excited because this is one of my favorite spots here in Berlin. It has got just about every feature I like in clubs: it is located in a nice industrial building, there’s great crowd and spectacular sound system by Funktion One. Last Saturday over there was great but I guess this will be a night from another planet. Mala of the Digital Mystikz fame (+ Shackleton, Appleblim, Distance and Scuba) will definitely go deep here. One thing is not for sure: how many of the dubstep heads will get in because of the now-and-then-selective door policy? I think it won’t be a problem but I think it’s better to be there on time when these dudes play.

I’m still not the biggest fan of the Berlin nightlife rhythm which requires me to stay up until the sun is already high up on the sky. But there’s so many good nights to go out that I’ve learned to take that disco nap in the early evening to get energized. But to say it clearly at least once: this night is going to be great.

Image above from the Flickr of Sebu-Chan, licenced under Creative Commons.

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iPhoner leben gefährlich

Der Berliner Kurier titelte, “Tatmotiv Kult-Telefon – Handy-Räuber stachen Designer nieder”. Oha!


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