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Laurent @ Culture Box

It’s been several years after his last appearance at Culture Box in Copenhagen and it’s been several months since I managed to see Laurent last time. So about time for both of us ;)

And what should I say … it was great!
After three hours of warm-up by the residents, Laurent started at 2am and continued until 6am.

Certainly long enough to make my knees hurt for the rest of the weekend. The good kinda pain though ;)

Love the statement, hate the fact

“Erst wenn die letzte Eigentumswohnung gebaut, der letzte Klub abgerissen, der letzte Freiraum zerstört ist, werdet Ihr feststellen, dass der Prenzlauer Berg die Kleinstadt geworden ist, aus der ihr mal geflohen seid.”

Which translates into something like:

“Only when the last condominium built, the last club demolished, the last free space destroyed, you will find that Prenzlauer Berg has become the small town you once fled from.”

Is the beautiful, but sad statement that was made on a banner in the window of “Klub der Republik”, the latest addition in clubs closed down in Berlin. A sad tradition that has been going on for quite some time, in favour of peaceful living in expensive apartments in Prenzlauer Berg.

There is a full article about dying clubs in Berlin, specifically in Prenzlauer Berg, in a recent issue of Berliner Morgenpost (link). It’s in German though (for a change ;)

Laurent + Ben + Stephane at Berghainnnnnnnnn

Not just a collection of French names, but the given names of Mr.Garnier and his fellow DJ friends (Stephane is better know as Scan X) and their new project L.B.S. – Live Booth Sessions or Loud Bass & Samples.
Friday night (or better Saturday morning) they guested at Berghainand I joined from 0:00 to 9:00 (at had a breakfast appointment at 10:00), though they were only playing from 3:00 to 8:30.
Man that was goooood.
And after a long day I had quite a good sleep tonight … finally!