I was back in Berlin and I found out Azari and III was playing that day. With nothing planned yet, I went to the concert, which was nice.
The location was super, check the ceiling.
The festival which officially 'closed' the entire weekend (not counting the numerous after parties); Fly BerMuDa. I arrived fairly late, around 2 am.
Just in time to catch Ellen Allien. I spent the most time in the Beatport room where Deadbeat and Âme were playing.
My first night in Berlin (of this weekend). I started out in the Levee Club where a Dutch night was organized with Dimzen & Wijnand van de Heuvel.
Unfortunately this party was kind of a dud so I left for Kater Holzig after to see Tom Ruijg and Efdé playing a nice set in a packed club.
My first time Hell & Dunkel Open Air. Unfortunately there was no demand for a bus trip but maybe next year. This meant I also had to fix my own transportation instead of going by bus, since it's a bit too far on my scooter.
This weekend was planned to be the only one I had 'free' as in no work, no festival, no parties, just relaxing... Since a lot of people were at Lowlands, it was nice and quiet...
But I saw Kiesgrube was organized and I didn't go for a long time... So impulsively we drove to Neuss on Sunday.
What can I say about SonneMondSterne ? I have always had a soft spot for this festival. When I called them back in 2002 and told them I wanted to do bustrips and do their promotion in Holland, 1 of the 2 owners jumped in his car the next day and drove over 600 kilometers to meet me.
My 2nd time Nachtdigital. We left perfectly in time from Amsterdam and Utrecht with a doubledecker bus filled with partypeople, ready to go wild for about 48 hours.
Our departure was perfect, but after about an hour, the heating element showed the motor was overheating, so we drove into a garage at 3 am, where a mechanic was waiting. He checked it, fixed it and after about 2 hours we were on our way again.
Like last year and the years before I went to Melt! Festival, partially work related, partially to party. I have to admit, the line-up was a bit too non-dance minded for me.
It was time to go to Mannheim again for Time Warp, my 11th time in a row. And still I'm not bored. It's just so much fun seeing so many people you know, because Time Warp is always a sort of reunion.
Berlin is my favourite city in the world and it has been since I was a kid. That's why I don't mind going at all. This time I planned a trip which was 'work minded' so I didn't plan any parties.