HOW TO SURVIVE A WEEKEND IN BERGHAIN
There’s no other club like BERGHAIN on this planet. After visiting loads of clubs I still believe it’s the best one. People often fly from other continents with the goal to see this place (if they manage to get in).
The club is based in the old power plant which in my opinion is as industrial as it gets! There are three levels and two rooms - the huge one for hard techno and the other (more girly) one with lighter electronic music called PANORAMA BAR. Usually, I’m in the main room, going to relax, chill upstairs. It took me a while to find the outside terrace on the ground floor. Go there if you decide you want to see some sun this weekend. Also, if you happen to make out with any guys in the darkness, think twice before taking him out to that terrace because people tend to look very differently in the daylight.
Don't be surprised by seeing lots of people on drugs, dancing like crazy or even walking around naked or fucking in/near the dark room. All the bathrooms are unisex, they have regulars asking to lick your dirty shoes or to pee in their mouth (you know, regular Berlin stuff!). There are no mirrors no watches there, you're not allowed to take pictures (they take this very seriously) - nobody cares about the way they look and just sink into techno with the whole crowd and the best DJs in the world. And that's all to the best sound system I have experienced!
They open their doors on Saturday night and close in the morning after 30+ hours of partying. Basically every weekend is amazing, but my favorite is Pride weekend when they host the CSD (Pride) party. The club used to be gay, now it’s more mixed, but that weekend in particular it becomes very gay and very international.
Lately I’m here every pride. It took a while to learn how to survive this amazing long party. I come usually Sunday morning around 3am, wait in a line for around and hour, dance till ~3pm, go home, shower (making sure the stamp stays on my hand), eat, sleep and return back home Sunday evening to stay till Monday morning. Many people stay in the whole weekend; however, my body simply was not built for that.
Lot’s of people (especially girls) come Sunday late morning or even afternoon. They say it’s easier to get it at that time. I wouldn’t be sure about that, as line usually is almost as long.
I know it’s not for everyone, but every person I know who’s been there has absolutely loved it! Now how to get in through the world’s most famous bouncers and be a part of the best crowd ever. You can find lot’s of articles online and even the app that helps you train answering bouncer questions in German. So far I always get in and my simple suggestions are:
- Be yourself! Do not pretend somebody you’re not! Do not overdress (high heels for girls = no chance). Don’t listen to others suggesting you to dress up like you are a techno lover, or like a hipster, or dress in black (that most people do). Let’s be clear - it is written on your face if you belong here.
- Fetish outfits are encouraged, gay looks as well (but not queens). Still be yourself!
- Do not go in groups - it’s also more fun not being in a group and connecting with new people inside.
- Behave yourself in a line - do not be that drunk loud person!
That’s it, come in, say hi to me and let’s dance!
Putting ratings for this legendary club is super easy!
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