Leo in a sea of cops on May 1st. The second after I shot this, a cop tapped
his shoulder and asked if he could borrow the lookout-spot.
Had a great weekend. Obvious, since I'm writing about it on a wednesday.Erika
came down from Gothenburg, Andreas gave us a guide to the former jewish girl school
at the Berlin Biennale for Contemporary Art (that I wouldn't have visited otherwise). My favorite there was the Axl Rose poster
that had been left on a wall when the school was closed in '86.Loads of free beer
at the Minus release / Matthew Hawtin vernissage
- techno, boring minimalism, tons of people with art hairdos - plain fun!Heavy mosh pit action
at the Lethal B concert
at Cafe Moskau. Berlin punks are nothing compared to Grime Time
And, of course, Mayday
! Berlin punks throwing bottles, fighting cops and setting Oranienstrasse on fire
! Felt pretty much as serious as Wrestling
- it get's calmer every year they say, the cops
almost seemed bored, just focused on a couple of guys that they beat up / dragged away, the rest of us could run around and take photos how ever much we wanted. If swedish cops would face a situation like that, they'd have shot 10 people in panic.
So, back to work and watching a couple "24" episodes at night for a couple of days. Wieder gesundes Leben!