It's known as the world's most famous techno club and holds the accolade as the hardest place to get in to, due to it's almost impossible to meet door policies. This is the place where the line for the list, even has a list and to get on that list you need to tick ALL of the boxes which change every night depending on the crowd they want. Oh, and if you're a tourist, you'd better pray to the Gods above that the door picker, a giant of a man covered in tattoos and piercings, who is just as famous as the club itself, likes the look of you.
Yes, we're talking about Berlin
's infamous Berghain
night club. A huge industrial unit -- which used to be a power plant -- found in wasteland beside the Berlin Railway Station
, where the techno elite gather from dusk to dawn and beyond, for the best in techno. Regarded as the "world capital of techno," Berghain
is the Wailing Wall for techno purists. For years it has been the place where many "outsiders" have tried to enter, but so few have seen what lies within. It quite simply is the Holy Grail of clubbing.
But now, all that has changed. Just like Paris Hilton
in Ibiza, another vomit inducing narcissist of the fake celebrity world has decided to ruin everything sacred in the scene we know and love. Lady Gaga
has announced that she will be holding the album launch party for "Artpop
" on the roof of Berghain
later this month.
Yes, you read that right and that "THUMP" you head just there was the sound of the techno anoraks everywhere hitting the floor. To sum it up in one word, SACRILEGE!
And if that wasn't bad enough, German
subscription service AMPYA
will give all the Gaga fans, or Little Monsters
as they're known, the chance to go to the event on October 24
by submitting one question they've always wanted to ask the pop star.
50 VIP passes will be given to those with the best questions while 10 lucky entrants will receive a pair of VIP tickets allowing them to meet Gaga.
So there you have it. It turns out that instead of jumping through hoops of fire before rolling in broken glass then diving into a bath of vinegar to get in to Berghain
, all you have to do is ask Lady Gaga
I'm now going to lie down for a while and hope this is all a bad dream