Upon walking into the main room of the location, I heard someone in the back yell “Red Hot Chilli Peppers.“ People around him applauded, while some guests groaned at his speed. The DJ congratulated him; he had just earned a point at what I learned is Madame Claude weekly music quiz. The person with the most points at the end of the game wins a bottle of wine and everyone was trying to get that bottle. The bar was full, every seat taken. Then I noticed some free tables and chairs – on the ceiling. Suddenly, everything was upside down.
On Friday I spent the afternoon with my friend Linda from London who writes about life, love, and music in her blog “The Book of Linda.“ We met on Kastanienallee in Prenzlauer Berg, which is not just another street in Berlin. Often Kastanienallee is also referred to as the “Castingallee:“ the catwalk of Berlin’s hip and trendy.
Later, on my way to the Alexanderplatz in Berlin, something striking caught my attention.