Sunday, October 10, 2010

Party Arty

"The rich get money but never what they want.
Find ourselves a new place to haunt.
Climb up the fire escape do it 'til the ground looks far away.
Go night swimming,
leave our clothes on the ground,
when you get busted you should just stand there proud.
It's the truth we all been wrong make it up and let's move on.
Playing cards we all get to act sly
there's so much beauty it could make you cry

there's so much beauty it could make you cry
there's so much beauty it could make you cry
there's so much beauty it could make you cry"
-So much beauty, Modest Mouse

To say we haven't been exploring the night life of Berlin, would be a dirty filthy little lie.
Rather than sit here and say how productive and creative I have been since landing, drinking mineral water and sketching in a moleskin, would be a far stretch from the truth.
In all honesty though, I think the night life in Berlin is the most inspiring in the world.
Here's a sneaky run down of my two favourite places so far....
Dr Pong = a dark and dingy ping pong hall, with vampires making out in corners (I wish I took a photo for you, holy heck. Amazing. not the making out, the outfits. of course). A barman who spoke English (praise the lord) and who kept making out with his co-worker up against the wall behind the bar (hang on a sec...there wasn't crazy amounts of making out as I am making it out to be, but it obviously caught my eye). The owner who looked like....whats his name, off True Blood, the cute guy who is really nice like a big teddy bear who goes out with the young red head? (cue Elliot: master/expert of the show) .."Hoyt". yeh him. Side note: Just don't ask for a water, as it just involves the barman walking into the toilets and bringing back a full cup = not so awesome.
People walk around with ping pong bats in their pockets. Grab a drink, hit the tables. It feels like the 70s with a grungier vibe. 
Fuchs und Elster = the best place ever. I mean it. It even knocks the underground bars in New York off the table. Set in a bunker in which you have to go through a maze of different rooms to get into. It's burlesque meets 50s swing. People  in extravagant masks, drag queens, and all round visual amazingness even lead us to get out my Sharpie and draw beauty marks on each other. Jumped on the stage when 'Rock around the Clock' hit the speakers, and in the end I even became convinced that men who wear facial glitter are actually attractive (only if they have facial hair). Guess you had to be there???
I'll take more photos next time.
Oh yes, there will definitely be a next time.

Beauty marks: Sharpie
Hat: vintage, Feather: curtesy of Dino the parrot, Glasses: Ellery, Top: One Teaspoon, Bra : Amercian Apparel

1 comment:

Rose said...

you are looking amazing!!!