I don’t remember why I was in Berlin in November 1994. Probably because of Prince and his performance at the MTV Europe Awards, but maybe it was a coincidence.
The day of the awards my friend Yvonne and I got a tip from another Prince fan that Prince would play an aftershow at Tränenpalast (Palace of Tears, a former border check point between East and West Berlin). We went there around 9 pm and were the first in line. The guy who gave us the tip arrived soon after us. For hours we stood in the cold, more and more people arriving. Some sharing stories of what he played at the awards and we all hoped he would play at this small venue later in the night. Talking about songs we’d love to hear.
Around 1 am they let us in, I believe we paid 50 DM. Yvonne (who I actually had met in 1990 on the bus to Waldbühne in Berlin to see Prince on the Nude Tour. We managed to push ourselves to 2nd row at that concert.) and I ran to the front of the stage and clutched to the barrier, slightly on the right side of the stage.
At around 3 am Prince walked on stage with his band and played for nearly 2 hours. None of his big hits from the 80ties, mostly recent material or what would end up on The Gold Experience album. We were in heaven. I loved that he played Billy Jack Bitch at the end, a song I was really into. At one point during the concert his microphone stopped working. He said “KAPUTT” and everyone just screamed and screamed! Soon they brought him another mic and the show continued.
When the concert was over at 5 am Yvonne and I walked out of the Tränenpalast with the biggest smiles on our faces.
I’m very happy that I grew up with Prince.
Love him and miss him so much.
The days of deep hibernation are over, but we’re still full on shlumpadinkas! Yes, Oprah taught us in the ways of the shlumpadinka a long time ago and now we’re embracing the art of letting go. Come dance with us in your floppiest shlumpy tent! Fall out of bed & onto the dance floor.
To fill the room with super chillaxed vibes we’re very exited to have Macy Rodman from NYC with us. The Lazy Girl video is on heavy rotation in our beds. Macy recently released the debut EP HELP.
Join us to see Macy’s first performance in Canada and get HELP!
Take this shlumpadinka quiz!
If your answer is maybe to any question you may be a shlumpadinka:
* Is your birthstone melatonin?
* Is your favourite designer bed, bored & beyond?
* Is your favourite food deep fried anything?
* Are your nighties by Ralph LauRen, the father of Kylo Ren?
* Are you guilty of the nonstop frump?
* Are you in a really anal, nonstop relationship with a chocolate bar?
* Do your new friends ask you: are you on email?
* Are you pretty sure it’s the Chinese year of the sloth?
* Is your favourite InterNetflix show Watch Again?
* Are greasy food stains on your oversized clothing just a funky pattern to you?
* Have you ever used a plate of spaghetti as your comfy cushion?
* Is your goal step count a single digit?
We’re very happy to co-present this shlumpy night with Images Festival
April 16 – 10:30pm
1197 Dundas W @ Ossignton
Hosted by Mary Messhausen
With Buzz and Peg
Djs Produzentin and Das Hussy
$15 Door – $10 before 11:30pm
$10 with Images ticket stub of Conundrum Clinique screening
Just came back from a trip to LA and Las Vegas. We took a sound bath at the Integratron and the Mariah concert. Both of them should be combined, really.
And then I got Grafitti Bridge on vinyl just because it works so well with the book cover of photos of Elizabeth Taylor’s house by Catherine Opie.