by James Glazebrook
Instead, we’re listing our favourite attempts to describe the iconic club, in ascending order of awesomeness:
5) “The Best Club in the World” – every dance music publication, every other year
4) “You know that episode of The Simpsons, when Homer takes Bart to a steel mill that turns into a gay club? That.” – @johnontheweb
(Apologies for the shit video quality, but it’s impossible to get decent Simpsons clips online. You get the idea.)
3) “The techno Crystal Maze” – our mate Dan
Orbital at Berghain last weekend:
2)”The vampire club from Blade” – fellow expat Berliner Heather
In terms of the club’s energy and aesthetic, this is spot on. Also, Berghain is full of sucking and spraying fluids, but of an altogether different kind.
(Sorry, that’s truly disgusting.)
Of course, none of the above descriptions do the place justice. I was in Berghain last Saturday and couldn’t muster the words to describe it (and not for the reasons you might think – I was stone-cold sober). You’ll just have to find out for yourself what make the club so special – if you can make it past the notoriously selective door staff. Good luck!