LEARNING THE NITE CODES

15 Oct

MOSKAU DISCOKURZSTRECKE, IS A MAGICAL GERMAN WORD & CONCEPT. A KURZSTRECKE ENTITLED YOU TO A 2KM CAB RIDE FOR A E2.50. THIS ONE WORD ALLOWED US TO TAKE FULL ADVANTAGE OF BERLINS SPRAWLING, AND CRYPTIC NIGHTLIFE HEAD ON.  ALTHOUGH OUR COLLEGE WAS IN CHARLOTTENBURG, WE KNEW IT WAS IMPERATIVE TO BE EAST, NOWHERE BEFORE OR SINCE HAVE WE BEEN ABLE TO FIND AN APARTMENT WITH STUDIO FOR $70 A WEEK.  WITH SUCH A LOW COST OF LIVING, ARTISTS & CREATIVES COULD ACTUALLY BE CREATIVE WITHOUT HARSH MONETARY RAMIFICATIONS OF SKYHIGH RENTS. BERLIN BOOM WHEN I HEARD MISS KITTIN WAS DJING WITH LAURENT GARNIER AT CAFE MOSKAU, THAT WAS IT. PARTIES NEVER REALLY GOT GOING UNTIL AFTER MIDNIGHT, BUT THERE WAS NO WAY I WAS GOING TO MISS THIS ONE.  ARRIVING AT THE ALEX, AND GETTING IN THE QUEUE AROUND 11:40 IT WAS FREEZING OUTSIDE. DESCENDING INTO THE BASEMENT WE SAW MISS KITTIN WARMING UP,  EXPECTING A LONGER SET, BUT SHE STEPPED BACK IN THE DJ BOOTH, AND ALLOWED LAURENT GARNIER TO TAKE OVER THE DECKS AROUND 1:00 AM.  WHAT FOLLOWED I CAN NEVER FORGET, LAURENT TOOK CONTROL AND STARTED THIS SLOW BUILD, I DIDN’T UNDERSTAND WHAT WAS GOING ON AT FIRST, THE MUSIC WAS GREAT, BUT IT PROGRESSIVELY GOT BETTER, AND LIKE THAT THREE HOURS HAD VANISHED.  I WENT TO GET A DRINK, AND TWO GIRLS FROM THE COLLEGE GREETED ME COMING DOWNSTAIRS,  THEY SAID THEY SAW ME GO IN, AND HAD BEEN QUEUING OUTSIDE FOR THAT LONG!  SIX HOURS INTO AN EPIC SESSION, LAURENT GARNIER SHOWED NO SIGNS OF LETTING UP,  IT WAS IN THOSE NEXT TWO HOURS, THAT I PHYSICALLY DIDN’T HAVE CONTROL.  I HAVE NEVER BEEN IN A STATE OF NEAR EXHAUSTION FROM DANCING,  REALIZING THE MUSIC JUST CONTINUES TO GET BETTER, TRY AS YOU MIGHT LEAVING THE FLOOR IS IMPOSSIBLE.MOSKAU NIGHTS

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