I am posting some older activities that I have been getting into. Summer time in Berlin is really nice, and there is just simply too much to keep up with everything. One of these activities was Baumhaus Outdoor Comedy Festival in Neu Koln. I normally would not go to things like this, but my friend insisted we get out and do something. She is on vacation, I live here, but I am trying to keep up with the young folks. We invited my German girl friend who I used to work with and we headed over to this place. It was located right at the Sonnenalle S-bahn, I think it was Sonnenalle 221, but I would definitely check that before if you go.
The venue reminded me of Karter Holzig. It had the look of a tree house, and there were many areas of outside seating. It was near an area of water where we set up my blanket and brand new picnic set. I stick out normally like a sore thumb at these places. I am far from a hipster or hippy. I am at peace with that. Places like these are full of these types. Same level of ignorance, but they are cool about it. That is my best description for the ones I have met so far. That night, I realized I was the ignorant one. The people were so nice, and I actually had a good time. I was able to sit and chill and talk. They had activities, such as writing love notes (arts and crafts), they had artists that were painting things live. They had English language comedy that was actually funny. I must admit, I had a good time.
We watched the sun set, and drank a lot of wine, and met some great new characters, like Bruno from Italy who was hilarious, or this couple I met, and I need to find again. I like to meet new people, but I often seem to rub the Germans the wrong way by telling them the truth about my experience here in Berlin. They feel bad, but they also seem to be quite angry that I am bringing it up, it is weird. Met one of those that night, but really I can care less.. get used to it.. the Western world is not so great for people who are brown… especially in a place like Germany, but if you do not want an honest answer, I say do not ask me.
Anyways, I did not mean to rant. I had a great time overall.. EXCEPT they made us throw out all of drinks that we brought with us. I thought this place encouraged this type of save money culture, but these folks obviously wanted to make some money. I am fine with that, but at least put a warning.. no outside food or drinks. This would be helpful information. There were several people outside trying to quickly drink their booze before they entered, and I felt this was worth mentioning.
Well.. I am off to another outdoors festival thing tonight. Will take pictures and post later.