Tourendparty, Berlin 22:a dec 1996
The day with the big D had come! Willy, David and myself woke up at noon and took the subway to Kudamm in the centre of Berlin. It was very cold and we just went around not knowing what to do, just waiting for the adventure of the evening.
Finally it was 6 pm and we had a beer at Café Eisenwaren with Suz, Tobi, Andrea Fengler and finally Monika arrived. At 8 pm we took off for the party. All the people from the day before were there and many more who I´d never seen before. We were at a barwith “ordinary” people, waiting to be showed to the Q-club, deep down below (Seeds). A discussion whether or not Ricky and Bernd would come was in the air. And finally someone saw Ricky at the bar, and wasn´t that Bernd too? Yes it was! After about 30 minutes it was OK for us to go down to the club. It was a cosy basement room with walls of brick. And lots and lots of candles who lit up the room. It was a very friendly atmosphere and everybody talked to one another. The time just passed, talking with everybody and exchanging addresses for the future.
Suddenly the people moved forward to the small stage. And I wasn´t too late to do the same. Marian entered the stage and said to the audience: “OK. We are going to play a few songs, we didn´t work them out very much you know, so this is completely live, completely improvized”. The audience got mad! Then Marian started to sing only accompanied by a piano. This wasn´t happening! It was so great. Whe the audience sang along with him in the chorus of “Forever Young”, we all noticed that Marian was deeply touched.
The time went by and suddenly it was time to go. I said goodbye to everybody. I was really sorry that the evening was over, but very glad that it had been that great. It was very nice to get in touch with so many wonderful people, sharing the same interest. It was the most incredible X-mas gift I´ve ever had. Best wishes to all AV friends worldwide.