When the idea of staging our ExperienceLess came up, naturally we wondered whether people would get — and, respond — to our “show” (signs & sit-down) as we hoped they would. There existed a certain degree of risk that our initiative would be seen as a joke and we’d only end up sitting on our butts for hours, perceived as nutty-spacey weirdos. Happily, we can report that this has not been the case; there are people who get what it means to be “experience-less” and who have offered their help, thereby enabling us to live those cities we’ve traveled to.
Such was the case in Berlin, where yours truly woke up one morning with nearly-unbearable aches and pains in his abdomen, proof of just how satisfying the previous night’s experience had been. And I couldn’t have felt these sensations without the inestimable help of Tania and Vicki, two sweeties who’ve been living a year or so in this capital city and turned me on to a couple of experiences that I never would had without their help. The first was a free demonstration of hoola-hoop with a tangy twist to it in a nearby park. The other was their recommendation of a bar, decorated very tastefully, where you paid one euro to get in and whatever you thought appropriate on the way out. Can you believe that??!!
They say Berlin is one of those special cities. Well, it’s true. And it’s probably because of its people and the contrast in styles and nationalities which give it that extra dimension. Without a doubt, people make one city more interesting than another. Hope to see you again real soon, Berlin!