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About the Relle
Born and raised in Auckland, New Zealand I was nearing my completion of the tried and true steps to becoming an adult. University? check! Job of 2 years? Check! Living independently away from home? Check! Ready for something more challenging and a whole lot bigger than Auckland, I moved to Berlin in April 2010. As a Kiwi, avoiding an OE is about as unlikely as Tom Cruise converting to sanity, although choosing Berlin made for a pretty bold move. Not being ready for adulthood and frightened by the multitude of friends marrying and contemplating children..it was time to gap. Armed with very little comprehension of the German language but a big yearning for all things unknown we set off on one big year adventure. I aim to provide insight into life on the other side and hopefully convince all those doubtful kids out there that you can conquer Berlin!
15 March 2011
Last days - Charlie Sheen
The complete devastation of Charlie Sheen prompted another thrilling party in the 'last days' series, hosted by Suz and Frank of iHeartBerlin. Located in your typical Berlinesque derelict house, complete with a substantial amount of peeling wallpaper and a bathroom doubling as a lounge.
The theme of dress was macho man or easy-to-get-girl with the latter being more prevalent. In fact, I would say most of the gay men who attended the party felt obliged to dress as a mix of the two - macho man + easy-to-get girl. At times the dancing was so daring and provocative I found myself blushing. Namely a young man in the bathroom/lounge with strap-on leather shoulder pads and some rather vigorous pelvic thrusting going on. Clearly pre-rehearsed.
As Berlin is home to a growing population of hipsters, art-types and very eccentric personalities you'd never tell whether there was a theme of dress to begin with - anywhere in Berlin, at any given time. That fact alone made for some pretty fruity fashion at the last days party. (follow this link for a peek).
In true Charlie Sheen fashion everyone was messy and everything was sufficiently chaotic, with a home time just shy of 4am I think we sent Charlie off with a bang.