And, I was at the CSD Berlin – also in this year.
But the anticipation for the Berlin CSD was zero this year. The whole scene and discussion about the CSD annoyed me too much.
First the CSD was renamed Stonewall, big discussion about it, Going it alone under trademark law, no community participation, strange behavior on all channels and from all sides. Such a disgrace in the end, that even two CSDs ran through Berlin – stop i said just two?
No, there were even three CSDs running through Berlin. Because there was no TCSD this year, there was just one Kreuzberg CSD over full 550 Meters from Oranienplatz to Heinrichplatz, damage, that I was late for that… but back to the CSD.
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We joined the classic CSD – whether that's the best or the worst idea, I don't want to give a final opinion on that, maybe in another case I would visit the CSD of the action alliance, which seems to have been something in between the CSD and the great Enough is Enough demonstration last year.
Since this year, as I said, for these reasons, I didn't really feel like it, I didn't really care about a suitable costume either, and so for reasons of the World Cup and the Ghana game of the German national team in the evening my artificial turf was rolled out again. A recycled costume. what sacrilege, but whatever.
As almost every year, we met at Janka's salon to finish the last time and then together with Janka, Sheila and Diana move on. But somehow my artificial turf barely matched the three of them, they were all horned as hoofed animals. Diana and Sheila as Sartyre (Whatever it is) and Janka as “aaaah you are a unicorn – I love unicorns” At least that's how I mostly heard it shouting from all directions, when I walked near her.
Somehow there were technical defects at this year's CSD, so any trucks could not get through any corners and the whole train was delayed en masse. In part we stood 20 Minutes around and waited – but overall that's much better than being pushed off the road by the trucks.
It's been so long, that even with a short visit to the M.A.C. Store im KDW, Janka promised one of her customers, no time was lost and there was even time for a photo by Calvin Klein's photographer – back on the train.
It was cold, It was windy and partly rained, no weather for the end of June, But what can you do. We stood at a bus stop protected from wind and rain and waited for Julian F.M.'s bus. Stöckel, which offered us shelter and our aching feet relaxation. Oh yes and ham crackers and tasty Florida ice cream.
a unicorn freezes at the bus stop
Great, such a base, where you can ride in the less visited places and jump out again at the better-visited parts of the route. And nice people were also on board.
So we actually reached the end of the route in front of the CDU headquarters in Berlin. Strange end of the line, but at least this year we didn't hit the fan mile, which was pretty gross a few years ago, but this year it would have gone extremely well with my costume :).
Instead, we sat in the nearest hotel lobby and ordered a taxi to the cars and drove home – what with three CSDs, a fan mile and countless Fête de la Musique stages was extremely time-consuming and difficult. An unbelievable detour to get to Janka.
Therefore I unfortunately missed the Kreuzberg CSD, I like the 550 Meters right in front of my front door at Oranienplatz, instead, I just visited the Fête de la musique stage, also on Oranienplatz… I mentioned, that I love my neighborhood 😉
Oh, I was positively noticed by the large black block on the CSD – many police officers from all over Europe, who walked with them in their uniforms. I like that, this shows, that times change. And rather to run WITH them, than to have to be protected by them or – to be beaten up by them even worse, which is still the case in many parts of the world – and keeps getting worse… And with all arguments, that is still the reason and background of the CSD