Columbiabad Neukölln

by Sara · 23.06.2014 · Kiez Life, Places · 28 comments

Update 5. July 2014: The give-away has ended but Columbiabad is still open! :)

Sum­mer is finally over! Wow, what a drag those hot days were, right? … Right?

Any­way, now that the rain sea­son has returned I feel a lot bet­ter. This is my com­fort zone, my extraordin­ar­ily trist and grey sky, the unfore­see­able humid­ity that keeps fuck­ing with my hair, and the icy winds com­ing from North of the Wall (I’m sorry, I had to). I only remem­ber very hazily the two or five days that induced sweat and sun­burns. Was it all a dream? Is sum­mer only return­ing in little bits in pieces of sad sun­beams that hardly reach through the branches of the trees that line the aven­ues? At least I don’t have to stand in line for my favor­ite place in the world any­more, which is the Columbiabad in Neuk­ölln. Always over­crowded, but always such a fun place… sigh.

To com­pensate for the miser­able month of June, we were given a fant­astic UE BOOM to give away to our read­ers. The BOOM was my best friend and com­pany dur­ing the hot days of 2014. “Make music social” is the motto of the little indes­truct­ible 360° sound­stick, and social it is: while “test­ing out” a Justin Bieber song (I DON’T KNOW HOW IT’S MADE ITS WAY ON MY PLAYER, I SWEAR) on the Boom with a couple of friends at Columbiabad in Neuk­ölln, some girls star­ted dan­cing to it shyly a couple of meters away. I turned it up and they became hys­ter­ical. I thought the JB craze was an inter­net meme, but it exists indeed in teen­agers. I feel weirdly excluded.

So, the BOOM! I usu­ally don’t like it when people spam me with their shitty sound­ing music sys­tems in pub­lic, but the Boom is amaz­ing in sound qual­ity, super flex­ible and lit­er­ally made for the poolside since it’s made water­proof. The volume goes ridicu­lously loud, the sys­tem works on Bluetooth and USB cable and you won’t need bat­ter­ies to charge it. You could start a mini-rave with that thing or play base­ball with it, whatever suits you bet­ter, and you get to annoy your friends with shitty music (as I like to do). There are plenty of more perks to the thing– check the fea­tures out here.

If you want to win the Ulti­mate Ears BOOM speak­ers, like/share/tweet this post and leave a com­ment to par­ti­cip­ate! The win­ner will be noti­fied by the end of the week and then forced to team up with us so we can unite two Booms together for even louder sound. We will OWN Columbiabad (but maybe next year, when sum­mer returns)!

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  2. Nice pho­tos of that short sum­mer dream! I’m very curi­ous about this “sound­stick” and whether it lives up to your praise. But alright, next sum­mer: Sum­mer Rave @ Columbiabad — with just some JB.

  3. That thing looks amaz­ingggggggggg. Must.have.

  4. Yes, Ja, Gerne! Grünes Bad, Bikinigirls, Sonne und Ber­lin. Passt alles wunderbar.

  5. water­proof! how cool is that! would be very nice to dis­turb every­body around with my sweet little soundsystem :-)


  6. yes, pls!

  7. Test­ing out a Justin Bieber song — lol

    what a nice product!

  8. I will strap it to my body all sum­mer long, I promise!

  9. I’d love to hear Selena Gomez’ new song with those speakers.

  10. jaa, die wäre super für spon­t­ane raves im park!

  11. Boom shakalaka

  12. Boom boom boom boom

  13. oh wie geil das wäre so wun­derbar für den som­mer! (er kommt noch!!!!)

  14. na ja, warum nicht? xx :)

    Katherine Twomey
  15. Der Wack­elkon­takt an meiner Anlage macht mich lang­sam wahnsin­nig. I need this thingi!! <3

  16. Baby, baby, babyy… the only JB-song I know of ;-)
    Die Boom­box, brauch ich aber trotzdem

  17. boom boom!

    Rasmus Hedlund
  18. will play weired cock­pit songs in pub­lic. swear.

  19. Bass in Küchen brauchen!

  20. Yes please!

  21. Yes please!!!

  22. Biete Date gegen UE Boom?! ;)

  23. this boom thing got so much swag.

  24. Me too!

  25. boom boom boom! i’m so into columbia-partying! ;)

  26. yes please.. for a loud kreuzberg summer!

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