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)!