I declare the Open Air season to be finished for this summer. We’ve had it all: the intimate, private shows with friends and family, the really chaotic ones where nothing goes as planned but everyone is having fun, and now this killer line up at Rummelsburg that everyone — especially me — was waiting for. Turns out the sheer size and the vast amount of people kinda ruins it (not that this is new information, it’s just really interesting how I never learn). The music was top notch as expected, with all those club kings from Innervisions and Jamie XX coming together… apropos, am I wrong or was there no woman in the line-up at all?
Anyway: the music was great, but when a rave turns into a festival it definitely loses some that special vibe. The smaller ones might be those with the lesser known line up, but that means it mostly attracts those who really want to dance. At Lost In a Moment there were, indubitably, too many people who just came for the event. In the sense of “You have to be there but I don’t really know why.”
Although I probably won’t be seen at any rave for the rest of the summer, there’s still one last Watergate Open Air at Rummelsburg to come. Next Sunday: Minus Open Air with Richie Hawtin, Paco Suna and Steve Bug next to many other great names on the line-up.