Saturday, August 04, 2007

Ladyfest Berlin: Openstage

RAW Tempel

Well, it was technically 4 August when I arrived, having been delayed by non-running S-bahns and poor signage but the venue was extraordinary, a reclaimed post-industrial site straight out of Blade Runner.

The Ladyfest Openstage was in full effect and the area thronged with alternative lifestyle practitioners swigging beer and plotting the revolution. I thoroughly approved. The acts appearing on-stage ran the gamut from silent performance to rock guitar. None will trouble the charts, methinks, but that's not the point. The Ladyfest ethos is more about creating links and giving women a chance to take centre-stage, rather than commercial success and polished performance. The venue was buzzing and I look forward to more today and right on through Monday the 6th.

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