HAPPENINGText: Yukio Kanai

German techno scene is reaching a fever pitch these days. Although this August in Germany was being rainy and cold, there are open-air parties almost every week, starting with “Love Family Park 2006” organized by Cocoon based in Frankfurt. I went to an event of Pollerwiesen based in Cologne.

On August 20th. This event was held as an opening of C/O POP for about a week, from 11:00 to 22:00 so that you can go and return in one day.

The venue was Jugendpark across the river from Cologne Cathedral. This place is very convenient in transit, and is often used for open-air events in Cologne. Both sides of the place are surrounded by a river, and it is like an oasis in the city.

The weather was bad from the morning, and I checked the website worrying if the event can be held, then fond the information that they were setting a makeshift roof hanging with crane.

I arrived the venue around 12:00, and there was already a 30-minute waiting line. I entered paying the admission fee of 8 euros, and suddenly the makeshift roof caught my eyes. Watching it carefully, I found that just a gigantic roof was simply hanged from the crane. It was a thrilling scene with strong winds.

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