BAOR & Raves

"Steve Dillon: I was 16 when I got to Berlin. Our time in Berlin is basically a coming of age story"

The Army must have changed quite a bit since my time if they had 16 year olds in units.
 
The Happy Mondays first album was recorded in Driffield in 87 or 88 where a load of RLC ( I think) got their first taste of rave culture before spreading it into the various parts of Germany.
 
At the time E was pretty much a posh persons drug which had come out of the gay scene until some enterprising scamps imported a shedload and hit the north, Most of the early raves down south were done by ex public schoolboys. You can still find videos of David Cameron munted off his face from 1988 online.
 
Ravers With Guns: Meet The Teenage British Soldiers Who Partied In Berlin's '90s Techno Scene

Don’t know if this has been posted already, apologies if it has, interesting little interview on ravers and BAOR in the late 80s/early 90s, and I’m sure there were some arrse members involved. Didn’t realise there were quite a few that went AWOL or deserted in Germany?
yeah but, no but - hidden in the batmobile thread and deserving of a wider audience
https://www.arrse.co.uk/community/threads/to-the-batmobile-lets-go-house-to-trance-and-everything-in-between.176765/page-34#post-9188372
 
Yeah , What would all the alcoholic BAOR Cold War warriors have to say about someone dropping a pill, drinking water and dancing all night.. fcuking shameful behaviour
Yes, and the weed and the dealing he did that were also mentioned in the article are also harmless too, aren’t they?
 
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Helm

MIA
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Yeah , What would all the alcoholic BAOR Cold War warriors have to say about someone dropping a pill, drinking water and dancing all night.. fcuking shameful behaviour
Probably alcohol isn't illegal, unlike that pill so your strawman appears to have fallen over.
 
Yes, and the weed and the dealing he did that were also mentioned in the article are also harmless to, aren’t they?
iirc , it was after he was discharged he started dealing. Regardless, I wasn't having a pop at anyone, more the double standards, Ok to go down town mob handed smash up a bar, have a ruck with another unit and / or the resident Erics, drink your body weight in cheap powerful alcohol, wake up next morning good for **** all other than crashing on cam nets til NAAFI break, and your a god, drop a pill , go dancing for 48 hours pull and shag a local and be fit for work Monday morning and your arse is likely to 252'd by lunch. Oh and for the record, ive never taken pills / powders / potions recreationally
 

DaManBugs

LE
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West Berlin always had a thriving music scene, even when I lived there from early 1975 to the end of 1980 (both in West Berlin and in Berlin, Capital of the GDR). What set the city apart from other music scenes in various West German cities was that there was no so-called "Polizeistunde" in West Berlin. That meant that there was no official closing time for the bars, pubs and many discos scattered all around the ville. Rolf Eden was very prolific at the time with his "Big Apple" on Ku'damm and other "Apple" projects going on elsewhere.
But the real place to be was here: A Brief History Of Berlin's Famous SO36

SO36 was a former cinema, so very long and comparatively narrow, with a stage at the far end where live groups used to play. The music was about 60 percent punk and 40 percent Reggae. I went there regularly for the Reggae, but also to watch the comparatively unknown but very good Brit groups play. It was there that I also got to know Iggy Popp and David Bowie in the late 1970s. Two very nice fellas, I must say.

It says in the article that the place came under new management later in the 1970s. Actually, the "new management" was this fella: Martin Kippenberger - Wikipedia He was far more interested in using SO36 to promote his own obsessive interest in himself and he ruined the place because the punters weren't interested in his shite but in the music. It was a shame, really.

MsG
 

Sttrory

Old-Salt
West Berlin always had a thriving music scene, even when I lived there from early 1975 to the end of 1980 (both in West Berlin and in Berlin, Capital of the GDR). What set the city apart from other music scenes in various West German cities was that there was no so-called "Polizeistunde" in West Berlin. That meant that there was no official closing time for the bars, pubs and many discos scattered all around the ville. Rolf Eden was very prolific at the time with his "Big Apple" on Ku'damm and other "Apple" projects going on elsewhere.
But the real place to be was here: A Brief History Of Berlin's Famous SO36

SO36 was a former cinema, so very long and comparatively narrow, with a stage at the far end where live groups used to play. The music was about 60 percent punk and 40 percent Reggae. I went there regularly for the Reggae, but also to watch the comparatively unknown but very good Brit groups play. It was there that I also got to know Iggy Popp and David Bowie in the late 1970s. Two very nice fellas, I must say.

It says in the article that the place came under new management later in the 1970s. Actually, the "new management" was this fella: Martin Kippenberger - Wikipedia He was far more interested in using SO36 to promote his own obsessive interest in himself and he ruined the place because the punters weren't interested in his shite but in the music. It was a shame, really.

MsG
Let me get this right you were a spy living in West Berlin and then you were bezie mates with Iggy Popp and David Bowie too?
 

DaManBugs

LE
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Let me get this right you were a spy living in West Berlin and then you were bezie mates with Iggy Popp and David Bowie too?
You've got it wrong! I wasn't a spy living in West Berlin (wherever you got that from) and I wasn't "bezzers" with either Iggy Pop or David Bowie. They often frequented the SO36 disco and did the usual rounds of folks they knew. Both of them also tended to gravitate to the Brit squaddies, who were also there in numbers, or to me because they could converse with us in English. It was actually more of a casual thing than anything else. It wasn't as if they showed up and made a beeline for me.

MsG
 
So were you 12 or 13 when you first joined up as a boy soldier selling drugs?
 
It was there that I also got to know Iggy Popp and David Bowie in the late 1970s. Two very nice fellas, I must say.

MsG
HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

What a tosser!
 
You've got it wrong! I wasn't a spy living in West Berlin (wherever you got that from) and I wasn't "bezzers" with either Iggy Pop or David Bowie. They often frequented the SO36 disco and did the usual rounds of folks they knew. Both of them also tended to gravitate to the Brit squaddies, who were also there in numbers, or to me because they could converse with us in English. It was actually more of a casual thing than anything else. It wasn't as if they showed up and made a beeline for me.

MsG
 
West Berlin always had a thriving music scene, even when I lived there from early 1975 to the end of 1980 (both in West Berlin and in Berlin, Capital of the GDR). What set the city apart from other music scenes in various West German cities was that there was no so-called "Polizeistunde" in West Berlin. That meant that there was no official closing time for the bars, pubs and many discos scattered all around the ville. Rolf Eden was very prolific at the time with his "Big Apple" on Ku'damm and other "Apple" projects going on elsewhere.
But the real place to be was here: A Brief History Of Berlin's Famous SO36

SO36 was a former cinema, so very long and comparatively narrow, with a stage at the far end where live groups used to play. The music was about 60 percent punk and 40 percent Reggae. I went there regularly for the Reggae, but also to watch the comparatively unknown but very good Brit groups play. It was there that I also got to know Iggy Popp and David Bowie in the late 1970s. Two very nice fellas, I must say.

MsG
Your made up life gets more and more interesting every time you lie.
Naturally two millionaires would spend their time talking to a smelly, lying, decrepit socialist.
 

Sttrory

Old-Salt
You've got it wrong! I wasn't a spy living in West Berlin (wherever you got that from) and I wasn't "bezzers" with either Iggy Pop or David Bowie. They often frequented the SO36 disco and did the usual rounds of folks they knew. Both of them also tended to gravitate to the Brit squaddies, who were also there in numbers, or to me because they could converse with us in English. It was actually more of a casual thing than anything else. It wasn't as if they showed up and made a beeline for me.

MsG

Another true story ............. Lol
 

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