11 January 2017

Things I Love in Berlin: Acoustic Guitar Night

Last month, we were in Neukölln, which is a neighborhood I don't usually find myself in. I suppose I just haven't explored this district as much as the other districts, but anyway, some friends of ours invited us to attend this guitar concert. Apparently, the Berlin Acoustic Guitar Night happens every month, and last month, it turns out that one of the performers was the fiance of a friend of our friends. So since we haven't seen these two friends of ours in a while, we thought that it would be a good idea to attend this concert to hang out, as well as enjoy some guitar music.

Guitar isn't my instrument. Nevertheless, I enjoyed the evening. It was a musical genre that I am not familiar with, but I was still able to appreciate it. These little cozy events is a first for me, and so maybe I'll be attending a few other gigs like these in the future. I definitely appreciate the fact that Berlin is a city big enough that there are plenty of musical opportunities, ranging from classical music in the Berliner Philharmoniker, to live music in small venues like the one we were in.

I also like the international feel of the city. I mean, while walking in Neukölln, we came across a group of young adults speaking Arabic. Our friends were Hungarian. The guitarists that evening were Australian, Hungarian, and Slovak. And after the concert, we went to a restaurant where we had authentic Turkish food, and where the customers spoke more Turkish than German.

So yeah, these are just some of the aspects of Berlin that I find liking, and it seems that I'll be seeing more of these for the time being.

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