We went to the Sunday Slips Extravaganza at Lagari for New Year’s.
That’s right, we finally went out on New Year’s Eve, our third year in Berlin. What can I say, we like our house and we like staying home!
This year though, lots of our friends were performing/going to Lagari so we got on the M29 bus and went to Neukölln.
It was so wonderful to ride on the upper deck of my beloved M29 along the river of stars that is the Ku’Damm at New Years.
Cedric Till at Sunday Slips by Suzanne Forbes Dec 31 2017
I felt ridiculously, absurdly fortunate to be riding the bus to friends with my husband in a city that was not just safe, but sparkling.
Well, exploding, really, but I like the noise and fireworks of Silvester! We arrived at Lagari around ten, just as the open mic session was ending.
The host of the event, Liliana Velásquez, is someone I drew previously at Folsom Europe. You can see her dancing with friends in the top drawing. As well as hosting the Sunday Slips, the weekly clubhouse of Freudian Slip Club, she is part of the Fetish Comedy group.
Her partner Wynton Kelly Stevenson is an amazing one-man band.
Wynton Kelly Stevenson by Suzanne Forbes Dec 31 2017
We were blown away by his sounds, created with harmonica, beatbox and Loopstation. And his sound is super danceable. Hubbin got up and danced a bit along with the folks of all ages who enjoy the chill Lagari scene!
Here you can see Alfred Ladylike serenely conserving her energies for…
They were joined at the end by Liliana, who just learned to play the bass!
At one point Rah had to stand up and drum because her drum was trying to escape the pounding she was giving it. Wynton had to lie on it to hold it in place. Berlin is punk as fuck.
There were other performances like burlesque queen Viva Lamore coming out of a handmade giant Campbell’s Soup Can, and we received handmade banana hats in our goody bag. We had such a lovely time.
Berlin art and music fam, we love you!