One of our many spontaneous ideas we’ve had with my buddy Sandrine. First we just talked about it and didn’t take it very seriously. But then Nothing But Thieves announced they were gonna be playing on Lolla and for me this was the sign we should go. Our babes playing on a festival we had been talking about. We didn’t wanna go for the whole festival as on Saturday there was nothing for us, so we just bought tickets for Sunday. And as Lolla is in Berlin, we had also decided to spend few more days there and explore the city. Well, what can I say. It was amazing holidays. But today just about Lolla:
To be clear. I don’t even know how I survived that day. I’ll tell you how it all was.
On Saturday night Sand came over to my house so we could go together to the airport. We took one hour nap in my tiny bed, then at 3 am we took a night bus to get to Golders Green where we were taking a bus to get us to the airport. Our flight was at 6:30 am. On the plane I was tired to death, but there was no way I could get some sleep as we flew with Ryanair and there is barely space to comfortably sit. Also I had that wonderful seat right in the middle.
We got to Berlin about 9:30 am. Now our mission was get to the centre and find a place of our host. He was so amazing that he didn’t give us his adress, he better gave us clues how to find it. So on Alexanderplatz we were looking for his place for about an hour, with our heavy bags in 30 degrees. Walking there, and then there and then back there and asking people where is this shop that is already closed but used to sell an underwear for old women. Of course the place we were looking for was just in front of us the whole time and we found it in the moment we didn’t think we ever will.
We had like 10 minutes to get ready and then we had to run to get a tube again so we wouldn’t miss our babes. We already had no chance to see Aurora.
I’m telling you, the heat was unbelievable. We knew it was hot in Berlin but this was just too much.
Anyway, when we got in, we went straight to the stage where Nothing But Thieves were playing and we made it just on time.
For our surprise, there weren’t too many people. We did not expect that. I think now, we got used to that they are famous and their crowd is getting bigger and bigger with every show. But this was pleasant – being probably the biggest fans of them there.
So anyway right after NBThieves we went to see Years & Years.
Olly didn’t disappoint us and had even better outfit than on V Festival (read HERE). Stüssy t-shirt with high pair of Vans. Both of us we are dying now to get some Stüssy pieces for ourselves.
After Years & Years, as I said, we had 4 hours gap. Plan was to get something to eat and take a nap. Because we started to feel like we really need a nap.
After UK festivals I was a bit disappointed of Lolla as we found only one truck with vegan/vegetarian food. We got a burger but to be honest? It was nothing like veggie burgers in UK.
Then we tried to take a nap but it’s hard to fall asleep when there’s loud music playing near you, people keep walking around your head so you’re scared someone wouldn’t step on you. But I think I did fall asleep at least for a few minutes. Anyway after an hour we were both awake again feeling worse than before. We were just sitting quietly and I was having these images of my bed in my head.
We decided to at least walk around and maybe find some new artists to see. And then I discovered this ice cream that looked so yummy that we had to have it. And it gave us life. We felt like reborn after. Seriously. Best think that could have happened to us in that moment.