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Giant Party at the Brandenburg Gate

20 year ago tomorrow, the Berlin Wall was breached.  The first East Berliner to make it across – legally – was a woman named Angelika Wachs (news to me…old hat to everyone over here).

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Algelika Wachs

My favorite band of all time – U2 – performed a live show in Berlin this past Thursday to start the festivities, which will continue through this week.  We live 3 hours from Berlin, and may as well still be in Olympia, unfortunately.  The celebration isn’t history…but it will get close and I’d love to be there.

The U2 show was free.  All you had to do was get a ticket via the internet.  And you had to do it within a 3 hour time-span because that’s how long the 10,000 available tickets were available.  Being a free concert, you might find the need for tickets a bit ironic.

Even more ironic:  if you didn’t have a ticket, you couldn’t see the show.  Why?  Because MTV (the show’s producers) had erected – you guessed it – a WALL to obscure the performance.

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