Last year I discovered the bubbling streets of Camden Town during the DesertFest London, so I thought this time it’d be cool to visit the German capital and have a taste of the RAW Area for the DesertFest Berlin edition
I was lucky to find out that for this year the organisers decided to open the festival to the whole RAW Area, adding 2 more venues compared to the usual Astra of the previous years. A great upgrade which makes the Berlin edition looks even more like the London one, where you have to walk around a cool area in between the venues, to see your favourite fuzzy bands play.
As it was my first time at DesertFest Berlin, I didn’t know the previous configuration, and I heard a lot of people complaining about this new approach : impossible to get in the little venues because it was too crowded, concerts schedules clashing…
I do agree to some extent with the complaints, but it is the exact same problem in London. I mean I’d rather have that and having fun to meander around such cool places like the RAW Area or Camden Town than being in a single place ! You indeed needed to show up like 10 or 15 minutes before a gig started in the little venues if you wanted to have a good spot, so that meant leaving another one earlier and missing the end of the show, but that’s really no big deal to me.
Just one little negative point for me as a photographer, there was no photo pit in the big stage, like there was apparently the previous years. Too bad because it’d have been better for everybody, for the photographers so that they can take good shots, and for the festivalgoers so that us, annoying photographers, don’t bother them.
Though, as you’ll see below, we still managed to get great shots And by the way, this is the perfect moment to say a big thanks to the 2 talented photographers who helped me cover the festival, Sandie alias Mrs. Noodle (Noodle Photographie) & Thorvald alias Mr. Black Kraken (Black Kraken Photography).
So yeah this time I decided to let the images (moving or static ones) talk for this report, enjoy it fuzzers, and don’t forget to keep spreading the FUZZ – Mr. Fuzz