Berghain Door Policy Ever So Slightly Explained
Dressing in black and being in beautiful is less important than being open-minded and original to get into Berghain, judging by an illuminating interview published in GQ magazine this week with the Berlin club’s chief door man Sven Marquardt.
Pointing out that filling the club with black-clad models would be both ‘boring’ and ‘less tolerant too’, the heavily tattooed door selector laughed off the how-to-get-into-Berghain tips published online and said there are no set rules beyond creating ‘diversity and friction’.
“The club evolved from the gay scene in Berlin in the nineties,” he pointed out.
“It’s important to me we preserve some of that heritage, that it still feels like a welcoming place for the original sort of club-goers.” (GQ magazine: How the Bouncer of Berghain Chooses Who Gets into the Most Depraved Party on the Planet )
The article is likely to interest two entitled ‘successful entrepreneurs’ who this week placed an ad on Craiglist seeking to circumvent Sven’s strategies.
“Offering 100€ per visit if you can reliably (!) and repeatedly get me and a friend into the coolest clubs in Berlin – Berghain, Kater Blau, etc,” the advertiser declared in the ‘temp jobs’ section.
“We’re two successful entrepreneurs around 30 that don’t have the time to figure this shit out ourselves. Will require proof of your background before we hire you.” (Craigslist)
“Do NOT contact me with unsolicited services or offers,” he (presumably) also ordered.