U2360° TOUR Leg 3: 2011

Jul
30
2001

Day Off - Berlin

I managed to take a walk round the area close to our hotel and came across "Checkpoint Charlie", one of the former border crossings allowing access between East and West Berlin. They have kept it as a souvenir and built a human rights museum around it. I remember going through here in the winter of 1979 or thereabouts. I spent a week or so here with a London club band called "Writz" and we had a high old time. The band's front-man and I decided that we both looked so unlike our passport photos that we should see if we could get into East Germany using each other's passports (yes, we must have been absolutely out of our minds). As it happened, we got away with it, but I can't imagine what we were thinking. It was very strange and quite moving to be back here now, in the sunshine seeing this place overrun with tourists and t-shirt shops. Its not all bad, after all. Everything's in colour now too, when it was all black & white back then.

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