UNDERGROUND is the name of an important music club in Cologne and my first visit was more than 30 years ago. Same time period people talking about that the location shall be demolished. But now it will become real and the end is near. So it is time for a TIMELOCK. I made a farewell visit and some photos from ESCAPE WITH ROMEO, the music band from a friend of mine. In 1989 or 117.150 Youtube clicks ago I shot their first video “Somebody” with my Super-8 camera. But back to now: after the concert, they invited me backstage. I entered rooms full of stories, full of special grace and glamour. And the catering reminded me of a dutch oil still life painting out of the 17 century. All in all, an atmosphere like Neil Young had described and inter alia the Chromatics had performed in “Hey Hey, My My (Into the Black)”: It’s better to burn out than it is to rust.
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