On 17 March 2018, the Badehaus ("Bath house") on the premises of former GDR railway plant at Berlin-Friedrichshain invited all Paddy-phils to celebrate the Irish national holiday.
Where once railroaders took their showers after shift, the Leprechaun painted the house green tonight.
Two bands musically provided the Irish feeling on two floors: The Pokes and The Rathmines. And in-between, Tap Connection from Berlin and Erin Circle from Cottbus delivered the Irish dance show essential for such an occasion.
In front of the good-humoured audience in jam-packed Badehaus, it was great fun to show our dances by turns with Tap Connection. At the end, we all together performed the famous traditional set dance "St. Patrick's Day" in order to mark the event.
Two bands and two dance troupes using the tiny backstage chamber together, especially changing costumes, warming-up, stretching and finding things, was a bit of a claustrophic challenge, which everybody mastered with great humour.
Thousand thanks to Nathalie, Heike, Alina, Eva and Andreas from Tap Connection for the wonderful joint gig. Many thanks to Badehaus manager Ina and sound engineer Xavier too, for a very friendly acceptance.
You missed something, if you weren't there!
Pictures No 3 and 4: Eva da Silva