„BERGHAIN IS A PILGRIMAGE DESTINATION OF A GLOBAL KIND OF AUTHENTIC TOURISM THAT SEEKS BERLIN AS A CAPITAL OF THE UNDERGROUND AND AVANT-GARDE.“
„Having to decide between utopia and dystopia is already the wrong premise, namely that there even is such a thing as purely good or purely bad. Such „totalitarian“ thinking mostly leads to forlornness and cynicism. The dystopia in which we may find ourselves might most easily be solved by learning to perceive its openings and fractures. For that, Berghain is a wonderful place of training to cultivate current per-ceptive practices and rituals. Even if we lived in a dystopia, Berghain would certainly not be its darkest place.“
Why does Berghain have such high standing in the middle class, especially? Is the fascination legitimate or can it be traced back to a subconscious need to self-destruct?