Photo Janina Gallert
Another treat for rock fans opened next to the Ramones Museum just a couple of months ago. Everything a six string-loving heart could possibly desire can be found at Blitz Boutique. Well, as long as it’s rock merchandise of course. Faced with the usual dilemma of not knowing what to spend your salary on? Here’s an idea for true aficionados: a t-shirt from The Clash’s tour following their 1978 release of Give ‘Em Enough Rope. Price: €349. A steal, right?
More modestly-priced merchandise is available, from the likes of Bowie and Axl Rose to local heroes like Bonaparte and the Beatsteaks. And if you’re fed up with shopping and just want to hang around listening to your heroes, you can make yourself comfortable in the sofa corner. With a dressed-up mannequin stretching out on the couch beside you, it’s hard not to get the rock star vibe and imagine she’s an admiring groupie just waiting for your next move.
There’s even hope for up-and-coming rock stars: bring your own beer to avoid all that unpleasant money related nonsense. If it’s too early for alcohol (as if), you could try the Berlin-signature ping-pong table. If you want to make some money, bring your worn-out threads to the ever-expanding shop. It might provide a welcome contribution to next month’s studio rent.
Whether you’re into machine-gun-tight riffs or an old-fashioned bass drum, this gem provides a well-suited (rock n’ roll) contrast to the tourist Mecca on Oranienburger Straße just a few blocks away.