Munich – There is another party in Munich’s clubs. DJ Nihil pushes the volume control up in the Harry Klein electro club in Munich – the moment everyone has been waiting for. After almost a year and a half, you can dance here again without a gap and without a mask.
This is how the restart in Munich’s clubs went
At the restart you can feel the tension, but also die anticipation that the clubs will finally come back to life. “The collective waves and dancing,” says David Süß from the techno club Harry Klein am Sonntag in an interview with AZ, “to feel how happy everyone is, that was genius after a long time”.
And so it was evidently very many Munich residents. Longe queues form for the first dance weekend. In front of the Club Neuraum on Arnulfstrasse, around 1,500 people crowded in front of the entrance on Friday evening. The situation was a bit chaotic, according to the police.
Police have to sort out lines in front of clubs
In the crowd, people fell over the junk and cables lying around the Biden. “Club management and security seem a bit overwhelmed,” said police spokesman Sven Müller, “we helped get something off the ground.”
Long lines formed in front of many clubs in the city. The rush was enormous. Other clubs are still waiting and need a little more time to prepare.
Only last Thursday the cabinet decided that discos and clubs in Bavaria may reopen from October 1st with the “3G Plus rule”. However, Harry Klein opted for the 2G rule right from the start. “We simply don’t see any future in 3G,” emphasizes club boss Peter Fleming.
That’s what the clubbers say
“You can’t buy a PCR test for over 70 euros every time before the party,” says visitor Tanja. For the 21-year-old, a wish comes true in the evening. “I’ve been waiting for this moment for so long. Finally something normal again”. It feels like it used to be.
“At the beginning I hesitated a little, but after about half an hour the fear of contact was gone again,” says Tanja. Most of all she missed meeting new people. During the lockdown, this quickly became impossible. They bought a ticket online. “The remaining tickets are all gone. Good luck!” She exclaims.
“The club openings catch a lot of trouble”
David Süß is not surprised that there was little trouble on the first weekend. Süß, who also sits on the city council for the Greens, also took a look at the atmosphere outside on the weekend nights. And describes it as “awesome” around Sonnenstrasse.
He is convinced that the open clubs make the police easier on weekend nights. “It catches a lot,” he says, “the places are well known, problems don’t just pop up somewhere, and the bouncers pick up a lot”.
It can get crowded in the club – but not in the bar
However, Süß is not entirely satisfied either. The transitions between bars and clubs are finally often fluid in Munich’s nightlife. “The rules for the bars are still completely unclear,” says Suss. “That needs clear rules from the KVR and the Free State.”
That in the club guests are allowed to dance without mask and distance and in the bar next to it you can only sit at the table and it shouldn’t get crowded – “that just doesn’t make any sense”.