Posted: 2014-06-12 18:45:10
It was Monday when I noticed that KRS-One would be in town on Wednesday. First thought "Why always on Wednesdays - I will miss once again my Volleyball-training" but than I saw it would start at 10 pm so there might be enough time to manage both.
We stopped our training at 9:50 pm - as always - and a quarter after 10 pm I entered the Yaam area which is located near the "Ostbahnhof" of Berlin directly at the Spree-river - never was there before.
After I bought a ticket (20 euro only) I entered the Club-building and heated air coming my way. I ordered a beer and went to the stage just in front of the power amplifiers at the end of the club hall.
Music was already playing and at that moment KRS-One entered the stage. The audience was "out of the house" when he started his special way to sing hip hop.
It was so hot there that short after some minutes I was totally wet so I knew I needed some more to drink.
Anyway, he performed newer songs I didn't know and those old school back from the 80s and early 90s like Criminal Minded, South Bronx, Remix for P is free, Stop the violence, Sound of tha police and some more.
He also asked for B-Boys/Girls to perform a dance on stage or make a graffiti when paper was placed on the stage. Two coloured boys came on stage and made a dance.
At the end of the show he let the graffity signed by the people near the stage.
Only disappointing was the short show (maybe 1 1/2 hour) and the other microphone holders who always made hints for the merchandising desk and the website.
When I left the club - almost midnight - I was so wet that I freezed in the bus on the way back home
Anyway, I am happy that I took the chance to see KRS-One after 22 years again.
KRS-One - YAAM Berlin KRS-One - 11-06-2014 Yaam Club Berlin DE - video1