As you all know neighbors are the No 1 threat to happiness in bars. Bars are the No 1 threat to happiness of households located close to bars, so it seems.
O Tannenbaum closed it's doors on June 12 th 2015 on the Sonnenallee 27. The search for a new place took a bit more than half a year, but now we're very happy to announce we're going to open a new OTB this summer on The Karl Marx Strasse 28.
That is basically just around the corner of the old one.
The most important part of getting the new Baum ready is making it soundproof. Because we do like a bit of sound!
There is a way of tackling the main problem, noise, and it's easy, but it's quite expensive!
Most of you already know kinda what we did the last 8/9 years, but for those who don't:
O Tannenbaum started 8,5 years ago in the Pfügerstrasse 79 (OTB#1) as a small project space that was open twice a week for mainly concerts, but as well film nights, performances, readings and a lot of weird stuff that doesn't have a name. We had Heatsick, Asmus Tietchens, Harry Merry and many many more playing there.
Afterwards we had no Space, but continued to organize events on location with for example (our personal highlight): 'Night of the Clowns' in cooperation with Ada van Hoorebeke.
We worked some years with CTM where we among other things organized a night at the Maria with Princess Dragonmon, Blectum from Blechdom, Kornreiniger and more, and in Holland, for example a night at the Two Days Art festival in The Hague.
The Second Tannenbaum on the Sonnenallee 27 (OTB #2) was a pretty amazing experience with loads of amazing artists (Justin Yeldham, Felix Kubin, Dolphins into the Future, Container, Dracula Lewis, Harmony Molina to name a few) and visitors of whom many became friends, we had dance nights, films, concerts, karaoke, special food nights, a superdelux bartender team (!!), and god knows what else.
Oh, actually, Belgian beer.
You know we like to play music in our bar, sometimes on a decent level to provoke movement, and we like to have live music on stage. Also films and crowds of people could create quite a level of noise that is annoying for the neighbors above.
We would like to avoid that with insulating the ceiling, like in the old OTB, but better, and this time also some of the walls, because they carry a lot of the noise upwards too.
There is a basement in the new O Tannenbaum as well, and need to insulate that too to make it a place for little dance parties and events OTB style.
This will all be possible with your support!
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