October 21

A Vinyl Evening

One of S’s workmates, who also lives in Velbert, had told us about something that takes places every 3rd Friday of the month in the Langenberg quarter of Velbert. Inside of what used to be an Aldi supermarket that was closed more than 10 years ago, certain art and music events are hosted there.

The Vinyl evening is obviously VERY popular among the Velberters, the entry is free, and everyone can bring their own fave vinyl records and have them played there. (Almost) every musical style is welcome (except for Schlager). A small variety of drinks is being served (beer, wine, and the usual non-alcoholic beverages, all at a very reasonable price).

We went there for the first time, but without bringing records. You don’t HAVE to bring them. Gotta say that we thoroughly enjoyed it. The people there are mostly of a certain age… 40+ I’d say… and the style of music that is being played is mostly 60s/70s/80s stuff. Often rock or alternative or also the early electronic/techno music. Depending on what is played, many are also dancing. It’s a great and very casual and relaxed athmoshere and for the most part I totally loved the music.

When we arrived, not many people were there yet. Not much later though the place was packed. The guy in the back is the DJ. Later he was replaced by another guy and this guy here basically never left the dance floor anymore. I’d guess he was in his late 50s/early 60s ;-).

On the way to the Ladie’s room:

What’s up next…

Art…

Vintage theatre seats…

… and back again to the party folk…

A GREAT time was had by all. We’ll be back!!

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