Hamburg: Party in the park, rooftop & illegally by the harbor til dawn with Sunday's fishmarket!

Hamburg Travel Blog

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Hamburg: hundred and hundres of bridges
It was a long day, night to the early morning!

I had a late start. Eva and Daniel went grocery shopping for tonight's rooftop party and I slept in. I helped Eva make the salad and we went to the supermarket to get refunds for all the beer cans they've collect the past 2 weeks... umm... over 50 cans to be exact! Crazy!

We picked up Eva's friend Laura and her friend downtown before going to the fundraiser event in the park where Laura volunteered for her social work degree. Some guys were spray painting, and picnic food was sold - burgers, hotdogs, chips and soda. There were performers too but the showed got delayed and before we knew it, we had leave to prepare for the rooftop party. We did catch some of the performance before leaving.... German rap sounds funny! Because it's a fundraiser for after-school teens, no swearing, and promotion of alcohol, drugs and violence were allowed in the music - but there were still some! I didn't understand it, but Eva translated it for me.

Hamburg: fundraising concert
Two hours later, Laura and her friend arrived at the party earlier than we thought they would. Apparently, cops came to break it up because it had gotten too loud and there no permits for it. LoL.

The rooftop party was in midswing by 9pm. We ran out of food to cook and beer, vodka, rum and tequila flowed. Some .people tried skateboarding while drunk and ended up badly scraping their knees. Not advisable at all! Only 15 people were supposed to be at the rooftop, and it ended up being 40! By 2am, most of the people finally left, others went home, while others went to an illegal party at the harbor that they just heard about. We left the apartment to go the party at 330am and it took up 30mins to find it! We arrived to see over 100ppl dancing with a live DJ spinning the house/techno music.
Hamburg: fundraising concert
It was an outdoor party overlooking the Elbe River. Dawn came. The music still played, people still danced and I consumed more beer than I would like. The guys were drunk already and Eva and I - tired but still sober enough. 

Since it was already past 6am on a Sunday morning, we decided to head to the outdoor fish/farmers market! It was similar to Union Square's farmers' market but with a wide selection of fish, meat and fresh produce. I ordered from awesome hot chocolate and chocolate chip cookies that were still warm - fresh of the portable oven! Then the guys started looking for some fish and boy did they found it! Fish of choice? Butterfish! It was so good that we made a cake of ourselves.
Hamburg: fundraising concert ~graffiti art
Imagine a group of 5 semi-buzzed and drunk people weaving their way thru the crowded market! One of our friends got a little out of hand with a marker he found so we had to restrain him a bit, too. We all walked back to Eva and Daniel's apartment, one of their friends picked up his bike there and biked home, while Matt passed out in the couch. I headed to my room and Daniel and Eva did the same. I woke up at 2pm, Eva and Daniel had already left to attend a play where Eva's cousin was a lead and a late lunch with her family an hour outside of Hamburg. Matt was still passed out in the couch when I left to meet up with Hendrik to check out another part of Hamburg that I haven't seen.

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Hamburg: Rooftop party
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