Then Saturday I spent all day wondering around the city, I ended up getting a ticket to go up in the tallest building in Berlin (which is shorter than the Hancock building) and then ended up eating in the restaurant that they had up there. The restaurant was cool because it turned around the whole building (there was a sphere at the top where it was along with the viewing deck). It took me a minute to get used to it and I couldn't look at the floor with out getting motion sickness but it was a good time and good food for a decent price.
Then on Sunday I met up with one of my best friends out here and we went to this festival thing and it was a lot of fun. We walked around and I was really hot because I hadn't brought any shorts with me and it was like 90 degrees so I brought this dress and then we were walking more and then they left I went over to the famous structure thingy by their parliament and took pictures and ate food and sat in a park, oh and got hit on, but it wasn't by a native.
Then Monday was the big day, the whole reason I went to Berlin, it was concert day, Aerosmith concert day! For those of you who don't know Aerosmith is my favorite band and Joe Perry is one of my celebrity crushes and I dislike my mom for the number of times she has got to see them and I thought I would never catch up to her. Well HAHAHA I gained one. But anyway before I went I went on an adventure to see the part of the Berlin wall that was still standing. I don't know if people really understand what that represents, I'm not sure I do, but for me I think its interesting. This structure was built by the government to separate the people and areas and the people hated it. I loved the graffiti to, I don't know why but this one part that said "Save the Planet" really hit me. Then it was time for the concert!!!
It was awesome, Aerosmith always brings it! I have to say though I DO NOT CARE the next time I see them I AM GETTING FLOOR TICKETS! The crowd in the upper balcony was SO lame, I was able to sit the whole concert because they were not standing in my way. The people on the floor by the stage were as out going as the people in the seats normally are in the US, man I don't know if it is the culture or what but these people where so reserved. But overall it was an amazing time and Steven Tyler ended with one of my most favorite lines "BERLIN!! Remember the light at the end of the tunnel may be you! Good Night!"
Then the next day I went home. Overall it was a really good time, and I had a lot of fun. It was an interesting thing to realize to, on Monday morning I got a little home sick, but I realized it wasn't really Chicago home sick it was Rappenhof home sick. And I know some of you may be like, "You've only been there for two weeks how can you call that home" or whatever but I say that isn't true, I've been here for much longer, I first set step on this land 6 years ago and for those three weeks I fell in love with the place, the people, everything. And even though its not the city I feel a sense of belonging. I know what I need to do, I know what is expected of me, I know where I belong here (for the most part the language is still a little barrier but I'm working on it). Who knows what the next 14 months will bring but I can say right now I don't want to be anywhere else.