My First Open Air Concert as a Power Wheelchair Driver

I got an invitation to see the Beatsteaks in Berlin at the famous open air stage Wuhlheide. They serve up the finest punk and rock & roll, made in my favourite Berlin districts of Kreuzberg and Treptow.

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It’s catchy pogo dance music from my teenage disco years before the hipster era became huge. Everybody at the concert was over 30 years old. I was surprised at how old all these visitors were until I recognized: this is my generation.

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There are definitely some perks for a disabled person and this company provides an established stage to concert-goers with a handicap. Here is what we experienced “an der Wuhlheide

  • express entry
  • express security check (“Yes. I just carry my necessary medical devices, no explosives this time.”)
  • premium place to stay for concert with great view and fast access to beer
  • seats reserved for my company
  • fast track to skip the queue for the toilet, useful for my assistant too
  • our own security team

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