While there’s truth in the saying ‘money opens all doors’, it turns out that the doors at Berghain remain pretty much impenetrable even if you’re worth over $260 billion dollars.
In the early hours of Sunday morning, Elon Musk apparently attempted to get into the world-famous Berlin techno club, tweeting: “They wrote PEACE on the wall at Berghain! I refused enter.” Admittedly, his incomprehensible tweet means it’s unclear whether he decided not to enter the club himself or the bouncers barred him from entry – although most of the replies to his tweet suggest that the latter is the more likely scenario.
Several hours later Musk tweeted a follow-up. “Peace. Peace? I hate the word. Those who do care about peace (myself aspirationally included) don’t need to hear it. And those who don’t care about peace? Well …” he wrote.
It’s famously difficult to know what Berghain’s bouncers are looking for: doorman Sven Marquardt once quipped that they “take guys in masks and kilts or Pamela Anderson blondes in run-of-the-mill high-street outfits who tag along with bearded blokes, licking the sweat off each others’ armpits. That, for me, is Berghain.”
While their door policy remains shrouded in mystery, one thing is clear: a billionaire who tortures monkeys and exploits workers is very much not Berghain. It’s doubtful his dance moves helped his case either.