- [cw depression] "Never meet up with strangers from the internet!" I did and "strangers" became my best friends. There are no words to describe how extremely happy I am to know you and what an amazing night I had with you all in Hamburg while seeing our favourite artists, laughing, and crying our eyes out.
The songs of Gisbert zu Knyphausen, kettcar, Thees Uhlmann and Tomte hold a very special meaning to me. During the darkest times of my life I almost exclusively listened to these artists as their songs accompanied me throughout depression and anxiety. Although I'm at a much brighter point in life now, yesterday's night showed me that I'm still not completely "over it". This darkness will always be a part of me and hearing those songs live crushed me to pieces and made me remember all those times I lied on the floor of my bedroom feeling completely empty. Which is not even a bad thing as I realised how proud I can be of myself that I survived even though I was so tired of living.
#GrandHotelvanCleef's 15th birthday party in Hamburg was a celebration of life for me personally. Thank you.