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Getting your pass scanned for the first time. The long and steep escalator upwards. The familiar but distant boom boom boom. The numerous stops and hugs from old friends on the way into the hallowed ground of hall 5.1. The step over the threshold into the wonderland of DJ nextlevelness. This was the annual experience that was Musikmesse in Frankfurt.
But those days are over. Long over.
My pass was scanned, the escalator… escalated.