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Somebody Put Ben Klock’s Banana On Ebay

This is no ordinary banana—it’s a rare pearl of techno memorabilia. According to a recent posting on Ebay, after a nearly 12-hour closing set on January 4 at Berghain, Ben Klock handed his banana to a partier in a gesture of rave communion and unity. It seems to have been a pretty intense moment, as the vendor reports: “He handed it to me as a sop of his conscience after remaining Ravers and me begged him to play another last record—I kissed his hand, he kissed mine and the Banana was the physical bond of ours, of this moment.“

The bid is on, so get it while it’s fresh, and learn about Berghain’s associated label Ostgut Ton in this talk with its movers and shakers.