Baumholder hosting Bar-Hopping Night
May 20, 2006
One price, five hot spots and five bands.
That’s the offer on the table for Saturday’s Bar-Hopping Night as Baumholder hosts hordes of out-of-town military.
German organizers of Combined Endeavor, a U.S. European Command-sponsored tactical communications technology workshop for the United States military and allied nations, asked Baumholder bar owners if they could put together an event, said Armin Duhrmann, who owns one of the five nightspots, the Bistro Pierriot.
“But, of course, we expect the (local) Americans here will come, too,” Duhrmann said. “There are going to be so many different people, and that’s what makes it different from all the other parties.
Bar-Hopping Night offers one entry fee of 3 euros in advance, 5 euros the night of the event, to five clubs, all of which will have live music:
C’est la Vie, with JR & the Screamers, blues, rock and soul music.Vis a Vis, with Handmade, covering Red Hot Chili Peppers, Doobie Brothers and other Top-40-style party music.Highlander pub, with Jim Everett, country music.Bistro Pierrot, with Jo Jonathan, original music and blues.Jugendzentrum (Youth Center), with Too Much, original rock.“The live music we’re offering is more for older people,” he said. “This event is more for the 25-year-old and older set.”
Combined Endeavor brings together more than 1,500 military personnel and civilians from 41 countries to Lager Aulenbach, a German artillery headquarters next to the 1st Armored Division’s H.D. Smith Barracks.
He expects 800 to 1,200 people to participate in the pub crawl, Durhmann said.
“They told us they have a free day Sunday, and asked us what we could do for Saturday night,” Durhmann said.
The 2006 event is the second Bar-Hopping Night; the first was two years ago.