"I went to a dirty party in Berlin, and wrote SHEIßE the next day. It's about wanting to be bad without permission. "
OK so then I Googled it and for the first time since I searched for albino porn (stop judging me, it was to prove a point!! Shut up!) I found that Google was unable to help me. Apparently I'm the only person on the entire internet who doesn't know WTF a "dirty party" is or at least cares enough to ask. Seriously, how can THE INTERNET not know? This seems like the exact kind of thing the internet should be able to tell me dammit!! So if you know a German (from Berlin preferably) and you chance upon this post, I beg you, put me out of my misery. WTF is a dirty party???? Surely SOMEONE ON THE INTERNET MUST KNOW??!!
CAPS LOCK IS CRUISE CONTROL FOR COOL!
(But even with cruise control you still need to steer...)
Gumby suggested that a "dirty party" is the same thing as a "poo party". No beer for you! I'm currently rejecting that notion for the following very good reasons:
- That answer came from The Urban Dictionary which as a source of reliable information is about 1/16th as credible as Yahoo Answers. I should note that UD didn't even have an entry for "dirty party", it was a redirect.
- Eeeuww!!! No seriously, that's just too disgusting to be a real thing! (This reason courtesy of the last vestige of my innocence not yet destroyed by exposure to the interwebs)
- It may be a stereotype but I'm not ready to give up on my mental image of Germans as neat, clean, well organized people. I mean ffs, they have a problem with dudes peeing while standing!
- Scheisse/Shit is used as an exclamation in the song, not as a noun as in "I, I wish I could be strong without the scheiße, yeah"
Did some more online detective work and found another clue. In this interview she gave the following background info to the song:
"This song I wrote right after I left Berlin. I went to the Laboratory club the night before, I had some fun with my friends then the next day I wrote 'Scheiße'. I meant it like 'shit, it's good.' But I also meant it the other way; because this song is really about wanting to be a strong female without all the bullshit that comes along with. Anything that gets in your way from being brave. It's not the only word I know, I just like that word. It's sexy."
I then googled the Laboratory Club in Berlin and while I still don't have a definition for a "dirty party" I'm also no longer sure I want one! The Laboratory is a Gay sex club and from the sound of it, things get pretty wild in there! Here is a sample review:
"LABORATORY is THE sex-club of the moment. Settled in the basement of a former electric power station, it has a huge and really hot labyrinth. You must get in at the indicated hours, then doors close and the party begins : all-naked on Thursdays, Fuck on Fridays,etc. Changing calendar to be consulted on their website.
Facilities and services
Fetish (leather, latex...)"
Kinda reminds me of this time someone described Freddy Mercury's birthday parties as the kind of thing you went to hell to for attending. On second thought, I'm actually more curious than ever now!
Anyway, I also found these photos of Lady Gaga partying at the Laboratory. Note that she doesn't appear to be covered in literal shit so unless you have pictures showing otherwise I'm still not listening to any scat party suggestions!