Four Chinese punk rockers on a journey through a strange world – to a “Chinese” restaurant run by Thais, at the hardcore vegan place in Bremen, at the Bavarian emergency clinic, in a small Hessian village, holding an e...展开arly-morning dream interpretation session at an Autobahn rest area, and playing numerous wild concerts.
Joyside from Beijing take you on the road – in their band bus, backstage, day and night, through Europe, for two months. It all started like this: In 2004, Susanne Messmer and George Lindt made their documentary Beijing Bubbles, portraying the punk and rock underground scene in Beijing. The documentary became a success, was shown on the big screen – and resulted in one of the starring bands coming to Europe. Beijing-based Joyside were invited to the film premiere and stayed on for a two-month tour through the metropolises and rural idylls of Europe, accompanied by the filmʼs directors.
For the four Chinese musicians, it was a dream come true – at last, they were able to follow the footsteps of their rockʼnʼroll heroes! Off to London they went, to the cradle of 1970s punk rock. To them, itʼs the city of The Clash, Jonny Thunders, The Sex Pistols, and Marc Bolan. In Paris, they paid their homage to Jim Morrison at the Père Lachaise cemetery. The Doors were one of the first rock legends to cause repercussions that were felt in China. And Berlin? Well, of course thatʼs also the city of David Bowie and (Velvet) underground icon Nico!