FACES OF CULTURE BOX: OLE
Published June 7, 2023
With our Faces of Culture Box-series we’re profiling good friends of the house, staff and regulars who all participate in making our venue a vibrant and stimulating affair. Meet one of our cherished staff members, Ole.
Staff position: Night Manager
I started working at Culture Box in… September/October 2021 right after the lockdown. Everybody was so excited about finally being able to go out again and I was in the middle of it as a runner. It was my first contact with a proper nightclub as well. Very intense!
I work at Culture Box because… it is a club for everyone. Looking at other clubs in Copenhagen, there is a lot of picking and filtering happening. It is different with Culture Box. You can always drop by and get in; it doesn’t matter what you look like or what your background is – and it really shouldn’t!
My favourite things to do, when I’m off work… if I am not on the way to an afterparty when I finish my shift, I will sleep for the next ten hours and by the time I wake up I have completely forgotten who or where I am. It’s maybe not my favourite thing to do but it happens most of the time.
My best Culture Box memory… …there are lots of good ones…but the best? Probably going out with my colleagues for “one beer” after staff meetings and ending up in some bodega, club or bunker and partying into the morning hours.
What I wish for the future of Copenhagen nightlife is… …more support for people new to the scene! There are so many DJs and crews with interesting visions out there. I would love to see more diversity and creativity in parties and the music played there. Open Deck events, street performances, concept parties, you name it!
I prepare for a shift by… eating and sleeping. Everything else can be neglected once in a while. But if I skip either of those I am most likely going to have a bad shift.
When I’m not working I am... somewhere around! I love so many things about Copenhagen; whether it is food and drinks or design and fashion. But my favorite place to be is any of the little church charity shops. I can spend hours in there and walk out with nothing, but it feels like a treasure hunt every time.