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Christmas Crush: Mikkel and Nadia

Did hurricane Bodil bring along cupid for Mikkel, 21, CBS student and Nadia, 21, Film and Media student when they met a dark and stormy night?

The night is drab and Denmark’s most famous meteorological event, Bodil, has just been upgraded to hurricane.

Nothing signals the entrance to Lidkoeb: you basically enter from what looks like a side street to Føtex. Inside, you are rewarded by a crackling fireplace, which is where I meet Mikkel and Nadia.

The bartender is having a moment of major 80s nostalgia, and he keeps playing hits by the Dire Straits and Guns‘n’Roses.

What is the worst thing about Christmas?
Mikkel: It takes too long. It should only be allowed to go from December 20th to the 24th.
Nadia: I work in a store, so I have to put up with Christmas songs for two months.

What is your secret internet addiction?
Mikkel: Do you know those websites that allow you to watch commercials for money? I’m trying to come up with a script that can do that automatically.

You have 20,000 DKK to spend within two hours. What do you do?
Mikkel: That won’t take me two hours; I can do it in ten minutes. I’ll just walk down the street to the Mac Store.
Nadia: I’ll get a ticket to somewhere wildly expensive, like the Moon or the South Pole.

What is your favourite place in Copenhagen?
Mikkel: The pocket between Frederiksberg and Vesterbro. There’s a tiny street called Værnedamsvej.
Nadia: The area around Sankt Hans Torv in Nørrebro.

Embarrassing music you secretly listen to?
Mikkel: Christian Brøns. That’s the worst I can think of – he was in the Big Brother. If you don’t know him, you should listen to this one.
Nadia: Cover versions of old songs.

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