But I'm Going for the Music. Really. July 31, 2006 Couldn't let this one slip by. The artistic director of the Neuköllner Opera House in Berlin is encouraging audience members to smoke marijuana during the performance. According to Deutche Welle, the singers will be doing that onstage. It's all an attempt to add to the psychedelic atmosphere associated with The Oriental Princess, an opera by Camille Saint- Saens. The artistic director is counting on artistic license to protect the audience from being busted. And it seems that possession of 10 grams of marijuana for "personal use" is an offense usually overlooked by authorities in Berlin. I'm guessing it's the fire marshals who'll put the kibosh on the event.