It is the year in which Apollo XI sets off on his journey to the moon and the student unrest spills over to Prague and Spain, when the bc Club is founded in 1969 at the Technische Hochschule Ilmenau. In the meantime, Mars is being explored more closely, employees demonstrate, Ilmenau is a university town and the days when bc guests had to leave their identity card number at the entrance are also over. The bc club's claim to distance itself from the ubiquitous chart music and to cover a wider range of music - especially niche areas - and to always be open to new things has remained. With numerous performances by national and international bands, the bc has made a name for itself as a live club in Ilmenau; in addition to the club concerts, DJ performances, readings and theme evenings are also an integral part of the programme. The cultural spectrum of the bc also extends to monthly events such as film evenings ("cinema with living room atmosphere") or the wine evening, where the bc turns into a small "bodega" on the first Sunday of every month. The bc club not only has the right atmosphere for celebrating, but also offers a cosy ambience for extended conversations thanks to its many seating arrangements. Completely run and supported by volunteer members - mainly students - everyone at the bc can contribute and implement their ideas and thus help shape student life in Ilmenau.
The bc is a change from everyday student life with music, conversation and drinking culture.