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Discussion in 'Trumpet Discussion' started by tatakata, Dec 18, 2007.
Rowuk what are they saying?
They saved Hitler's brain obviously...
Maybe it is a German Amway convention......
It is Carnaval (also called Fasching in other parts)in Saarbrücken, Germany.
At the end they thank both trumpet holders (Charlotte and Jürgen Mentling) and see them off with a triple Saarbrücken cheer.
There is decent money in playing gigs like this, but you play from 8PM until 2:30AM. You need the beer to get through the bad acts - this one was harmless.
There is NOTHING about this that has anything to do with Hitler. It is basically a catholic rite to party hearty until Lent starts. Naturally a healthy dose of commercialism has changed the meaning much like Christmas meaning presents and Easter the easter bunny.
Sorry to damp the spirit, but freely associating todays Germany with Hitler shows an incredible amount of ignorance. It is an open insult that I do not consider funny.
Isn't there some city in Germany where they celebrate some anti-militaristic event in the past? With the 'soldiers' marching in the opposite direction of the commands, etc.? I wondered whether that might be why there seemed to be so many uniforms, although they looked more like airline pilots than servicemen.
Thank you, Robin
Karneval season starts November 11 (at 11:11) and goes to Ash Wednesday. Fastnach, has to do with the fasting night, Fasching appeared in the 13th century, and has to do with "Fastenshank," the last call before the fast.
For the most part, it is a big 'ol party season, but my favorite were the Fasnet in the southwest. Each village had their own costume, with carved wooden masks, and the idea was to drive out winter by scaring it. In order to have their own "witches," villages were to have burned some back in the day. Weird combination of Celtic ritual and Catholic tradition.
The beer is good.