Rowuk what are they saying?
They saved Hitler's brain obviously...
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"Music is essentially useless, as life is."
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.
Last edited by rowuk; 12-22-2007 at 03:00 PM.
Whenever I feel blue, I start breathing again.
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.
"A tool good enough to be so used and not too good"C.S. Lewis That Hideous Strength
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