Dressed to Chill


What does it take to call yourself a punk: be it a punk, cyberpunk or post-cyberpunk?

In the late 70ties, Drahdiwaberl’s bandleader and Kapellmeister Stefan Weber, a retired teacher, declared that some day he just put on a red bathing cap and that was it. However you do it, Vienna’s definitely most notorious punk-bigband will perform tonight at the Volksstimmefest (People’s Voice Festival).

Drahdiwaberl („roundabout”) are infamous for their elaborate stage shows which often include bizarre and, as some „boring old farts” claim, disgusting elements, for example faked police raids, the mockery of US-President George W. Bush or the slaughtering of the Pope and even a nun (Stefan Weber’s daughter, Monika „Shockira” Weber). The liberating climax of every live show is their famous performance of the so-called Mulatschag („orgy”), including sexual actions onstage.

Now please do excuse me: as you can see, I’ve to dress up.


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