Tuesday, 1 May 2012

Tanz in den Mai, Dance, Drink and Demonstrate

 Every night on April 30, one is sure that every beer garden in Germany will be full unless it will be raining cats and dogs. It's the traditional Tanz in den Mai happening...dancing to the month of May.

Our "nice witches" group is the first to grace the dancing hall some minutes after ten in the evening. We are more than willing to work out the calories won eating pasta in the neighboring Italian restaurant.

Dance like nobody is watching you, so said Mark Twain. Yes, we are asking ourselves, where are the Tanz-in-den-Mai fanatics to
join us. Hallo Mr. DJ, could you please change your techno first and let us dance to our danceable beats?
 Then the dancing hall starts to get really full that one couldn't move anymore except raise one's hands, swaying the body to the techno music.
 There's enough space though to take photos. No chance for demonstrating our LA Walk!

   Everybody dance, huhuhuhuhu, clap your hands, clap your hands.  Where are the good old days' disco music? Aren't they playing them anymore?

While you might be forgetting yourself in your dance steps, don't forget that your cigarettes have no right to be smoked here.

The later the night, the younger the crowd gets, hehehe. They normally stay until 6 or 7 am the next morning on the 1st of May, Labour Day.

 My dinner for the evening before dancing...Linguine ai Fruitti di Mare
 The dance hall now getting so hot. Why don't they hold the dancing outside, in the garden?
The other dinner of one of the good witches...Spaghetti con le seppie...octopus or squid? 

Just a short info about Tanz in den Mai taken from wiki. 
In Germany, Walpurgisnacht, the night from 30 April to 1 May, is the night when witches are reputed to hold a large celebration on the Brocken  and await the arrival of spring.
Walpurgis Night (in German folklore) the night of 30 April (May Day's eve), when witches meet on the Brocken mountain and hold revels with their gods..."
Brocken is the highest of the Harz Mountains of north central Germany. It is noted for the phenomenon of the Brocken spectre and for witches' revels which reputedly took place there on Walpurgis night. The Brocken Spectre is a magnified shadow of an observer, typically surrounded by rainbow-like bands, thrown onto a bank of cloud in high mountain areas when the sun is low. The phenomenon was first reported on the Brocken.

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