Suspected CS-Outbreak at the Open Ohr Festival 1999

IFA Wartburg is one of the bands performing at the Open Ohr Festival in 1999. A great festival!

But I got a strange feeling that something was not alright. I don´t know why, but I have a supernatural ability to feel things like that.

When we came to the backstage area, Heinz was really tired. I did not mind very much about that, such things are common during long journeys. He had a jet lag after going by train from Düsseldorf down to Mainz which is at least 80 kilometers.

But then he started to act very strange. First he admitted that he had been eating a hamburger at Mc Donald´s and after that he said that he liked Star Gin more than Stalin!

I looked into Heinz blurry eyes. Something was severely wrong with him. A doctor rushed in and started to perform som medical tests on Heinz.

I suspect that Heinz was struck by the Capitalistic Syndrome (CS) after eating that capitalistic hamburger. We are only allowed to eat Ketwurst or Grillettas.


The concert was great anyway and IFA Wartburg performed as wonderful as always. You can listen to the songs here:

Mit freundlichen Grüßen,

IFA Wartburg and Die Welt

Heinz Klinger and Rolf Kempinski met the journalist Michael Pilz from Die Welt after the IFA Wartburg performance at The Treptower Glashaus in Berlin 1/4 1999.

Die Welt is a newspaper that reaches around 300.000 readers in West Germany.

We East Germans have noticed how people in the west tends to get more socialistic when it comes to music.

To make everything as nice and socialistic as possible, we served our standardized stage buffet consisting of radish and cabbage and a lot of distilled water for all the thirsty comrades in the audience.

Thanks, Die Welt


Songs played during this concert:

Mit freundlichen Grüßen,

Creating the perfect live show

Tomorrow is the day when IFA Wartburg will perform live at Easy Schorre in Halle. The show is called Akte Rock and the TV-channel Mitteldeutscher Rundfunk (MDR) will be there, so I have to start planning the scene show now.

I understand that the backstage rider is the holy grail for every rock band. Without a perfect backstage rider the band will start to complain and use ugly words.

But a concert means nothing unless people actually enjoys the show. It is impossible to do a tour unless you know exactly how you’re going to get the crowd really wild. I want to create that dangerous and wild rock atmosphere that makes you feel creepy.

To find out what really makes a show tick, I started to analyze one thousand of the most successful live performances made by our genius socialist leader and live performer Erich Honecker.

This is what I came up with for the IFA Wartburg Live Show in Halle:

1.  Slipovers
2. A pointed stick
3. The overhead projector and important overhead pictures
4. Sunglasses
5. Maracas in yellow plastic
6. A sausage
7. Cabbage
8. Distilled water


This will be one hell of a show!

Mit freundlichen Grüßen,