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Special: Hanging at an open-air poetry slam in Leipzig


A warm breeze, the setting of the sun, excited people of all ages. And all that within the unique atmosphere of a roofless gasometer with the charm and the style of an old Roman amphitheatre.

Last Wednesday, the local poetry slam organizer LivelyriX celebrated its “best of” edition within this beautiful open-air setting. Four of Germany’s best poetry slammers carried the audience throughout more than two hours of hilarious, socio-critical and interhuman topics.

The first poet in line was Paderborn babyface Florian Wintels, who provided an insight into male thoughts about pretty girls having herpes as well as a tribute to his home in the rural countryside.

Volker Strübing, slam champion, at LivelyriX poetry slam at Leipzig's Panometer, July 15, 2015. Photo by A. Ribeiro.
Volker Strübing, slam champion, at LivelyriX poetry slam at Leipzig’s Panometer, July 15, 2015. Photo by A. Ribeiro.

The German poetry slam champion Lars Ruppel followed with a story about his childhood between the wolves in his home, where no one had anything but themselves and the fairy tale of Holger, die Waldfee – which is an outcome of his work with misunderstood phrases, also purchasable in hard cover.

Spoken-word champion Franziska Holzheimer, the only woman on stage, shed light upon a silly mass charge against the unknown in Stuttgart, based on an unknown nightly sound.

And the last in line was the great Champion of 2015, Volker Strübing, the oldest man on stage, who gave an amazing insight into the negative impacts of technologization, and finally won the contest with an impressive story about a fisherman and his cat.

The legendary Christian Meyer from The Fuck Hornisschen Orchestra was an awesome, entertaining an amusing host, also presenting the newest humorous songs with his orchestra partner Julius. A performance highlight of theirs was Sachsen, which brought the audience to uproarious applause.

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