Thursday, August 16, 2012

God save the Frau, Stadtfest Baden is here.

Are you ready yodelers? Because it’s that time of year. Time for the festival with the worst logo the Frau has ever seen. 

Can someone please explain the comma?
In a way, the

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logo is so bad, it’s good. And it’s everywhere. On bus wraps. On billboards. On the festival plakat that the Frau will probably be forced into buying just for going out her front door. Even the shops in Baden are getting into the action, arranging the logo in the proper

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Thank goodness they didn't forget the comma!

arrangement on their windows. Yes. With the comma and the bad word break and everything. It’s almost too much fun for the Frau to handle. And you know the Frau. Would she ever be sarcastic?

In case you can't tell, the Frau isn't overjoyed for this Fest. She learned from experience that a 10-day festival in Baden will make her completely sleep deprived and overly anxious to never hear a collective drunk scream at 5 a.m. or a Swiss-German rapper played at ear-defending decibels again.

Ja, die Frau hat Erfahrung. She lived through another one of Baden’s 10-day festivals in 2007. It was called Badenfahrt and it taught her that even Swiss buildings made with 100% concrete can shake when placed next to a rock and pop stage featuring, you guessed it, Swiss German rappers.

Anyway, Badenfahrt had a better logo but a much more unfortunate name. Not that the Swiss minded. In fact, they actually sold T-shirts with Baden on one side and Fahrt on the back. The Frau now regrets not buying one so she’ll most likely be ponying up the CHF 40 for her plakat featuring the worst logo she has ever seen just for the novelty of actually owning such a souvenir.

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JuanitaTortilla said...

Umm... Not real-

swisssidejewelleryetc said...

Hilarious! But, you know Chantal, with the logo, I think we must be missing the point somehow. But, try as I may, I still don't get it. Maybe someone will enlighten us, please??? Have just been googling Stadtfest Baden Logo, but cannot find out why it is as it is.
Hmm. Have you bought your earplugs?

Chantal said...

Let's just say this: the $300 BOSE noise-cancellling headphones I bought a year ago are the best investment ever for a life in a Swiss city!

Michael said...

Badenfahrt is only every 10 years (since 1937). This is the "smaller" version in between. Can't really take the rest of your criticism seriously if you still find it funny when something written in German looks a bit like "fart"...

Chantal said...

Hi Michael,

Yes, I realize Badenfahrt is only every 10 years (and thank goodness for that!)

Pathetic about the "fahrt," isn't it? But yes, unfortunately the Frau isn't too serious all the time and some German words are endlessly hilarious to her (as I'm sure some English words are to German speakers).

So here's a callout to native German speakers: the Frau would love to hear what you find funny in English. It would make a great blog post sometime...

Pat said...

Too funny! But I'll pass on the noise and confusion

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