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Re: Basler Fasnacht: Time to escape or time to enjoy..

im looking forward to Fasnacht, my german teacher at work has told me what goes on each day and the times.
im a very keen photographer so next tuesday im 'going in' to take photos.

i have been advised to buy a badge to stop people from putting confetti down my top ;-)
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Old 23.02.2012, 22:05
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im looking forward to Fasnacht, my german teacher at work has told me what goes on each day and the times.
im a very keen photographer so next tuesday im 'going in' to take photos.

i have been advised to buy a badge to stop people from putting confetti down my top ;-)
Nothing makes a person feel more comfortable then a camera in their face.

Why not go solo and get into the party?
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Old 23.02.2012, 22:07
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im looking forward to Fasnacht, my german teacher at work has told me what goes on each day and the times.
im a very keen photographer so next tuesday im 'going in' to take photos.

i have been advised to buy a badge to stop people from putting confetti down my top ;-)
My husband got some amazing photos last year. Last year we went to a talk for expats that explained what goes on and that helped a lot. Monday afternoon's parade in the afternoon is probably the best day for photos.
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Old 23.02.2012, 22:41
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I'm taking my annual ski holiday - well away from Basel.
What do you care? You don't live in Basel.
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Old 23.02.2012, 23:59
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Re: Basler Fasnacht: Time to escape or time to enjoy..

What is a guggi/concert/ band? Where n when is it going to be held?
this is what i got from google
http://www.google.com/search?q=guggi...w=1252&bih=592

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Cornfloozed,There are a lot of people( say 50%), who despise Fasnacht coz of the noise, booze, crowd, inability to sleep, etc.

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im looking forward to Fasnacht, my german teacher at work has told me what goes on each day and the times.
im a very keen photographer so next tuesday im 'going in' to take photos.

i have been advised to buy a badge to stop people from putting confetti down my top ;-)
Hey, could you share the schedule with all of us please?
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Old 24.02.2012, 00:04
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I have a deep and passionate hatred of all things Fasnacht. Being spontaneously amusing and entertaining 366 days a year (topical) myself, excludes the desire to dress up like a bag lady and strut my proverbial stuff for a couple of days mid-winter. Call me drab, but I'll take a decent piece of rock music played at a not inconsiderable volume over some twat dressed in a Hawaiian skirt with a false wooden nose strumming some Guggemusik shit in any solar system you care to name.

In summary, I don't like Fasnacht much.
We had an apero tonight at Carnevale (offered by a co-worker who has one of the largest tents in Tesserete), and will probably go tomorrow night in costume, and maybe Saturday for the parade!

You're just a fuddy-duddy!

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Old 24.02.2012, 00:05
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noise, booze, crowd, inability to sleep, etc.
Isn't that the whole point of it?

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I'm going to the fire thingy in Liestal Sunday evening, then will bloat up on wine and fondue, and then go to Morgestraich at 4am on Monday.
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My mum and dad are coming over this year for it and we are going to liestal for the fire thingy for a wee while then go home.
Oh dear. You put me to shame. Have lived in Liestal (well 2 km outside) for 6 years now and have never been ...
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Old 24.02.2012, 00:19
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Re: Basler Fasnacht: Time to escape or time to enjoy..

Meanwhile, my daughter surprised me by opting to NOT go to carnevale tonight!

I guess she's getting old (almost 19).

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Old 24.02.2012, 01:28
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Re: Basler Fasnacht: Time to escape or time to enjoy..

http://www.basel.com/en/offer.cfm?ca...ubcat=Speziell

http://www.basler-fasnacht.com/index...5/189/lang,de/

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Old 24.02.2012, 08:16
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Re: Basler Fasnacht: Time to escape or time to enjoy..

I will be with my clique - the Basler Mittwoch Gesellschaft Runzle. Hope to see some of you on the way round. You can't miss me, I'll be the one in a big papier maché mask.

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I'm taking my annual ski holiday - well away from Basel.
Me too. Did Morgestraich last year for the first and hopefully last time - really don't need to do it again. Can't bear the piccolos and Gugge, they set my teeth on edge. Props to those who participate though, the effort they put in is impressive and I quite like the lanterns, and I'm glad for them that they have a good time, I just don't get it. Can't wait for my flight out of here this afternoon.
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Old 24.02.2012, 09:42
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Does anyone know links to live webcams that stream this event?
I'm not sure how well the streaming may work but telebasel has a live webcam at Marktplatz, and Basel.ch has two webcams, one also at Marktplatz and the other at Barfüsserplatz.


My mother-in-law tends to watch telebasel to catch what's going on during Fasnacht without having to brave the crowds, I'd say that's probably your best bet to find live stream.
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Old 24.02.2012, 10:41
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Re: Basler Fasnacht: Time to escape or time to enjoy..

Mrs TD is a Basler and from her I learnt that there are two types of Basler - those who love Fasnacht and immerse themselves in it and those who avoid it like the plague (and a few odd souls in between).

I've done the "must do" fasnacht "trio" (Chienbäse in Liestal, Morgestraich and the Monday afternoon parade in Basel) and they certainly should be experienced at least once, more if you get "the bug" (I haven't. perhaps Mrs TD has immunised me?). Schnitzelbank is also a great part of Fasnacht, but you really have to be up on your Basel-German to really understand enjoy it.

Although I don't "do" fasnacht nowadays, I still enjoy watching the TV "reportage" on the parade - I find the costume to be both inventive and witty.

TD

p.s. I've often wondered about the style of drumming of the Clique that seems at odds with the music plaid by the piccolos, when my wife told me that the drumming is that in the style of Napoleon's Grande Armée, the penny dropped. Baslers - the iconoclasts of Switzerland - drum in the style of the Grande Armée to annoy the Germans, and play English (and presumably German) marching songs to annoy the French. Toll
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I've often wondered about the style of drumming of the Clique that seems at odds with the music plaid by the piccolos, when my wife told me that the drumming is that in the style of Napoleon's Grande Armée, the penny dropped. Baslers - the iconoclasts of Switzerland - drum in the style of the Grande Armée to annoy the Germans, and play English (and presumably German) marching songs to annoy the French. Toll

Certainly goes along with the Swiss history and politics I've been reading about! Hilarious!
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Old 26.02.2012, 22:59
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Re: Basler Fasnacht: Time to escape or time to enjoy..

For those interested in watching it, Fasnacht.ch "just" appeared on my FB feed which has 6 different webcams to watch the festivities.

Enjoy!
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Re: Basler Fasnacht: Time to escape or time to enjoy..

If you don't get enough of one Fasnacht, I suggest Fête du Citron in Menton
http://www.feteducitron.com/
It's not that far (via Milano and Ventimiglia) and the climate is a little bit warmer.
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Re: Basler Fasnacht: Time to escape or time to enjoy..

Right got over that, buggers totally out of their gourds from Liestal upchucking in the streets right under my window and here is me without the boiling oil.
Ambulances and trams all ruddy night so no sleep there, half past three got up and went to Bafü. Thousands of people packed like sardines and then the sadistic piccolo whistles.
Them WMD´s (whistles of mad dementia) are satan`s own. I don`t understand they are like the weather, everybody complains but nobody does anything about it.
Ten past four I was at the end of my rag, fired up the iron pig and headed out for a very, very, very early run.
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I wish everyone lots of fun! I just survived the Berner Fastnacht. Still shaking
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