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“Why are Germans so mad about techno?”

January 21, 2009

[embedded YouTube link: if you can’t watch it, click here]

Deutsche Welle, Germany’s international broadcaster, has a show called The Truth About Germany, and on this four-minute segment, they consider the question: “Why are Germans so mad about [techno]?” The clip is  pretty fun to watch, although I think there might be some people in Detroit who would take issue with the assertion “Germans invented techno.”  There’s a brief interview with Sven Väth, but mostly it’s pretty high on the self-mockery scale (not a trait that is stereotypically associated with Germans), including bits like “let’s get some Germans to hum their favourite techno tunes!” and “let’s see how creative techno dancers can be with their light sticks!”

[via Passion (the enemy of love)]

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One comment

  1. I’m also partial to “boom boom boom bam bam bam.”

    That was funny. It reminded me of Bruno (“Vas up or ish don’t think so?”) from Ali G.



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