1998 – For our third show New York, Rio, Büdingen, we buy this huge pink rubber boat. We find the location, Büdingen (Nordhessen), in a funny poem by the German poet Robert Gernhardt and The Long Way to Büdingen is my first romantic choir satire for LaLeLu. Later our bass player, Tobi, gets to know a beautiful woman from Büdingen and later, marries her. Now in 2017, the German Socialist Party is advertising for their anti-charismatic candidate, Martin Schulz, with the slogan “New York, Rio, Würselen.”