I.F.E. United 2009

Photos by Christoph Breithaupt

Sometime in 2009, Horst Munz and Stefan Maier went to see Roland Zitzlaff and Wolfgang Lauer (who were playing with Rossler & Co.).  Horst suggested reuniting our old band from the 60's, I.F.E. United and doing a show. Roland sent me an email asking me if I could do it and I said I'd be there. The concert date was set for Dec. 19, 2009 at Schlachthof (The Slaughterhouse), a cultural event center in Lahr.

The regional newspaper, Badische Zeitung announced the concert.

I arrived Wednesday, December 16th at 8:00am and we had a rehearsal that evening attended by Robert Ullman, a noted music critic who wrote a nice piece about the band . The rehearsal went well. It was good to be singing with my old friends again.

The concert was a big success... a standing-room-only crowd. They sang along and despite the cold weather, the room (and the mood) was very warm.

Dec.19th, 2009 the night of the show.

Horst Munz (Drums)

Roland Zitzlaff (keyboards & vocals)

Wolfgang Lauer (bass & vocals)

Isolde Wawrin (vocals)

Wolfgang 'Hucky' Huck (vocals & guitar)

I'm not sure what song I was singing in this photo, but I was certainly enjoying myself.

Stefan Maier, guitarist extraordinaire - the newest member of the group.

The concert was an emotionally-charged experience for everyone involved. Throughout the concert a team of videographers was recording the event for a DVD. As well, Garry Slater (AltdorfTV) shot a few clips and put them on YouTube. Thanks Garry!

...and thanks to everyone for making this one of life's high points! I can't wait until the next show.

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