An example of German corona madness that was as absurd as it was tragic could be admired in the Bavarian provinces last week: The celebration of the thirty-year-old was only allowed to take place in a school in Olching under bizarre safety precautions, which would be more suitable for an Ebola outbreak than for a cold virus existence of Olching dance friends (OTF) and the Coronation of the child prince couple Melina I. and Hannes I. A truly “generous” concession on the part of the authorities in view of the fact that the carnival season has been canceled for the second time in a row!
A commentary by Daniel Matissek
50 chairs at the strictest safety distance were allowed to give 50 parents the opportunity to attend the event. Access was only permitted under “2G plus” conditions. The appointment of an honorary president could only be made in digital form. The men’s ballet OTF skipped the celebration of its 25th anniversary and stayed with the event “for pandemic reasons” very far away.
“We are glad that we can present the program in this way at all”, said the OTF chairman Adalbert Heim full of gratitude. In 2021 the event could not take place at all. After two years of Corona, the affected children have already internalized that they have to be happy about any social contact that is still allowed. The newly crowned royal couple explained: “Thank God it was worth the effort on the second try”, said Melina Kessler. Prince Hannes Wusenkow stated that “that we look forward to every performance and will enjoy every minute.”
In addition to the celebrations, there was unfortunately also the death of a member to mourn: The day before the dress rehearsal, a fourteen-year-old boy was suddenly and unexpectedly at his parents’ apartment deceased. „No accident, Corona was not the cause either“OTF boss Heim explained immediately…