Strabenfasching in steinach: bees, bramen, brexit
Norbert borst, third mayor of the market town of bad bocklet, and local spokesman uto-paul schmitt run through all the floats, fub groups and bands before the carnival procession. It takes them three quarters of an hour to explain security to the participants. They point out, for example, not to serve alcohol to young people under 16 and explain how to secure the cars so that nothing happens. "Four people should accompany a car, two in the front and two in the back", says borst. The attendants must take care that the spectators at the side of the road do not get too close to the vehicles and get hurt.
It’s no coincidence that representatives from the town hall and local council are concerned about safety instruction. In steinach, it is not the clubs that organize the parade, but the municipality that is still responsible. "We have said we want to support this and maintain it as a community responsibility", says borst. After all, the parade, with 41 cars, fub and music groups, is one of the coarser ones in the county and accordingly attracts many visitors from outside the county.
Hundreds of visitors joined in the celebrations at the side of the road again this year. Apart from the announced rewe supermarket with its controversial location at the aschach traffic circle, there was little local color to be seen. Instead, the jesters made fun of crude politics, from brexit to the petition for a referendum on biodiversity. Most groups focused on general themes and colorful costumes. In addition to the clubs from steinach, groups from munnerstadt, reichenbach, nudlingen and sandberg, among others, were represented.