As befits a real french kerwa, the "kiegli zammspiln" stood in grobenseebach on sunday and the kerwas parade, on monday "maien rausdanzn" with ten pairs and "geeger rausschlogn" (gnawing out) on the program.
On monday after 6 p.M., the local boys marched from the festival square, supported by musicians, into the village to pick up their dance partners. A willow bush decorated with colorful banners was carried at the top of the tree. Only at the meeting point the local boys received the decorated skirts from their dancing partners. Returning to the festival site, the ten couples had to walk around the kirchweih tree. On a table, under a cloth, was the alarm clock, which began to ring loudly at an unpredictable time. Whoever was holding the willow bush had to sing a kirchweihl song.
This year it was mainly songs that referred to current events, such as weisendorf and its kerwa, which took place a week before, or a kerwasburschen, who instead of playing fubball preferred to visit the bushes.
Individual actors were also taken for a ride:
"the shopping cart for the kerwa was profitable again, with it the effe was transported home!" "Tonight our third board has fei gschaud, do hamsn three heena in gardn neighaud!" Only after almost 30 minutes christian rowold and his partner carmen essl were the winners of the "maien rausdanzn" festival.
At the "geeger rausschlogn won patrick prell. In this discipline, the local boys had to hit a metal bucket with an arm-thick trunk, which represented the "geeger" stood. Beforehand, the candidates were blindfolded and their sense of orientation was confused by being turned around several times. On shouts from the audience they then tried to hit the bucket. If the throw missed, the music only elicited a few sad notes. Only when patrick prell scored was there a flourish. The "geeger, a magnificent rooster, was "organized" the night before and was also brought back after the action.
Highest tree in the area
After these efforts, the couples moved into the marquee, where christian and carmen performed their dance skills in front of the audience. According to the old custom, the winner of the "maien rausdanzn" was awarded a prize a jug, but also had to endure the contributors. The winner could receive a coffee service. Sometime in the morning they had to drink coffee.
The local boys looked back on a successful church fair. The program items proceeded as planned. They put up the tallest tree in the seebach area, and no local boy managed to "bowl" the kirchweih tree, unlike some other places.