Red Tape Parade was working on it’s third full length album when Wauz got diagnosed with cancer in December 2012.
This is one of the few complete demo songs we have.
It’s the last song the band played live last saturday.
We will hopefully find the time to go into the studio this summer, complete another song and then release it as a 7″.
But for now we wanted to share this version with all of you.
To Wauz. To Life.
“i know some magic works”
Thank you all so much.
Yesterday was beautiful and we could not have done it without you!
Matze, Nathan, Vuki, Marc and Eric.
HELL & BACK , CANDYCUNT and Olli Schulz.
Joey Cape and Brian Wahlstrom.
David, Torsten, Stühli, Simon, Rick, Lucas and everybody at Bi Nuu.
Josh JS Design, Sean, Cosy, Karsten The Merch Republic.
Eric at Marshall and Muttis Booking.
Florida TV Entertainment.
And most importantly:
Thank you, Wauz.
We were Red Tape Parade.
RED TAPE PARADE’s final show.
The singer of our band and our dear friend Wauz passed away on Monday April 15th.
We will play one final show in his honor and to celebrate his life with guest vocalists
Eric Greulich (The Ghost Rockets)
Matze Nürnberger (Tagtraum)
Nathan Gray (Boysetsfire)
support coming from our friends
HELL & BACK (Stuttgart)
the show will take place on
Saturday May 11th 2013
in BERLIN at club BI NUU (Im Schlesischen Tor)
Doors 20.30 PM
It will be a free show
but we would like to encourage you to donate 10+ Euros at the door.
Wauz founded a Dharma Punx group in Berlin.
All profits from the donations will be used to support this cause.
Please come out, sing along and say goodbye.
This will be the last time we will play our songs.
To Wauz! To Life!
“When RED TAPE PARADE asked me to sing a few songs at their last show as a memorial to wauz’s memory, I was honored and terrified all at once. I of course accepted as I would do anything for those guys, but how do you properly commemorate such a positive and moving force like Wauz? I’ve been going through his lyrics and committing them to memory all the while realizing that these were not words he just had to memorize… They were his passion, his breath, and his life. I just hope that I can do justice to these incredible and moving words for my dear friend and constant inspiration”.
one of the greatest moments of Red Tape Parade.
it was weird – all of us came from total opposite sides of germany to play this show, we practised for one hour in the afternoon, nobody had slept the night before.
but for some reason we played one of the best shows of our lives and fortunatly there were several tv cameras to document it.
“The most important things are the hardest to say. They are the things you get ashamed of, because words diminish them – words shrink things that seemed limitless when they were in your head to no more than living size when they’re brought out” – Stephen King
It is hard to write about our friend Wauz.
I am afraid that words won’t do him justice.
How are you supposed to write about such an outstanding person?
Wauz stepped into our lives in 2007 when we approached him about trying out for Red Tape Parade.
He was fairly shy and quiet in the beginning.
But we realized pretty fast that Wauz was an extremely warmhearted and unbelievably funny person.
I am sure we all could fill pages of stories of all the wonderful, bizarre and hilarious situations we all found ourselves in with and – most importantly – because of him.
Even when facing and batteling cancer he stayed the kind, independent person he always was.
His sense of humor, his clear vision and his positivity made it easy and very inspiring for all of us to be around him in the last weeks of his life.
Wauz was a punk in the truest meaning of the word.
Never satisfied with the simple answers.
Until the very end.
Wauz left this place in the morning of April 15th, surrounded by his loved ones.
He was a great friend to so many and we were truly blessed that he allowed us to have him in our lifes.
Wauz – you will be missed.
And in his own words:
” May the force be with you and be excellent to each other!”
Oise, Flirto, Mullah, Hannes, Holger, Vonni
unfortunately there will no ever be any more Tourdates.
We WERE Red Tape Parade