Mittwoch, 17. April 2013

Wauz (Red Tape Parade) verstorben

 Im Dezember 2012 hatten Red Tape Parade angekündigt, vorerst nicht weiter zu machen, da bei Frontmann Wauz Krebs diagnostiziert worden war. Der Kampf dauerte nur vier Monate, dann hatte ihn Wauz Kenobi verloren - er verstarb am 15. April. Unser Mitgefühl gilt allen Verwandten und Freunden. Ein ausführliches Statement von Red Tape Parade findet sich nach einem Klick auf "Weiterlesen".

“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.
A sceptic.
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