Conductors: the mayor and Wiesn celebrities
When all the bands of the Wiesn festival tents have gathered together, the occasion calls for a very special conductor. Traditionally, this role is filled by the mayor and various celebrities who have risen to prominence at the Wiesn. They stand on the podium and swish the conductor’s stick – dressed in traditional costume, of course. Whether they are really conducting the band, or the brass players and drummers keep the timing of their own accord, is a well-kept secret.