Christian Schottenhamel: "Everyone loved his music! And we loved Otto!"
Without Otto Schwarzfischer, who conducted the Schottenhamel festival tent's Oktoberfest band for decades, the Wiesn would not be the way we know, love and miss it. He brought modern music and the typical Wiesn atmosphere to the Schottenhamel Festhalle and the other beer tents.
Christian Schottenhamel himself tells us what that was like:
"The music of Otto Schwarzfischer has musically shaped not only the Schottenhamel festival hall, but the entire Oktoberfest. As the youngest Wiesnwirt, then 27 years old, he asked me in my first year whether he could also play medleys with hits. He didn't always want to play only classical brass band music. What came was the duck song or "Live is life" and many other popular hits that you had to join in with. The mood brought the youth in our tent. Everyone loved his music! And we loved Otto! The oldest band in the oldest tent of the Oktoberfest - with the most modern music. That was 30 years ago and shall remain so!"