Mauerfall - Sylvester's personal account of the wall coming down

On Nov. 9th 1989 I worked in a sound recording studio in the West Berlin district called "Wedding", when members of the band stormed the mixing room and kidnapped me and the lead singer to go to the border checkpoint "Bornholmer Strasse" only 10 min. away, where we witnessed history and headed over the Boesebruecke against tens of thousends of citizens into their completely deserted East Berlin.

Easily one of the 5 most impressive and unforgettable moments in my life. It still moves me deeply thinking about it. 

In German:  http://www.berlin.de/mauer/grenzuebergaenge/bornholmer_strasse/index.de.php

Am Übergang Bornholmer Straße konnten die ersten DDR-Bürger nach West-Berlin ausreisen. Der Leiter der Passkontrolleinheiten ließ ihre Pässe allerdings ungültig stempeln und bürgerte damit die ahnungslosen Inhaber aus. Doch dem Ansturm der Massen konnte er so nicht begegnen. Zwei Stunden später hieß es: „Wir fluten jetzt.“ Der Schlagbaum wurde geöffnet. Ca. 20.000 Menschen konnten in der folgenden Stunde ohne Kontrolle die Bösebrücke passieren. Infolge der friedlichen Revolution in der DDR und der politischen Veränderungen in den Staaten Ost-Europas war in dieser Nacht die Berliner Mauer gefallen.

In English:  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bornholmer_Straße_border_crossing

Sylvester Schneider

Surprise Guest at Zum Schneider’s “Munich on the East River” Oktoberfest

 October 13th 2014

October 13th 2014

Zum Schneider, the prominent Bavarian Bierhaus in NYC owned by Sylvester Schneider, closed the first edition of “Munich on the East River” in an unforgettable way. Special guest Cyndi Lauper attended Zum Schneider‘s Oktoberfest and spontaneously decided to perform with Zum Schneider‘s band Mösl Franzi and The JaJaJas. Full article

Cyndi Lauper surprises Oktoberfest revelers with biergarten show

Cyndi Lauper surprises Oktoberfest revelers with biergarten show

What’s a girl like Cyndi Lauper do to have fun? On Sunday, it was take in the atmosphere at the final night of Munich on the East River - then close it out.

Lauper took to what must’ve been the smallest stage she’s performed on in decades about half an hour before Manhattan’s biggest Oktoberfest party ended for “Girls Just Want to Have Fun,” backed by the biergarten’s oompah band.