Prater, 2009

Dufus got into Vienna in a desparate mood. They broke their bass guitar the night before in Italy and had to find a guitar repairman on short notice. When singer and songwriter Seth Hebert-Faergolzia – apart from making music he designs clothes, writes novels and creates sculptures – and his three bandmates arrived at Fluc, everything was successfully fixed, set and ready for a long night full of experimental, freaky folk music. It’s the style that Dufus are refining for more than a decade now, releasing an impressing amount of great albums and temporarily involving songwriters such as Regina Spektor, Kimya Dawson, Jeffrey Lewis and Turner Cody. Just before their last song, Seth invited everyone around to join us for the nightly video shoot afterwards. And indeed, when the merchandise was sold and the gear loaded in the tour van, there was still a bunch of the audience hanging around. The whole group – plus a slightly confused drunkard – went to a tunnel close to the club for a 2 a.m. video shoot, with Dufus making up an impromptu choreography.

Michael Luger
Sound Recording
Philipp Bruger
Post production
Simon Brugner
Simon Brugner


Prater is with 60 square kilometres Vienna’s largest park comprising expansive meadows and forests and the touristy well-known amusement park Wurstelprater or Volksprater. Beyond the Riesenrad (Ferris Wheel), one of Vienna’s symbols and the main attraction of the funfair, Prater has much more to offer. What was previously a royal hunting ground, serves as a recreation area for the public since 1766. A straight and wide avenue – Prater Hauptallee – runs through the woodland park with several ponds as remains of former side branches of the Danube. While the south of the park is calm with less people around, the Praterstern situated northwest is a much louder and rougher mixture of transport connection hub and nightly clubbing in direct neighbourhood to a red light and drug dealing area.