Otto’s Birthday at the Elbstrand
Otto Waalkes German comedian celebrated his 62nd birthday, on 22nd July, in Hamburg. At this time he is often at his home in Ford Lauderdale (Miami). But even in Hamburg they could celebrate at the Elb-Beach (Elbstrand).
110 guests came to the “Blankeneser” beach path, in the known local “Bäcker” by Manfred Brüchmann. First there was a reception outside, at 9PM they went inside to eat. There was a buffet with smoked eels, crabs and Manfred Brüchmann’s specialty, pickled salmon and other delicacies. A splendid fireworks were ignited from a boat on the River Elbe at 10.45PM. They celebrated until the early morning. Among the very mixed crowd of guests: his wife, actress Eva Hassman, ex-wife Manon, Otto’s son Benjamin (23), Rolf Zukowski, the Tokio Hotel-Twins Bill and Tom Kaulitz.