Under the laws of political correctness, everyone must have prizes.
So the Mayor of Berlin, Klaus Wowereit (above), has decided that if classical music and opera get lavish state funding from his senate, other forms deserve it, too. From January 1, 2013, the city will have an official whose job is to pay for rock gigs. He’ll have one million Euros to splash out.
Are you reading this, Greece and Spain?
Here’s some local dissent (auf Deutsch).