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Why You Shouldn't Rock The Party Too Hard In Austria

You think your yearly tax bill is a nasty surprise, well spare a thought for Parov Stelar…

At a recent concert in Austria, he put in such a stellar (excuse the pun) performance that people started moving their feet. These innocent feet movements led to dancing. Shouldn’t be a problem, right? That’s the point of a concert, after all. Wrong. Because of a relatively arbitrary distinction between a “concert” and a “party” in Austrian tax law, he now has to pay extra cash. How much? A cool €10,000. Maybe keep your feet still next time Parov rolls into a town near you.

German speakers out there can get the full story here. You can also check out some photos of what it looks like to party in Vienna in our “Pics or It Didn’t Happen” column here.