Joerg Haider, the Austrian extreme rightist who died in a car crash while going twice the speed limit last week, spent the last moments of his life partying at gay hot spot Stadtkraeme, according to the German newspaper Bild. Maybe European Neo-Nazis just like to dance?
Haider's evening began with a surprise appearance at the launch party of a new Austrian tabloid, where he was photographed in the company of a young local woman. At the same party, Haider, 58, gave what would become his last interview, speaking to a reporter about his passion for Italian wine, among other things. However, contrary to previous reports, the evening of the charismatic leader did not end there. Before heading home, Haider made a quick visit to Stadtkraeme, a local club famous for its gay night scene. Haider was spotted leaving the place on his own shortly before 1 A.M., fatally crashing his car half an hour later.[Haaretz]