THE CORE OF THE JUGEND SURELY ARE THEIR RULES. "THE MORE THE BETTER" SAYS JUGENDWART. "DENN: ORDNUNG MUSS SEIN!" WE ADD WITH A SMILE ON OUR HANDSOME SAILOR FACES.
By joining our association we expect that you do not tolerate fascist or racist behavior in your Turbojugend chapter and you won’t tolerate members with such tendencies. Our utmost concern is to have fun together. But it is also evident for us that everyone wearing a Turbojugend jacket is aware about this serious topic. You represent a community and should not ruin our image by thinking a jacket gives you a free ride to act stupid or run amok.
Turbojugend has always been and will always be something like a family. It’s got to do with family values, with friendship, with loyalty, with respect. Treat your brothers and sisters like brothers and sisters. And keep an eye on each other – it's the old thing: United we stand, divided we fall.
Erection of a Turbojugend:
You found a Jugend, your own Turbojugend chapter, by deciding that either only you can be the one and only President or you are already a bunch of unorganized denim sailor (wo)men and want to dive a little deeper into the darkness. The second option would quickly lead to presidential elections. After this honorable person is finally determined the new President announces vice presidents. All of the local Jugend members are vice presidents! And note: Presidents are announced for a lifetime!
Now it's time to pick some memorable aliases or Jugend names. Presidents usually favour more or less famous historical figures, although some may have had a debatable vita. Turbo-Duce, El Supremo, Caesar Proud, Capitan are among the stronger synonyms. Vice president names have something to do with their standing and abilities inside the Jugend. Lawyer, propaganda minister or darling vice president simply add a special remarkable touch while Rookie, Bimbo or Heintje just stands for being recruited just hours ago....
Read the FAQ about how you get your Turbojugend chapter officially registered.
Turbojugend Presidents and their Ass Squad:
Without the presidents the Turbojugend would be an anarchistic mess. We all know that. The presidents are the absolute monarchs of the Turbojugend. A President should feel safe and comfortable at any time. In order to guarantee maximum security, a president may pick suitable members amongst the fiercest and meanest looking vice presidents to form his security outfit: The Ass Squad. It for instance takes care about such things like the mostly anonymous call for elections (a must to avoid for any President! Ouch! Boooo!), serious face-to-face discussions with slightly rebellious members, execution of presidential orders or – in the worst case – the unpopular Turbojugend-in-bad-standing matters. Don't mess with the Ass Squad!
Wearing a Turbojugend denim jacket. the Kutte is required on Turbojugend holidays, Turbonegro concerts, Turbojugend meetings and other occasions where you may be publicly recognized. But don’t forget to ask your president what he thinks about this. Maybe he has other ideas!
The Kutte shouldn't be washed for any reason! If it appears to be smelly use fresh air, check Febreze or arrange some decorative Wunderbäume on your Kutte. If there is dirt or puke on the Kutte you may hand wash it carefully. Another possibility is to go swimming with your Kutte on. Some Jugend members report that there is also a trend to use a second or even a third jacket when things go worse!
Never ever dare to wear or (even get) a jacket of a chapter you are no member of! You might get hanged, drawn and quartered!
The Club Home of a Turboiugend:
Every Jugend must have a place to meet, party, relax or go apeshit. This can be a public location such as Fred's Schlemmereck in St. Pauli or a private place such as the sauna of our Oulu brothers. As a member of the Jugend you should be open to parties at any time! Especially because you never know how good or bad the mood of your President will be in the near future.....
Every Turbojugend is obliged to organize certain activities at least every 77 days. Suggested Turbojugend action proposals: football or rugby tournaments on a regular basis; Yahtzee, dart and chess tournaments, puzzle events or drawing contests (for the more sportive Jugend); the famous Schnitzeljagd (aka Turbojagd) around your club home; karaoke competitions (tip: start with Cat Stevens theme evenings and your chapter will be highly pleased and motivated!); invitation of other Turbojugend chapter etc...
Happy Tom's birthday! July 27th is compulsory holiday for everyone in denim. You may chose further holidays like your president's birthday, the resrection of the band via Scandinavian Leather and Sexual Harassment, release dates of new Turbonegro albums, and many more. Never hesitate to declare holidays for your chapter!
You can order your Kutte and other Turbojugend Merchandising via the Turbojugend Shop. If you would like to produce merchandising for your own chapter, then please follow the guidelines by Turbonegro themselves:
"In regards to Turbonegro merchandise: This is pretty straight forward and same as with any other band, it’s a protected trademark and no one can produce or sell without permission from the band."
Same principal for Turbojugend-merchandising: Any sale & distribution, offering stuff for sale on social media, web stores etc. will require a formal licensing agreement with the right holders to the trademark (i.e. the band). But making local chapter stuff for trading or distributing for free within a small group, during WTJT etc. is totally kosher of course as long as it’s non-profit, it’s part of the Turbojugend culture and the band supports this 100%..”
Turbojugend is about friendship not money. You only pay once for your Kutte and there will be no other costs assocatied with your Turbojugend life.