First invitations from abroad (jazz festivals in Cologne and Zurich). The band plays really "tight" for the first time and begins to attract interest. First record contract with hatART. Joris Dudli and Jon Sass join the band. In addition to two tours, VAO performs at the Vienna Festival (Wiener Festwochen) in the production "Der 8. Tag" (The Eighth Day), with more than 100 other participants (the Vienna choir Jeunesse Musicale, a brass band, a solo dancer, mimes, spoken texts by Antonia Limacher and simultaneous scenic design).
In contrast, the absurdist Dada show "Der 8. Tag" was the absolute high point of the alternative culture of the Achtz’gerhaus. (Kurier, Vienna)
Favorite subject of discussion: US.