I love you Oktoberfest
Trip Start Jul 04, 2010
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We went to the showers straight away as we were warned about the lack of hot water. It was only 8am and already there was a line up to the girls showers ...about 12 people ahead of me but I was happy to have hot water!
We decided to head straight into Oktoberfest....these sorts of things cannot wait! So I put my Bavarian Oktoberfest outfit on, Trav put his hat on (unfortunately he didn't get any Lederhosens!) and we made our way into Oktoberfest
Being a Sunday and only the second day, it was insanely busy. We rocked up just as they were doing a street parade. Men and women dressed in the traditional outfits, the smell of currywursts and port knuckles cooking, roars coming from the beer tents, screams coming from the rides all around us, people laughing and cheering and getting along with everyone! It was the best atmosphere to soak up! We went straight into a beer tent. We were told that if you weren’t there at 8am, it was impossible to get a table. They were right. The beer tent was packed but we found a spot at the back around a bar and welcomed Oktoberfest with a beer...no other way to do it! We sat next to a local who soon became our best friend. He was a classic and utterly drunk. It was hard enough to understand his German accent let alone his drunken slur. We stayed for a few beers and also became friendly with the staff behind the bar. They gave us a free shot of something...Trav described it as a sweet port as it started out sweet but then warmed your insides nice and quick. We decided to check out another tent before we became too intoxicated to walk and the old guy decided to come with us and take us to the tent where the 'celebrities’ hang out. We amused ourselves and followed him. Security wasn’t letting anyone in as it was too packed but he let us in with the old guy and he started introducing us to so many people saying proudly that we are from Australia
We found another packed beer tent and finally found a table on the balcony. Stayed for a few beers. If you tip the beer wenches (thats their actual job title), they do a great job looking after you. Found out afterwards that the balcony was all reserved seating but the only reason we got up there was because we wore a yellow wristband (the yellow wrist band had to be worn at the campsite we were staying at). So that was a bonus as it was a great view overlooking everything.
We made our way out of this beer tent and headed towards the food. Saw a guy trying to hold up his drunk mate. His drunk mate was leaning up against a side of a building and kept falling over. He threw up and then just laid there with half his head in his vomit. It was pretty funny (and gross) and we were glad we weren’t that drunk! That is Oktoberfest!
We grabbed some hot chips and scoffed them down and made our way back to the campsite