Wednesday, October 10, 2012

You'll Find Me at Oktoberfest-- Part Two

Don't miss part one of the Oktoberfest craziness!

On the second day, after only four hours of sleep, I woke up at 6am, got myself together, and we all hopped on the bus to get to the tents nice and early.

By the time we got to the Hofbrauhaus tent, found seats outside, and ordered our first stein, it was 9am. It was about to be a very long day...

First beer of the day

The beer maids at the tents are absolutely crazy. They can each carry ten 1-liter beers at a time and I have no idea how they do that for an ENTIRE day... must be a German thing.

After a couple of beers, we knew it was time for some "brunch". Everyone who had been to Oktoberfest or Springfest before had told me about this amazing chicken that I just HAD to try. And they were right... it was unreal. Really, all of the food we ate this weekend was SO good, and the chicken was only the beginning. And the best part was there was no pasta or pizza in sight!

After a few beers outside, we met two guys who were able to sneak us inside the tent so that we could hang out with the rest of the people from the Bus2Alps trip. It was absolutely packed inside! The line for the girls' bathroom easily had at least 500 women on it and we almost got squashed to death. But the atmosphere was SO happy and fun, and you can't help but sing along with the German drinking songs (even if singing actually means mumbling along with the melody since you don't know a lick of German).

Around 5pm, after eight hours of beer, huge pretzels, and singing, we went back to the campground to take a little nap and get some dinner. But as soon as we got back, we saw how many people were at the campsite bar and just couldn't pass up some good mingling time. Needless to say, it was a long night.

Part three... coming up soon!

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