Here we are Saturday waiting for the noon bell show. Rick blocking out Katybug, Andrew and Amy from Savannah, Georgia. Andrew is a fellow miles hound and Amy will get 1P status from this and other travel this year on the DEQM promo.
Saturday Night Surprise
Katy and I headed back to the hotel early and napped until 7 PM. I think I need a vacation from my vacation?? We headed out for the Theiseleinsprechen subway stop ( not even close on the spelling) as there was a festival going on and I thought we could find a late Kebap. We ended up surfacing at this huge church and around the backside was the festival. Actually we went the wrong way off the subway which added two blocks to my already tired feet.
The festival was like a USA Carnival with the “tilt a whirl” ride, cotton candy, Ferris wheel and loads of teenagers just milling around. You get the picture.
The big difference were the two enclosed beer tents or halls, they were so huge. One for the Blue soccer team and one for the red team (at least the guys in blue sports colors were not allowed in). I’m talking about eight x 10 person tables wide and at least 50 tables deep of screaming singing, dancing Germans enjoying the spring version of Octoberfest. The band was playing American music and at least half of these people are standing on their chairs singing and dancing along with the band. It was a wild scene and this was the tent with the losing team supporters.
The drinking age is 16 for beer and wine in Munich or at least they pretend that to be the limit, and they are all drinking these mugs of beer as big as Andrew’s head again. Many of the gang were dressed in the traditional Bavarian dresses of white empresses dresses with the colorful vests and the guys in the knickers with suspenders. This gang, from 16 to 80 was hooting it up like a good thing. And here I thought the Germans were staid and conservative. Not in their beer tents, that’s for sure.
Dinner ending up being a 3 foot long white bratwurst and diet coke with ice cream dessert. Tomorrow night we need to suggest that party place to Andrew and Amy. They have the stamina for that stuff. The old guy needs a day of rest.