I went to Oktoberfest yesterday with a couple of friends that I met in Germany. It’s hard to explain the level of sheer awesomeness in any amount of words, so I’ll just sum it up as: “Wow”. It was much more than I expected. It was actually more than just a beer hall drinking festival, actually. It was more of a county fair. There were lots of carnival rides, and food stands, and of course, beer halls! Actually, its like a county fair that revolves around drinking.
The beer halls were pretty amazing. There were about 8 or 10 of them, and while it’s usually very hard to get into one of them, we somehow got in. Once inside, you’re taken to a completely different world. It’s bright and very ornately decorated, and so many people you are basically standing shoulder-to-shoulder with everyone.
Even though it’s crowded, the atmosphere inside is great. Everyone is so (understandably) happy, people are singing and dancing on the tables, and pretty much everyone was very friendly. It was a great experience, and I’m glad to have some friends here in Germany that could take me. I will definitely be coming back – that’s for sure.
I’ve included some pictures after the break.
If you ever get a chance, go to Oktoberfest!