Inside the beer hall
Beer fest Octoberfest was alot of fun but very, very cold again.
On the opening day we headed to the beer halls at 9am we walked up to a small line and wondered if we were in the right place when the tents finally opened there is a giant free-for-all rush to the benches. People leapt over chairs like show jumping horses, slid across tables like they were waxed car hoods; it's a complete head to head, neck to neck, elbow to face battle for the perfect spot. It seems ridiculous - the beer tents can fit up to 10,000 people, and there are 11 tents. Most of the tables had reserved labels on but we found one and weren't about to give it up without a fight.
It was a long wait once we got it to the time we got our first cold beer, the mayor tapped the keg at 12 then it was game on. The women that serve, lug up to six full litre steins in each hand its amazing and I feel deserved the tips we were handing out.
We stayed in tents for 3 nights two of those nights I didn't
sleep because of the cold air coming up though the air bed. After the day at the beer halls we slept really, really well (I wonder why). We made some great friends and had a great time at the opening festival.
They kept playing a song over the loud speaker "Im prosting im prosting" and when one person sings a prosting song, everyone in the entire beer tent will sing a prosting song.
Unfortunatly we didnt see much of Munich but the main reason we were there was to go to Octoberfest so it was ok.
The best thing about Octoberfest is Pork Knuckle yum! And none of us had hang overs by the end of the day.
It was a great festival hope to get back next year.
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