Making New Friends at San Francisco’s Octoberfest

Are you looking for a great way to have fun in the San Francisco Bay Area during the month of September?  Want to be around a great group of international folks who live in the area, or are just visiting from Germany maybe?  Well Octoberfest might be just for you…

 To take in the event I decided to volunteer at an Oktoberfest allowing me to experience the festivities/atmosphere and not bust the bank in doing so. So my partner and I served beer to thirsty, and sometimes overly thirsty Octoberfesters! 

We had a great time making people happy by giving them a little bit more than they asked for.  They might have expected a beer with a inch of foam head, instead we gave them a poured beer with ice cold Spaten Beer all the way to the top of the Stein.  When your thirsty, and the event revolves around beer, a smile will appear with this type of unexpected end result.

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This is the 5th year in a row I’ve Volunteered to this Late September, celebrating October and the harvest event.  It’s a simplified definition, but the real origination and history of the Annual event heald for about a two week period in Munich Germany from Late September to about the first week in October :

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oktoberfest

 

Back to the Oktoberfest in San Francisco, and the 3 day event held at Pier 48 San Francisco Ca., when on Saturday September 24th, 2016 my boyfriend and I finished our shift, we then were transitioned to normal guests with beer privileges.  This year we met some vundabar Frau and Frauleins within this most happy affair.

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The Oompah band was phenomenal as they played their homeland music but my favorite song was their toast on an hourly basis, as well as the Chicken Dance tossed in for good measure.

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What a way to distress yourself after a long week at work, or just getting to the heart of the matter of a good party to celebrate this Yearly German tradition.

My partner and I enjoyed not only the socialization process as we served a happy lot when we first arrived… but later as we immersed ourselves within the croud it seamed that regardless of age or nationality, it was quite a swinging dance celebration and party hearty till the clock struck midnight.

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The best part of it all for us besides the fun and excitement of interacting with the crowd, was the random luck of meeting some actual German ladies in their suitcase packed beautiful and authentic Oktoberfest costumes.  They were so cute and proud to discuss how their costumes were different and we all agreed better than some of the more provocative Oktoberfest Wear that was being worn by more local folks.  Very stylin…

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So we partook in an International Event like Oktoberfest to just get a little of the worldly feel.  Instead we were having an engageing conversation with 4 people traveling for 3 weeks in the United States, and just stopping into Oktoberfest because otherwise they would miss the event entirely within their home country.  Now we have Authentic German friends from Dusseldorf, who have invited us visit them for the real Oktoberfest in Munich! 

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The connections can be Lifelong…forever friends in Facebook or the beginning steps towards a World Tour to the land Germany and of these beautiful people.

 

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