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  1. #1
    Somebody Guest

    Default Oktoberfest

    Why is it September?

    My dad had a birthday party at a German American club last night but they
    were having "Oktoberfest". And there were like a billion people there,
    drunk dancing to polka music.



    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HQFenYH_66U



  2. #2
    spamtrap1888 Guest

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    On Sep 23, 7:08*am, "Somebody" <v...@glorious.com> wrote:
    > Why is it September?
    >
    > My dad had a birthday party at a German American club last night but they
    > were having "Oktoberfest". *And there were like a billion people there,
    > drunk dancing to polka music.
    >
    > http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HQFenYH_66U


    The original Oktoberfest started in September, as it still does

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    Somebody Guest

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    "spamtrap1888" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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    On Sep 23, 7:08 am, "Somebody" <v...@glorious.com> wrote:
    > Why is it September?
    >
    > My dad had a birthday party at a German American club last night but they
    > were having "Oktoberfest". And there were like a billion people there,
    > drunk dancing to polka music.
    >
    > http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HQFenYH_66U


    The original Oktoberfest started in September, as it still does

    ---

    shouldn't it be Septemberfest then?



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    Dave Smith Guest

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    On 23/09/2012 10:08 AM, Somebody wrote:
    > Why is it September?
    >
    > My dad had a birthday party at a German American club last night but they
    > were having "Oktoberfest". And there were like a billion people there,
    > drunk dancing to polka music.
    >
    >



    The closest I have come to Octoberfest was to have supper in the
    restaurant of our hotel in Bavaria where the entertainment was slap
    dancing. There were two you guys doing the dancing and were accompanied
    by an older fellow on the accordion. The accordion player was a crsuty
    looking old guy who never cracked a smile, despite playing such upbeat
    music. There was a huge mug of beer in on a stand in front of him and
    at the end of each song he would guzzle about a litre of beer. Even
    with all that alcohol in him his expression hardly changed.


  5. #5
    Gary Guest

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    Dave Smith wrote:
    >
    > On 23/09/2012 10:08 AM, Somebody wrote:
    > > Why is it September?
    > >
    > > My dad had a birthday party at a German American club last night but they
    > > were having "Oktoberfest". And there were like a billion people there,
    > > drunk dancing to polka music.
    > >
    > >

    >
    > The closest I have come to Octoberfest was to have supper in the
    > restaurant of our hotel in Bavaria where the entertainment was slap
    > dancing. There were two you guys doing the dancing and were accompanied
    > by an older fellow on the accordion. The accordion player was a crsuty
    > looking old guy who never cracked a smile, despite playing such upbeat
    > music. There was a huge mug of beer in on a stand in front of him and
    > at the end of each song he would guzzle about a litre of beer. Even
    > with all that alcohol in him his expression hardly changed.


    That story reminds me of "European Vacation" with Chevy Chase. He joined a
    slap dancing thing and it got out of control where everyone dancing got mad
    at him and it turned into fight. heheheh

    G.

  6. #6
    Dave Smith Guest

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    On 23/09/2012 12:50 PM, Gary wrote:

    >>
    >> The closest I have come to Octoberfest was to have supper in the
    >> restaurant of our hotel in Bavaria where the entertainment was slap
    >> dancing. There were two you guys doing the dancing and were accompanied
    >> by an older fellow on the accordion. The accordion player was a crsuty
    >> looking old guy who never cracked a smile, despite playing such upbeat
    >> music. There was a huge mug of beer in on a stand in front of him and
    >> at the end of each song he would guzzle about a litre of beer. Even
    >> with all that alcohol in him his expression hardly changed.

    >
    > That story reminds me of "European Vacation" with Chevy Chase. He joined a
    > slap dancing thing and it got out of control where everyone dancing got mad
    > at him and it turned into fight. heheheh
    >


    LOL... I was thinking of that scene when we saw the dancing.

    btw... it was May when we were there, not Octoberbest, but it was a lot
    of fun. There were busloads of people who had come to see it. While
    there was lots of beer, they were also selling shots of some type of
    liquor and when a bunch of people at a table ordered the shots they
    came on a long paddle.


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    Somebody Guest

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    "Dave Smith" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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    > btw... it was May when we were there, not Octoberbest, but it was a lot of
    > fun. There were busloads of people who had come to see it. While there
    > was lots of beer, they were also selling shots of some type of liquor and
    > when a bunch of people at a table ordered the shots they came on a long
    > paddle.


    so you were there for Junefest.



  8. #8
    Dave Smith Guest

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    On 23/09/2012 1:19 PM, Somebody wrote:
    > "Dave Smith" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:hfH7s.48415$[email protected]..
    >> btw... it was May when we were there, not Octoberbest, but it was a lot of
    >> fun. There were busloads of people who had come to see it. While there
    >> was lots of beer, they were also selling shots of some type of liquor and
    >> when a bunch of people at a table ordered the shots they came on a long
    >> paddle.

    >
    > so you were there for Junefest.
    >
    >


    Ja ;-)


  9. #9
    Michael Kuettner Guest

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    "Dave Smith" wrote in message news:hfH7s.48415$[email protected]..

    >>
    >>> The closest I have come to Octoberfest was to have supper in the
    >>> restaurant of our hotel in Bavaria where the entertainment was slap
    >>> dancing.


    You mean "Schuhplatteln" ? They hit the soles of their shoes ?

    >> There were two you guys doing the dancing and were accompanied
    >> by an older fellow on the accordion. The accordion player was a crsuty
    >> looking old guy who never cracked a smile, despite playing such upbeat
    >> music. There was a huge mug of beer in on a stand in front of him and
    >> at the end of each song he would guzzle about a litre of beer. Even
    >> with all that alcohol in him his expression hardly changed.


    When one plays the accordion to Schuhplattln, one tends to get
    a gloomy outlook on life which can only be cured by lots of beer ;-)

    <snip>
    > btw... it was May when we were there, not Octoberbest, but it was a lot
    > of fun. There were busloads of people who had come to see it. While
    > there was lots of beer, they were also selling shots of some type of
    > liquor and when a bunch of people at a table ordered the shots they
    > came on a long paddle.


    That's called "Ein Meter". I don't know who came up with that; it's been
    around for 20 years, AFAIR.

    Cheers,

    Michael Kuettner


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    zxcvbob Guest

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    spamtrap1888 wrote:
    > On Sep 23, 7:08 am, "Somebody" <v...@glorious.com> wrote:
    >> Why is it September?
    >>
    >> My dad had a birthday party at a German American club last night but they
    >> were having "Oktoberfest". And there were like a billion people there,
    >> drunk dancing to polka music.
    >>
    >> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HQFenYH_66U

    >
    > The original Oktoberfest started in September, as it still does



    We went to a German restaurant up near Stillwater, MN Friday night and
    they were doing Oktoberfest. Must have been a lot smaller than the one
    you went to, cuz there were only 100,000 people there, tops. Lot's
    of good imported Spaten beer on tap (3 or 4 varieties), and folks were
    also ordering shots of Jaegermeiser, Goldschläger, and other schnapps.

    http://www.gasthausbavarianhunter.com/

    --
    Bob

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    gloria p Guest

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    On 9/23/2012 11:00 AM, Dave Smith wrote:

    >>>
    >>> The closest I have come to Octoberfest was to have supper in the
    >>> restaurant of our hotel in Bavaria where the entertainment was slap
    >>> dancing. There were two you guys doing the dancing and were accompanied
    >>> by an older fellow on the accordion.

    >
    > btw... it was May when we were there, not Octoberbest, but it was a lot
    > of fun. There were busloads of people who had come to see it. While
    > there was lots of beer, they were also selling shots of some type of
    > liquor and when a bunch of people at a table ordered the shots they
    > came on a long paddle.
    >



    We went to a restaurant for dinner during our Rhine river cruise where
    we had the music and singing. After a demo they invited diners to the
    floor where they drank the shots simultaneously off the long board. My
    husband participated and says he thinks it was schnapps. It was funny
    to watch, whatever it was.

    gloria p

  12. #12
    Dave Smith Guest

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    On 23/09/2012 4:43 PM, gloria p wrote:

    >> btw... it was May when we were there, not Octoberbest, but it was a lot
    >> of fun. There were busloads of people who had come to see it. While
    >> there was lots of beer, they were also selling shots of some type of
    >> liquor and when a bunch of people at a table ordered the shots they
    >> came on a long paddle.
    >>

    >
    >
    > We went to a restaurant for dinner during our Rhine river cruise where
    > we had the music and singing. After a demo they invited diners to the
    > floor where they drank the shots simultaneously off the long board. My
    > husband participated and says he thinks it was schnapps. It was funny
    > to watch, whatever it was.
    >


    It probably was Schnapps. I was there with two of my brothers, both of
    who love beer. I was not about to get into Schnapps at that point. There
    were two tables behind us with about 20 women at each, and I saw several
    loads of shots going to those tables.


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    ViLco Guest

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    Dave Smith wrote:

    > The closest I have come to Octoberfest was to have supper in the
    > restaurant of our hotel in Bavaria where the entertainment was slap
    > dancing. There were two you guys doing the dancing and were
    > accompanied by an older fellow on the accordion. The accordion player
    > was a crsuty looking old guy who never cracked a smile, despite
    > playing such upbeat music. There was a huge mug of beer in on a
    > stand in front of him and at the end of each song he would guzzle
    > about a litre of beer. Even with all that alcohol in him his
    > expression hardly changed.


    Not even an eyebrow a little lower than usual? LOL
    --
    Firma predefinita



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