It's raining, it's pouring, the old man is drunk. And so am I.
So we arrived in München (Munich) to begin the Oktobertfest celebration, but we didn't make it down to the festivities until around 2:30pm. We walked around for awhile. Oktoberfest is basicallz a big carnival/fair with beer. It is the grandest people watching event of all time.
We walked around for an hour or so, then decided we wanted to hang out in one of the beer tents. Unfortunately, because it was opening weekend it was rather crowded, and they weren't letting anyone else in. We hung around the door for about 2 hours before we decided to do something else.
We wound up camping out at a wine garden (because Jessica still doesn't like beer, even though she's had plenty of time to train), and were drinking some beer with some guys from the U.S. military when this guy came by to pee in the corner. Apparently the lines at the bathrooms were too long and he couldn't wait. The security guard saw him though, so they stopped him right away.
We never learned his name but he sat and talked with us for awhile. He was a British guy, just finishing school, about to go into law school. After talking for awhile he asked if we wanted to get into the beer tent. Of course we did, so he said to just follow him to the West 1 entrance. He'd worked out some deal with the security guy there. We followed him there, but that was apparently not the right entrance. We wound up checking every entrance to the tent, but to no avail.
We decided we were better off just hanging out outside, but we needed to first hit the restrooms. While Jessica and Tania were in the restrooms, our new British friend got in the tent, and had them holding it open for us, but we were taking too long, waiting for them. So instead we made friends with some Poles hanging outside the door. They gave each of us a stein of beer, since they couldn't get in with all that beer anyway.
We wound up not getting in to any tent at all, but instead going back to the place we were haning out with our new military friends, and this time made some new friends that run a specialty chemical company. By the time we got out of there, we were all too drunk to figure out how to get back to the hotel. Except Tania, she was our savior for the evening.
Got to get to bed early tonight though, want to get to the tent early tomorrow so we can get a seat. A long day of drinking ahead of us....