It's Oktoberfest time again!
That means hundreds of drunk tourists in every subway train...
Americans, Australians, Japanese, Italians, etc. All drunk.
I'm sorry. It's fun, the Oktoberfest! It's a huge party! 6 to 7 MILLION people in 17 days. That's 312,000 people every day. 24,000 people in each beer tent.
If each person drinks two Mass (two liters) of beer at 7.35 Euros each, and eats something (between 4.25 and 8.50 Euros), which is the normal, average, then it's: 560,000 Euros per day per tent. That's 7,280,000 per day. That's 116,480,000 Euros for the entire Oktoberfest. Not to mention hotels, restaurants and public transportattion.
It's a family tradition in my husband's family goes to the Oktoberfest. We never go INTO a beer-tent. We sit in the beergarden. We get there on the first day at 09:00 o'clock, although they don't serve beer until 12:00 noon. We want to have at least 40 seats together, and that's the only way: get there early!
Well, this year, for the first time in 6 years, the weather was bad. We couldn't sit outside. So, Traudl, Andreas and I didn't go. Michael went with a friend.
He left the house at 07:34am. He got back at 02:28am. He said he had fun!
I'm going on Thursday with my work. About 100 people from Berlitz are going! Even the manager for Europe (an American who works out of New Jersey) is coming. Some new trainee teachers asked if it was okay to get drunk there, seeing as so many important people would be there, but we said, "100 Berlitz people? Everyone Has to buy two liters of beer? It's doubtful that anyone remembers your name afterwards!"
I won't write on Friday...but maybe Saturday or Sunday...