That was Sunday, the rest of the week was equally fun-filled :D Also school-filled, but you know how that goes D:
On Tuesday I went to Oktoberfest, this time for realz. We went after class, donned our Tracht (lederhosen and dirndln) and took the place by STORM. We went on the swing ride! Which was perfect. But then we split up in an attempt to find a table. My group wound up at the bier garden of Löwenbräu: supposedly the worst brewery in Munich. But you know what, the worst they have here is better than anything back home!
RIDES N BEER
Dirndl und Lederhosen!
Been on this bad boy twice :B
Augustine beer tent! Always this packed. Always.
Another beer tent :B
We had a great time, and the quote of the night was:
Kevin: It’s not just a Ma∂!
Kat:..It’s a lifestyle!
Kevin, Mallory and Kathleen
I love this one so it goes twice. :B
And the madness begins.
I think we made about 100 toasts that night:
To bad toasts! To Simon! To Germany! To shitty nicknames! Etc…
Simon drinking like a champ.
We made friends with some Americans from Florida at the table behind us. They hung out with the whole night, bought us a round of beer, I got a new hat out of the deal..(It wasn’t stealing, he knew I had it!) They were all hilarious and it was fun to just meet new people for a night.
Jack und ich, Jack is not one of the floridians.
+ Hannah, also from ze program.
“Ein Prosit, ein Prosit der Gemutlichkeit!”
That is now my hat :D
Not my turtle :<
There’s no excuse for this, really.
We were there until they closed the place down, then reluctantly left to return to our homework. (Whoops.) I was given a couple invites to return home with one of my new friends, and also some randos on the subway…But Mama Kat goes home with no one! Not from Oktoberfest. That’s just not classy D: I doubt my real Mama would approve…On Wednesday was our Regensburg trip, so after 3 Maß, it was bedtime. I stumbled into bed (literally) and awoke far too early and drank my weight in water. Then was off to Regensburg!
Thursday we went back to Oktoberfest, this time to meet up with Johanna and her friends (which have slowly become my friends, maybe? Not quite sure, ha!) We met them at Löwenbräu again (our new local haunt, hahaha) and they had two tables with enough room for us to squeeze into. :D There were some people from our program already there, as well as one of the Americans I met off the subway one day. Coincidental! Leo was there was well, and his hair was braided—-people come in through the tents and gardens selling food, shirts, stupid trinkets, fotos, and apparently hair braiding as well. It was quite funny looking. :P I sat at the other table, however, and chatted with Germans and an Austrian. Although my German is basic and best, its so much fun to be able to stumble through a full conversation, even if its an uphill battle. I feel so good after ward J
The guys were going to go on rides, and invited me along! So four of them, Simon, Martin, Andy, Leo and myself went and rode the giant rollercoaster with like five loops :D It was awesome! We then went on another one called Cyber Space, and it was terrifying. I spent most of the time chatting with Leo, and he was quite cool and funny and awkward. My type, unfortunately. :P We went back to the tent, and spent the rest of the evening wandering around, dancing together, drinking, laughing, hand-holding and hugging. Afterward, once we were back at StuSta, I suggested he help me with my homework (because once again Kat had hwk to do..) and he did! ‘Twas quite nice and fun.
Outside in the biergarten
Leo und ich :)
Kevin, Devin und ich—-shenanigans.
How we spent a fair amount of time :D
Monday: I went to Oktoberfest again, SURPRISE! We have a mentor program here, with German students from the LMU, and one of them was able to get us a table in the Augustine Bier Selt because her mother works there. WOO! So I couldn’t pass up going, even if it was only a Monday…When we first got there it was a little awkward, because all first meetings with Germans are awkward. :P But once the Maß started coming, all was well! By the end of it we were dancing on the tables, Prosting EVERYTHING, and generally making a big ol’ ruckus. It was awesome. The Germans warmed up and were really cool and funny. I accidently ordered a second Maß, not sure how that happened, but y’know…I didn’t wear my dirndl this time :< but it was still fun! It was so loud though..I arrived there at around 5 and didn’t leave til 9 or so…Woops! And of course had class the next day ;) I LOVE OKTOBERFEST! We ended the night with a ride called Magic. It was seriously lifechanging.
THE SAME MAß!
Dancing on tables, how we do.
This looks pained. It was really quite delicious. I think I was laughing.
Yesterday, Tuesday: I think this may be my last time at Oktoberfest. Last night we went after class, all of us with dirndl’s wearin’ ‘em. :D We had to wander around for quite a while, couldn’t find a table, then found one at the Pshorr hall and met up with folks, but it was crowded, and they were only holding the seats for a while. We bought some drinks, but only stayed long enough to finish them. Then we went to Löwenbräu because we heard our friends were there, too. But…then it started raining :< So, instead of trying to get into the tents, as they were starting to close once they get too full, we went on rides! We went on the rollercoaster again, and the one called Magic again :DD and finally the swings. The swings were terrifying this time around, because everything was black and kind of foggy, the wind was blasting, the rain was pouring, and I couldn’t feel my body afterward, baaahha. But it was awesome, and I met a cool Australian girl.
Inside the Pschorr tent!
Just another day in the life of Kat Heinrichs.
MAGIC!!!! This ride changed my life.
They magical view.
The next ride!
And then, we went home. It was chaotic but oodles of fun. ….Then my night turned out terribly, but it wasn’t Wies’n related, so I’ll save that for another post.
I LOVE OKTOBERFEST! Its basically Disneyland for adults. :D AKA PERFECTION.