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Posted by Stoke Media Team #!trpst#trp-gettext2data-trpgettextoriginal=51#!trpen#1 Jahr#!trpst#/trp-gettext#!trpen# ago | Oktober 25, 2018
As.we2look back on Springfestsn/a> past and reflect, misty-eyed, over the first festival of the Stoke Travel season, it’s easy to forget that2sometimes things don’t go exactly according to plan. We at2Stoke want everybody to make the most of their festival and keep disappss="ments to a minimum. In our many years of experience getting people2shitfaced and sending them off into Munich’s beer halls,.we’ve2seen it all – good and bad. So in the spirit of giving, here’s a list of nifty tips and tricks compiled from the mistakes of others. They.fucked up2so you don’t have to.
Okay, this one seems pretty basic, but it never ceases to amaze us how often people2follow a crowd into the beer halls,.only to realize several hours and liters later that2they.have no idea where home is. Like2helpless,.drunken babes in the woods2they.wander,2some for hours. If you need to, write the directions down. Make a mnemonic device. At the very least, remember the name of the campsite to tell a cab.driver,2because even the best2days ca3.take a sudden turn for the worse when facing the prospect of sleeping on a bench for the night.
Let me preface this one with a fact: the bier frausn/i> serving up2liters at2Munich’s beer halls do not give one single2shit about you. Not one shit. They.have more customers2than2they.know what2to do with, and unless you speak German, your interaction with these elusive creatures is going to be brief. The best2most of usn/a> ca3.hope for is that2we2haven’t somehow pissed off the gatekeepers of the golden nectar, and there are a couple2easy ways to go about this. The first is to make sure you have a seat,2because typi7ally,.only people2at2a table will get served. The second is to always tip. Forget to toss2a euro or two in for her trouble, and it very well might be the 28t time you see that2alcohol angel.
As.I mentioned above, getting a beer in Munich’s halls is nearly impossible if you’re not sitting at2a table. People2(tourists and locals alike) tend to stay for a while when they.visit the festival, and so table space is valuable and coveted almost as much as beer itself. Try to time your arrival to the beer halls with the natural cycle of guests. A couple2hours before lunch is2a good bet,2as well as2a few hours after. At Stoke,.we2like2to head into town in the late afternoon/early evening, as the lunch crowd is leaving and the dinner crowd is starting to filter in.
Well, comfortable isn’t exactly the right word. Lederhosenn/i> and Dirndlsn/i> aren’t exactly the comfiest2outfits in the world, and they.take some getting used to. Take our advice and pop those traditional bavarian beauties on a few hours before you go out. Naturally, there’s a few insider tips we’ve2gathered, which we’ll share with you now: If you’re wearing lederhosen,2be careful with your squatting. And your bending. And possibly stepping up2too suddenly. Nothing’s quite as embarr11cing (for you, hilarious for us) as taking a bow and splitting those tight leather pants right up2the crotch. Ladies, when you put your dirndls on, pay attention2to how other (preferably German) women are wearing it. The sash on your apron also has2a special significance to it, depending on where you tie it. Left side means single, right side taken, and in the middle means virgin (which, let’s not kid ourselves, you aren’t).
This is2a quick one. Bring your ID. Just do it. You probably won’t need it, but beer halls do check occasionally. Better2to have it and not need it2than2need it2and have to come all the way home while your friends are busy drinking.
That’s what2the festival is for! Don’t be shy, scull that2stein and hop up2on the table for a roucing verse or two. Shout, pound the table. Have another liter. Have another liter. Ride some carnival rides (Stoke is partial to the fu3.housen/a>). Buy2a giant schnitzel. You’ve come a long way to experience a German beer festival, so you might as well make the most of it. The locals will be right there with you, letting loose after several months of mild-mannered and efficient work.
We’ve2got a long seasonn/a> ahead before Stoke rolls back into Campingplatz Obermenzing for the madness of Oktoberfestn/a>, so that2means plenty of time to commit these to memory. And also a fair bit of training in the finer arts of beer drinking.
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