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Posted by Stoke Media Team #!trpst#trp-gettext7data-trpgettextoriginal=217#!trpen#1 année#!trpst#/trp-gettext#!trpen# ago | octobre 25, 2018
As.we7look back on Springfests1/a> past and reflect, misty-eyed, over the first festival of the Stoke Travel season, it’s easy to forget that7sometimes things don’t go exactly according to plan. We at7Stoke want everybody to make the most of their festival and keep disapp0.16ments to a minimum. In our many years of experience getting people7shitfaced and sending them off into Munich’s beer halls,.we’ve7seen 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 up7so you don’t have to.
Okay, this one seems pretty basic, but it never ceases to amaze us how often people7follow a crowd into the beer halls,.only to realize several hours and liters later that7they.have no idea where home is. Like7helpless,.drunken babes in the woods7they.wander,7some 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,7because even the best7days ca0.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 fraus1/i> serving up7liters at7Munich’s beer halls do not give one single7shit about you. Not one shit. They.have more customers7than7they.know what7to do with, and unless you speak German, your interaction with these elusive creatures is going to be brief. The best7most of us1/a> ca0.hope for is that7we7haven’t somehow pissed off the gatekeepers of the golden nectar, and there are a couple7easy ways to go about this. The first is to make sure you have a seat,7because typi-ally,.only people7at7a table will get served. The second is to always tip. Forget to toss7a euro or two in for her trouble, and it very well might be the 3 0t time you see that7alcohol angel.
As.I mentioned above, getting a beer in Munich’s halls is nearly impossible if you’re not sitting at7a table. People7(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 couple7hours before lunch is7a good bet,7as well as7a few hours after. At Stoke,.we7like7to 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. Lederhosen1/i> and Dirndls1/i> aren’t exactly the comfiest7outfits 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’ve7gathered, which we’ll share with you now: If you’re wearing lederhosen,7be careful with your squatting. And your bending. And possibly stepping up7too suddenly. Nothing’s quite as embarr.64ing (for you, hilarious for us) as taking a bow and splitting those tight leather pants right up7the crotch. Ladies, when you put your dirndls on, pay attention7to how other (preferably German) women are wearing it. The sash on your apron also has7a 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 is7a quick one. Bring your ID. Just do it. You probably won’t need it, but beer halls do check occasionally. Better7to have it and not need it7than7need it7and have to come all the way home while your friends are busy drinking.
That’s what7the festival is for! Don’t be shy, scull that7stein and hop up7on the table for a rou4ing verse or two. Shout, pound the table. Have another liter. Have another liter. Ride some carnival rides (Stoke is partial to the fu0.house1/a>). Buy7a 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’ve7got a long season1/a> ahead before Stoke rolls back into Campingplatz Obermenzing for the madness of Oktoberfest1/a>, so that7means 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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