Now we really have a short countdown!!! ONLY – ten days to go!!!
10 days, 22 hrs, 45 mins, and 17 secs.
I cant even wait!!!!!
I’ll be there for the opening!
Noch 9 Tage, 2 Stunden und 19 Minuten bis zum 172. Oktoberfest.
Noch 7 Tage, 3 Stunden und 35 Minuten bis zum 172. Oktoberfest..
Eine woche ist alles!
See you on the last Thursday of September.
Noch 5 Tage, 3 Stunden und 17 Minuten bis zum 172. Oktoberfest.
Only five days and a wakeup !
Sunskin & C.Ray,
I will be in the Schottenhamel at 11am on Wed.28th.
Give me a call when you are on your way to the tents!
I will email my mobile.
oh yeah, Oktoberfest Countdown: 3 Days, 22 hours und 11 minutes
Man, we be close now! Only 80 hours and change to go..
Chris: I will also e-mail you back my mobile nummer…
Noch 2 Tage, 21 Stunden und 31 Minuten bis zum 172. Oktoberfest
I spoke with the man himself (Herr-Ober Branco) about the dreibetzimmer. All ist klah meine Colonel…
I will e-mail you Skin.
Looks like I may in town at that time, what are the chances of finding a cheap place to stay? Last time in Munich I stayed at "the tent", is even that place full during octoberfest?
Chucko: I think you can get a place at "The Tent", but it is normally close to being full. I would suggest going during the week.
where are you guys staying and how far in advance did you book?
We are staying a block from the fest (at secret locations, nicknamed Kampfschützenlocher) and we booked the last day of the fest last year before we left. This is the Oktoberfest, no messin’ around… its not like we’re some silly teenagers on the way to see Coldplay.
Noch 1 Tag, 19 Stunden und 6 Minuten bis zum 172.
so what are the chances if I show up with a tent, of me finding a place to pitch it?
If only a 1 to 2 person tent / chances are good…
Luvbeers – what’s wrong with Coldplay!
Boys & Girls,
I know i have been quiet cause i promised I wouldn’t go to Oktoberfest if i haven’t secured a job in Germany…,
well had a second interview with Citibank in Dusseldorf today, with a final interview hopefully on Monday or Tuesday.
SO, organised with a friend just outside of Munich, so fingers crossed, should be catching a train down next Thursday night for a few days of some drinking and table dancing!
Keep you posted.
Awsome Grin! See ya there! Meet us in front of the following Zelten on:
Weds. 9/28 – Schotenhamel (1100 a.m.)
Thurs. 9/29 – Augustiner (1130 a.m.)
P R O S T !
I think we are getting close till the Oberburgmeister (Mayor) of Munchen declares Osapft ist! – It’s tapped at about 1030 hrs on Saturday…
Only 29 hours, 40 mins to go !
Luvbeers – what’s wrong with Coldplay!
Their music sucks! I haven’t a clue why they are popular. Reminds me of another crappy band… Candlebox.
Hiya all. TonyB is going again!!! (16th year this year I think). Would really love to meet you people, but as every year we are staying over the middle weekend (Thurs to Monday) so we will be there a week before you guys….We have a truly massive crowd this year – probably 20ish…
Anyway have a great time people and remember "This is NOT a drill….."
TonyB: We MUST party with you & Gunter & Ross and the crew… Are you going to be there the 27.9.05 thru 1.10.05 range of dates??
I will post my cell here as soon as I get it, perhaps 9/22 or 9/23… Make sure you call me. I am bringing the wife (1st time) and pics of my two year old (last month) son!!! Let’s make this a really good party!
Will Kenny be there? Your Brother? One of those crazy Irish blokes e-mailed me last month, and again this week. They will be there, terrorizing the pub on Schwanthaler, as well as the general Munchen public once again!
No sense counting-down any more! We only have 14 hrs and change to go!
looks like 90% that I’m coming, you guys want to meet up some night? I’ll probably fly in the 22nd.
Chucko… We will be getting there on the morning of 9/27, staying thru Sunday – 10/2…
Countdown: 5 hrs, 30 mins!
Alright, flight is booked…….flying into munich on the 22nd. Pray that I find a place to stay guys.
Chucko: You arriving on 9/22, or departing, then getting-in on 9/23 morning??
oh yah, sorry, leave Vancouver thursday afternoon and get there friday(the 23rd) afternoon.
Man, first cross ocean flight in 4 years, not looking forward to that, plus I’ve travelled Mexico and Central America the last 2 years so haven’t had jet lag in a while either.
Sunskin. Sorry man – our dates are 22nd to the 26th (We cant do any more than that – we are getting too old these days!). Yes Michael (my brother), Kenny, Paul, Gunter etc etc are all going – I don’t know about Ross – he may be able to fit into Paul’s crowd.
Have a great time all…
Well, if you guys can stay just one more day, please let me know. I will be arriving the morning of 27.9.05 – around 1030 hrs.. Perhaps Ross can take another nap, over-sleep, and miss his flight? I will post my mobile # anyway, and perhaps Gunter will let me buy him a Mas or two…
Looks like i have landed a job in Dusseldorf (although over 50% of my gross pay is taken out with solidarity tax, public health insurance, retirement benefits etc) – i nearly vommited when i told how much was taken out.
Just to make this country more interesting – i have been advised to bring my wedding plans forward from the end of 2006 – if i were already married i would get another 8,000 euro in the back pocket (annually). Absurd situation – no wonder the economy is in a mess over here and nobody wants to work!
Anyways, aside from my little banter. Sunskin, I will be in Munich hopefully either Monday or Tuesday next week. Just have to get an apartment in Cologne this weekend!
Who else will be in town?
Anyone know if I can just show up at campingplatz thalkirchen and pitch a tent without reservations? Anyone done it?
Grin: That 50% tax deal is for the birds! Sounds like friggin Canada! People on this website (General Discussion) from all parts of the world, are constantly complaining & taking shots at Americans. Hey, I would much rather pay 19% to 21% in taxes, and keep most of my hard-earned cash… You can have your subsidized medicine, and continue to line the pockets of corrupt political figures…
Alright! I will be arriving 9/27 a.m.
I hear you buddy – the only attractive part of the deal is that I get 30 days annual leave and if i’m married i get another $10,000 euro in the hip pocket per year.
Only a few days to go…
Grin: Not to jump-in to anything too fast, but getting married and having a child is a wonderful thing! If you could find somebody in the next 6 to 12 months, who is a girl with her act together, and a decent job – you two would have it made! You would make an extra $10,000 + her income, etc. Something to think about anyway…
I am getting my TravelCell mobile phone via UPS delivery tomorrow.. So, I will post the # on 9/23…
For those of you who were on the city’s famous big wheel at the time of this particular incident, props to you brother (and sisters):
That dirty slut! I did not even know my ex-wife was in Europe!
I’ll be getting on an A330 in about: 56 hours!
My cell phone # in Munchen, for you drunks that are too buzzed to read the street signs and Deutsch names on the front of the bier tents, etc…
(From within Germany) 0-172-629-9720
(From other EURO places) 00-49-172-629-9720
Just for the record… I would rather pay 38% tax (for me in austria) and pay for health care, education, and even lazy drunks and politicians… than 19-21% in america that pays for bombs and polution and federal agencies like FCC.
Tell the ex-wife to come to my place and make them movies (and good bucks) here!
I’m surprised 3 Italians at O-fest would notify the authorities at all… you would think they would try to join in!
Hope you had/are having as good a time as I had! I went on the opening weekend and ran amok… was a great party! I only had a couple days at the actual festival as I arrived a few days before it began, but it was still good. Managed to fit in the 100 Club (http://www.travoholic.com/euro/articles/100club.htm) as well which was a nasty surprise. Will for sure be back for more Oktoberfests in the future!
Boy & Girls,
Finished up at Oktoberfest on Friday nite, rather worse than expected…i somehow lost count of the steins and somehow consumed 4 steins by the time i ended up calling stumps – bit messy!!!
Although was not as bad as a guy on the nite train to Cologne, some punter started throwing up next to me on an overpacked train in the smoking section. Poor bugger was tossed in the toilet where he decided to stay for the next couple of hours.
How did you finish up Sunskin? I ended up the next day in the Ausgustiner beer hall in Salburg – great time was had by all!
tell next time
Grin: We went to Salzburg for the day on Saturday, then out for dinner at the Ratskeller on Sat. nite.. Had a good time! It was nice to meet-up for a short time with you and the lovely fiance… Chris: Make it home in one piece?
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