This weekend Bluewater Bay's rendition of Oktoberfest went down at Bitburger German Pub and in the adjoining supermarket parking lot.
Oktoberfest is the only kind of yearly gathering held here. It's basically BB's attempt at some kind of coherent festival though it pales in comparison to the Mullet Festival which I will no doubt be dragged, pulled, or pushed into a month from now. But more about that later...
As to be expected there was plenty of hearty German fare. It's a completely family-centered shin dig with bouncy slides, a rock climbing wall, and the like. There was no public nudity or bierleichen, which translates to "beer corpses", however I did observe one outlet for debauchery--Das Boot.
The Boot consists of a glass modeled after its namesake containing two liters of beer that upon ordering will cost you 75 bucks. That's for the deposit. If you can chug the whole thing without stopping it's free. Otherwise, it's twenty. You get the other $55 back after returning the glass unscratched, unscathed, unbroken. I'm under the impression that if you chug the whole thing and THEN vomit, it's still free though. Let me just go on the record to say I've never been party to the drinking of this mythical beast, but two weekends ago I did meet someone who had. Buh HUH HUH!!
Before leaving I walked by all the little tents and ran into a few old friends. Went to Schooner's with The Traveling Monkey and had a few Red Stripes. Drank. Shot the proverbial breeze. Made a new friend. Came home. Watched Finding Neverland. Highly recommend it. Two thumbs up.Went golfing that morning with Dad.