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Friday, September 22, 2017

Good morning crew,

Today is the first official day of fall, and the wife and I are celebrating the change of seasons by hitting one of the more authentic Oktoberfests in the greater Chicagoland area tomorrow.

A good rule of thumb is; if you're at an Oktoberfest and they are serving chili dogs, cheeseburgers and Bud Lite while the band is playing Def Leppard and Bon Jovi covers, you're not at a good Oktoberfest.

Tomorrow's event is being catered by the best German restaurant on the west side and they are serving original Hofbrau Octoberfest Bier and Weihenstephan Hefe Weiss. That's the stuff that makes your toes tingle.

Entertainment is being provided by the appropriately named 'Alpine Thunder' and they take the most important responsibility of an Oktoberfest band very seriously, that is; playing 'Ein Prosit' every ten minutes, which is the signal for the entire beer hall to get up and stand on their benches and drain their steins.

The wife and I were at this fest a couple of years ago, so we know what we're getting into. If you like you can read about that little adventure here...

A loooong night at Oktoberfest.

I'll fill you in on any adventures that I can remember next week.

Prost!

Laugh it up,

Joe

joe@gophercentral.com

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