Oktoberfest is coming and what better way to prepare for it than to know things that you should never ever do while enjoying the festivities. Knowing the following will help you immensely to make the most out of the event! It will also make you an altogether cool person to be with during the festivity!
1. Don’t be the overly drunk person in the group!
Oktoberfest is all about beers. Beer would simply be everywhere. Oktoberfest, simply put, is paradise on earth for beer lovers. It will be the easiest for anyone to get drunk but you should go out in ensuring that you don’t overdo it. It’s no fun to be with an overly drunk person in Oktoberfest. Such a person will always be confused, clueless, and such a hassle to be around. Choosing to be the overly drunk person is choosing to be the worst kind of person to be with during Oktoberfest. You will be a hot mess and no one would want to be around you! So please, by all means, don’t go overboard and be the overdrunk Oktoberfest guest that no one loves to be around!
2. The competitive I can-chug-it-all person!
You know it’s Oktoberfest when beer is served in liter. Yep, in liter. If you can chug a liter of beer in one go, then good for you! You can do it publicly and people will cheer you on and call you “Beer Jesus” afterward! But if you can’t, please don’t even try to do it. It is quite a sticky situation because if you know that you actually can’t and you try to do it publicly, it can get messy real quick. A liter of beer is a feat and if you can’t handle it in one chug, it’s best to not make a show out of it. You could end up puking all over the place. You may even puke on unlucky strangers! No one, not you, not any stranger, wants that. So by all means, please don’t chug a liter of beer in one go if you already know that you can’t. It’s for the best.
3. The Tipsy Person with 0% Coordination
Please avoid being this person at all costs. This is a whole new level of a hot mess that you just don’t want to be. It’s also someone no one wants to be with. This person is a hassle not just to his or her friends, but to everyone enjoying Oktoberfest. You can drink beer all you want, but please avoid being the tipsy person with 0% coordination who steps on people’s feet, accidentally flashes strangers, and falls all over the place while dancing non-stop. It’s not a good look.
4. The Person Who Makes Out With Every Single Stranger
Being in Oktoberfest is not an excuse to totally let go of all the standard decency and respect in your body. Sure, you’re drunk. Some people may get extra kinky when inspired by alcohol, so it’s perfectly normal to be flirty and playful. But please, please, please do everyone a big favor by keeping yourself (and dignity) intact. Please don’t make out with just about every German guy. Randomly grabbing someone by the face and just making out with them is NEVER okay. So if you know that there’s a part of you that may become somewhat like that, warn your friends or the people you’re going with beforehand. Brief them and tell them to please bring you back to the hotel once you start making out with everyone.
5. The Table Hogger
There will be thousands of people with you during Oktoberfest. All will be eager like you and all will want to hop from one tent to the next. It will be extremely chaotic when all tents are open and everyone will want to have a table. In such a situation, the best thing that you could do is to not hog a table. Don’t hold on to a table and keep other people from enjoying it. If you can, you should even share your table with strangers! It’d be more fun and you’d even meet new friends! To know more about how Oktoberfest tent activities go, do check out Thirsty Swagman!
6. The One Who Can’t Keep Up
You are in Oktoberfest for a reason. Do know that beer will be all over and it will be central to all activities. If you’re not up to enjoy beers at a really fast and massive pace, it’s better that you tell your friends. If you won’t tell them, it’d be hard for them to enjoy activities with you because beer is served in rounds. For every table that has 10 sits, 10 liters of beer is served. If you can’t keep up with that, you better be aware that it could be a problem! This could be okay if you’re friends with non-heavy beer drinkers or if you could convince your friends to slow down. But who wants to slow down during Oktoberfest? Yep, my point exactly. So yes, you better know that you should psyche yourself to be bold and keep up.
7. The Person Not Wearing a Festival Dress
Wear traditional clothes! You’re in Oktoberfest for crying out loud. It’s not required but you really do have to wear a festival dress because why won’t you?! It’s the best way to experience the festivity! I get that it’s not cheap but if you’re not okay with standing out for being the sore festival-goer, you should definitely wear one.
That’s about it! Just take note of the following and you can be sure that you’d have the best time ever in Oktoberfest! Enjoy!