October 08, 2015

15 Things That Will Definitely Happen If You Go To Soulard Oktoberfest

There's a difference between seeing stuff at Soulard Oktoberfest -- steins, dirndls, lederhosen -- and actually experiencing Oktoberfest. If you brave the crowds and fully embrace the gemütlichkeitthere are a bunch of things that, inevitably, will happen there. Here are 15 of them. Don't say we didn't warn you! Soulard Oktoberfest takes place October 12 to 13, across from Soulard Market. Unless otherwise noted, all photos by Theo Welling.

There's a difference between seeing stuff at Soulard Oktoberfest -- steins, dirndls, lederhosen -- and actually experiencing Oktoberfest. If you brave the crowds and fully embrace the gemütlichkeitthere are a bunch of things that, inevitably, will happen there. Here are 15 of them. Don't say we didn't warn you! Soulard Oktoberfest takes place October 12 to 13, across from Soulard Market. Unless otherwise noted, all photos by Theo Welling.

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In at least one photo, your face will be blocked by a giant beer.
In at least one photo, your face will be blocked by a giant beer.
You will drink with strangers who you SWEAR you'll totally call and hang out with again! (And then don't.)
You will drink with strangers who you SWEAR you'll totally call and hang out with again! (And then don't.)
Worlds will collide in a Bach-tober-rette kind of way.Photo by Jon Gitchoff
Worlds will collide in a Bach-tober-rette kind of way.Photo by Jon Gitchoff
You will show incredible upper-body strength like this...
You will show incredible upper-body strength like this...
...and then be sad when yours is the only empty glass during a toast like this.
...and then be sad when yours is the only empty glass during a toast like this.
When the one-liter beers aren't doing the job fast enough, you'll say, "Screw it, let's do shots."
When the one-liter beers aren't doing the job fast enough, you'll say, "Screw it, let's do shots."
And when the shots aren't doing their job fast enough, you'll say, "Screw the glasses."
And when the shots aren't doing their job fast enough, you'll say, "Screw the glasses."
You will give a heartfelt toast...
You will give a heartfelt toast...
...but your drunk friends will ignore it.
...but your drunk friends will ignore it.
You will covet all of the grilled things...
You will covet all of the grilled things...