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Old 05-04-2021, 11:22 AM   #1
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Dubai tapped to host Germany’s canceled Oktoberfest, upsetting some traditionalists

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Germany’s Oktoberfest, which has been canceled for the second year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, is to be staged in Dubai, upsetting traditionalists.
Authorities in Dubai are reported in German media to have approved the festival, which will be staged for six months, much longer than Munich’s typical two weeks, commencing in October in the Dubai Marina.
Beer will be imported from Germany, along with authentic serving staff. “Baywatch” star Pamela Anderson, actor Steven Seagal, and politician and “Terminator” actor Arnold Schwarzenegger are reported to have been invited.
https://www.marketwatch.com/story/du...hp_minor_pos19
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Old 05-04-2021, 11:32 AM   #2
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Old 05-04-2021, 11:36 AM   #3
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They can have it. I always considered the Oktoberfest to be a national embarassment.
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And all those abstinent muslims ... guess only guests are allowed to drink beer then..
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They can have it. I always considered the Oktoberfest to be a national embarassment.
Interesting The Swedes and The Danes is/was looking forward to this...here this famous Oktoberfest is popular among travel agents.

You are one out of millions German-is their view on fest the same as yours ?

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Well, you're always welcome to visit Wisconsin. Plenty of Oktober festivals to go around in that state.


In beginning of month we have Apple Festival in Bayfield, WI too. Very laid back fun.
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As for Dubai, hotel transportation is included.


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You are one out of millions German-is their view on fest the same as yours ?

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None of my many German cousins would agree with that statement but then none of them is Skybird.
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And all those abstinent muslims ... guess only guests are allowed to drink beer then..

All the abstinent muslims migrated to Germany and France. hehe
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Interesting The Swedes and The Danes is/was looking forward to this...here this famous Oktoberfest is popular among travel agents.

You are one out of millions German-is their view on fest the same as yours ?

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Well, I also do not like Currywurst or Sauerkraut, cars or most of Beethoven.

Every Golden Retriever is a dog, but not every dog a Retriever.

Some people are extroverted, some are not. Some of those being extroverted like big upfilling events with noise and crowds and lots of puke around the corner. Others do not.

Its a cliche that all Germans like the Oktoberfest. Some do, others don't, and other just dont care.

Is that really a surprise?
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So.
Is BeerFest being moved also?

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Well, I also do not like Currywurst or Sauerkraut, cars or most of Beethoven.

Every Golden Retriever is a dog, but not every dog a Retriever.

Some people are extroverted, some are not. Some of those being extroverted like big upfilling events with noise and crowds and lots of puke around the corner. Others do not.

Its a cliche that all Germans like the Oktoberfest. Some do, others don't, and other just dont care.

Is that really a surprise?
My response was not to criticize you. You are the first German I know who dislike this Oktoberfest and it was interesting.

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You are the first German I know who dislike this Oktoberfest
Are you serious??
I don't live as near to there as you do and I've know this for a LONG time!
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My response was not to criticize you. You are the first German I know who dislike this Oktoberfest and it was interesting.

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Believe it or not, but personally I know and knew nobody who cared for the OF. And I am confident to say that is the majority view. Most neither like or dislike it, but just dont care, are not interested.
Except maybe in Bavaria.
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