Last year, my friend Nadine and I hosted Oktoberfest at the local bar on Thursday afternoon Happy Hour at Burning Man.
It was a total riot!
We played German music and served ice cold (well, compared to PLAYA temperatures) German beer to thirsty guests.
We had such a good time, we decided to do it AGAIN!
Nadine took care of the beer and bought several pony kegs of light and dark German beer for us to serve.
I took care of the music.
I was careful to download SEVERAL Oktoberfest playlists from Spotify, since last year’s fiasco of a super short playlist of German oompa music played on repeat until my head was pounding from horns and drums.
This year I used “Oktoberfest Hits 2019” by Megaparty, and BOY! was it a hit!!!
It included very basic Oktoberfest music along with a bunch of German pop music (like Johnny Däpp).
Honestly, you should listen to Johnny Däpp.
The whole song sounds like an homage to Johnny Depp.
Which, if you think about it, is a very good thing.
Of course we went through beer like water and before we knew it, we were back to serving COCKTAILS to guests who stayed to enjoy the music.
In particular, there was a couple who dressed up in traditional German costumes and who danced the whole afternoon away listening to the music.
I was pleased to bring a little German beer and music to them, they seemed to genuinely miss their home country.
And in the end, I got a lovely postcard from one half of the couple, thanking Nadine and I for “serving real German beer” and playing an amazing playlist of songs for them to enjoy.
My magic moment on the playa?
Watching them dance their asses off to “Sweet Caroline” by Weisenrocker.
Check it out on Spotify!