We didn't make it to our local Oktoberfest last year. Partly because we knew it would be a letdown from our previous experience in Munich. This year we got all dressed up and gave it a try. There was an American vs. German soccer game first so we went to that and cheered on Eric's coworker. Americans lost, of course. Then we changed into our Oktoberfest clothes and joined the party. They do a good job of decorating and bringing in an authentic band and I guess the beer and food was good. New Mexico is not Germany though. We were baking in our dirndls and lederhosen. The lines were all very long, but Eric and the girls got to dance a little and we had some food and Eric drank his beer and mine. Everyone under 21 was kicked out at 8pm (when the temps were getting reasonable) so we all headed home at that time.