Wednesday, October 14, 2015

If its October it is Oktoberfest



For all those who missed out on this year’s Pune Oktoberfest, here are a few snaps clicked on the three day event. The snaps are of two days as I was there only on Saturday and Sunday. 


As usual the beer counter was always full with no elbow room.


The difference I found (when compared to last year) was that the band was a wee bit better and they came up with a variety of songs played perfectly by the group. It was sad that I could not get a perfect ‘group photo’ of the band. The nearest I could get was this: 


Now who is missing in this? Oh yes the drummer boy, so here you have one of him 


And another one of the crooner: 


The guy on the key board was multi-tasking (without missing a note) You can actually see it in the video on YouTube



This year I had more video footage than still pictures. Will keep adding more videos as and when they are edited and processed.The second video is on Mamma Mia by Abba

Meanwhile our beer counter is still full 


For a change I found many Germans who had turned up and they were really enjoying the evening 


The food was good and I found that the service at the counter was very pretty fast and efficient: 




On the down side, space was a problem. I mean in a crowd like this how do you expect people to dance. 



But still I found many making room for themselves and enjoying the day



It was difficult manoeuvring through the crowd to get some good shots, but I managed to get a few 


These two (above) were really having some fun. Later on while adding the watermark on the pic I realised that the figure on his Tee shirt had some significance as it was the year when I landed in Pune. 

The scramble is still going on at the Beer counter. I think the design of the counter opening was too small, or was it that they were not expecting such a big crowd?  


This guy just saw me clicking as he was singing along, and I caught him with his full energy. 


Later there was a repeat, this time along with his friends. Each one with a different pose, but it clearly sends across the message – they were enjoying. 


I think I ended up clicking many pictures with their mouth open, a good indication of participation.  




28 comments:

Anonymous said...

Love those open mouth shots :-) - Charles

tina said...

Is this in India?? Waaay cool! Who would've thought there would be an Octoberfest in India? It looks like fun.

Linda said...

Looks like a great time! Wonderful photos! :)

Dee said...

It sure looks like everyone had a really good time. I've never celebrated Oktoberfest before, but I can see that I've been missing out all these years. I could l feel the excitement and energy from those great pictures and videos... :)

sunaina sharma said...

The pictures have captured the essence of the party I think......and boy, what a party!

Tanith Rice said...

Looks like you had a blast--great recap!

Augustine Xavier said...

Yes Joe i must agree Oktoberfest is an amazing event and should atleast attend one of those. I did twice and the music and food and the fun filled atmosphere is still fresh and with your blog which written and photo-videographed so much in the mood and spirit (beer counter) makes it come alive reading it. Thanks Joe.

Debbie said...

Looks like everyone was having fun. October is a big month for festivals in this area, the different towns pick different months!

Debbie said...

* weeks* not months!

DeniseinVA said...

Oktoberfest looks like a fun event. Great people shots!

A Lady's Life said...

You guys know how to have a good time :)

OldLady Of The Hills said...

Thanks so much for coming by....And this event looks like EVERYONE was Soooo happy to be there and having such a Great Time!!!! Fun pictures!

OldLady Of The Hills said...

Oh, and I forgot to say three things.
1) You have a BEAUTIFUL Family in your Profile Picture...and
2) You are my first commenter from India! HOORAY!!! It is so wonderful that blogging reaches around the world in such a marvelous way.....And...
3)I so appreciate your comment, too! We are the lucky ones!!!

Geets said...

I miss Pune so very much..!!!

Cheers

George said...

This event looks as lively and as crowded as the Ocktoberfest in Germany. I enjoyed your photos and videos.

A Cuban In London said...

Blimey, that looks wild! :-)

Greetings from London.

Kathy Combs said...

It looks like everyone in the photos are having such a wonderful time! What an incredibly festive atmosphere you have captured and brought to life with your pictures and your words.

Hilary said...

Oktoberfest is a blast. Your celebrations looks like so much fun.. and yummy!

Priyanka Baranwal said...

Looking at nachos tempted me. A great re-living of a fun night.

Misha Gericke said...

Looks like a huge amount of fun. :-D

D.Nambiar said...

That looks like a lot of fun. You seem to have captured all the festivity.
I'm sure the Germans felt at home at the Oktoberfest. :)

Jenn said...

Looks like a very fun event! Glad you had a great time. :)

Jenn
The Pink Lemonade Girl
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My Unfinished Life said...

Some great shots!! Its interesting to click people when they are having a good time :)

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patio garden furniture said...

Wow! Everyone was having fun. Looks like a great time. Wonderful photos. Thanks for sharing!

Insignia said...

The pics are candid and nicely shot. Oktoberfest celebration trend is picking up everywhere these days

Sarah Laurence said...

Looks like a fun event! My neighborhood in NYC was originally German American. Every year there was a block party with German food and music.

magiceye said...

Fest indeed!! Well captured!

Preeti said...

My God.. OktoberFest in India? Who would even think of it !!! :) Thats surprisingly cool..