Tuesday, November 15, 2022

Pune Oktoberfest 2022

You can dance in any style as long as it blends with the beat and the music.
I am talking of the Oktoberfest held in Pune this year and the live band.
The one on the keyboard was versatile and at times I spied him with an accordian.
Many turned up in the German traditional outfit and were willing to pose for pictures.
There were photographers galore and the bigger the camera the more willing the people are ready to be clicked.
As for these beer spouts, I wonder if they are real pressure gauges.
First time I got to see a portable Beer dispenser. Away from the madding crowd quietly dispensing the Beer.
I liked the innovative T-shirt of a Beer stall by using the local language (Marathi) Loosely translated it means,"How about having a round of drinks today"
These transparent glasses are a good way of advertisement. Keep staring at the names till the beer is over.
Meanwhile there were frequent sorties to the beer bar for a refill.
Some even had long banners unfurled to catch the eyeballs
Saw this couple enjoying the music and they were light on their feet, so I dedicated a video totally on them (and sent them the video link) Don't miss the expression on that child's face at the bottom corner
In fact I captured many in action and made three small videos. Video 1 Video 2 Video 3 There is some more footage of the band and if time permits, I will upload them too. If you see most of the pictures above in fancy colours, it is because of the psychedelic lights that were used at the venue (and a nightmare for photographers) I mean just compare the two pictures below. It is the same singer Gisele in both the cases but see the difference the lighting makes.


Anonymous said...

Great Blog. Like that T-shirt in Marathi - Ravi

DUTA said...

Germans are good at celebrating! Drinking beer and dancing are the main activities during these celebrations, and you've captured them very nicely!
I've much enjoyed your video with the young singer, and the other with the dancing of the middle-aged couple.

Bijoux said...

My son spent a summer working in Munich and enjoyed all the outdoor beer gardens and Hofbrauhaus, but he was sorry to miss Octoberfest. The one in Pune looks like fun.

Debra She Who Seeks said...

There's nothing like a good Oktoberfest! Beer! Dancing! Ompahpah bands!

Ed said...

Were these pictures recent? Our Octoberfest celebrations here are normally held more than a month ago towards the first week of October.

Haddock said...

Yes Ed, it was held on 12th of November (a bit late for Oktoberfest) Maybe for availability of venue or other issues.

Liz A. said...

Looks like a great party.

Iris Flavia said...

Sounds like fun, but there is a big BUT!
It´s no German outfit, it´s Bavarian! ;-)
A huge difference.
Bavaria separates itself from Germany, tradition-wise (and we do, too).

magiceye said...

Cheers! 🍺

Irma said...

Looks like a great party.
I love dancing.
Greetings Irma

Veronica Lee said...

Looks like a fun party!

Love the happy faces 🍻

Ananka said...

That looks like a lot of fun :-D

Anonymous said...

Fantastic performance. A well organised celebration. A sophisticated event. The folks attending are in a class of their own. None of the local Goans to be seen. An expensive event. I am so happy that this trend is still continuing. - Johnny Marcedo.

Red Rose Alley said...

It looks like a fun day at Oktoberfest. My daughters have also joined in at different Oktoberfest celebrations. I heard the beer is really quite good. Fun times for sure. : )


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