Oktoberfest 2016

On the 8th of October 2016, my parents and I went downtown to Clarke Quay to celebrate the Oktoberfest. Oktoberfest is a festival held in October. This annual festival started in Germany.

We left our house with high spirits of excitement. We arrived at the venue of the occasion at 7pm. While waitng for my mom’s friend to reach there, we had a German dinner with sausages, pork knuckle and sauerkraut. It was a bit costly, but it was worth it because there were live performers on stage to entertain us.


When my mom’s friend arrived, I decided to play some traditional games to keep myself occupied. I took my game coupons as I played the superb activities. I did not win anything though, unfortunately.

When I got back to our table, the hosts of the festival introduced us a band of Oktoberfest singers (they were British though) who would make us occupied. They sure did!


The band started off with a few entertaining songs before the real fun began. We started with a game which was like ‘repeat after me’ type of thing, it was just that we were speaking, not doing the action. It was fun speaking in the German language.

Next task was even better. It included teamwork and unity. We were supposed to ‘link arms’ with the people beside us and do what the singers ask us to do, with the arms held all the time. Here is the order of movement:

1: Sway left
2: Sway right
3: Stand up
4: Sit down
5: Lean forward
6: Lean backward

We then have to repeat the same order again and again as the rhythm got faster and faster. Before we knew it, we were extremely tired! With that, they ended their great performance.

The last activity we did before we got home at 10pm was dancing. I shuffled along the dance floor and did some cool hip-hop moves as I caught the attention of the crowd. I did not get tired to easily and I had a whale of a time dancing in a cool style.

Before we left, we went to a photo booth to take some photo shots before heading home. I had tons of fun and I obviously wished I had more. I slept like a log immediately when I arrived home.


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