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September 13th, 2011 · 1 Comment · Culture, Germany

Oktoberfest is nearly upon us here in Munich, and thanks to the fine work of this ex-pat blogger, I now have video examples of the dances I need to learn for Oktoberfest.

First, there’s the fascinating “Cowboy and Indianer,” which is about playing Cowboys and Indians, which has absolutely nothing to do with Germany or Oktoberfest.

Then there’s “Fliegerlied”, which lyrically, seems like it might have been stolen from a German version of “Barney the Dinosaur.”

Yes, these barely qualify for what anyone would call a dance, but keep in mind they are performed while usually standing on a narrow bench and fairly shit-faced. So any coordinated, memorized sequence of movements counts.

With the clothes and the moves, I should blend in well. As long as I keep my mouth shut, that is.

One Comment so far ↓

  • trompeter

    But keep in mind that those songs are crap. They’re barely okay to “dance” on the Oktoberfest, but nobody serious would try to perform them in public or anywhere else.