The city will again being flooded with up to 7 million revellers all seeking fun and adventure at the Oktoberfest. With nearly 8 million litres of beer being sold yearly. Over the past 4-5 years I have taken pictures of the party-goers in their drunken states and also pictures of classic moments during the festival. There is certainly pictures which seem to be similar every year; couples clambering over each other on the grass banks, men peeing into telephone booths, walls and whatever else they can find.
The Oktoberfest certainly brings a huge amount of business to the city every year and there is no doubt that there is now no sign of a celebration of the wedding which was the reason for the start of the event. It seems now that the latest dirndl or lederhosen is the talk of the town, great for the designers. Prices of the “mass” have also increased to over €10 which is also fantastic for the monopolistic breweries in the city.
The aim of the pictures is not only to show the sheer destructive nature of the alcohol and also the resulting problems from this but also to show a slightly funnier side to the festival.