Monday, November 8, 2010

Weekend Update

First - Gypsy Picnic
It kind of sucked.
The event was planned around hosting 1000 visitors, but I can estimate that there were well over 10000 attendees over the course of the day, and easily over 1000 at the event at any one time.
This resulted in long lines, lots of annoyed hungry people, and loud angry children.
My dog was seriously about to explode if he saw any more dogs so we ended up leaving pretty soon after we arrived, unfortunately without getting any food.
My sister's car made it on the news that night! The lady was talking about the Gypsy Picnic and was in the middle of saying "the traffic was terrible" right as they flashed a short one-second video of my sister and her boyfriend in her car stuck in traffic outside of the venue:

Yep that's them in the blue car there. Can't believe I spotted it in the short clip of it they used!

Second - Wurstfest
It was pretty amazingly awesome.
It was down in New Braunfels, TX, right on the Comal River.
They had somewhat reasonably priced beer and so many different types of sausage I couldn't believe it. Maple sausage, jalapeno sausage, cheddar sausage, pork sausage, beef, turkey, chicken, pork, spicy, sweet, salty, smoked, seared, cured, EVERYTHING!
My favorite was the Wurstkabob, which came with five different types of sausage all on the same stick with a honey butter roll also skewered.
The two German import beers they had were Dunkel, which was a dark, heavy beer, and Paulaner Oktoberfest, which was much lighter and had a sweet, fruity hop flavor.
This meant, of course, that they treated Shiner Bock, arguably my favorite beer, as a DOMESTIC, which is virtually unheard of, despite the distillery and bottling plant being in Texas.
That's right, Shiner Bock cost the same per pitcher as shit like Bud Lite and Miller Light.
Naturally, this lead to multiple pitchers of beer drank and way too much sausage eaten. Which made me incredibly happy, but seriously dehydrated me throughout the rest of the night.
It was worth it.

They had two stages, both with live polka and other traditional German music and lots of dancing, here's one of the stages:

Girlfriend sitting next to the river drinking some Paulaner:

Just a shot of the crowd toward sunset from one of the many funnel cake stands:

A similar shot earlier in the evening:


Y'all ever been to a sausage fest as awesome as this one?


  1. I'm glad the wiener party turned out well. Sorry about the first one being packed, that sounds really sucky.

  2. Nice looking GF btw, you should make sure to compliment her.