Our State Fair is a Great State Fair…..

Ok so this last weekend wasn’t the state fair.  But it is the Hohenlohesch equivalent.   It is also the version with A LOT more alcohol and no animal competitions…..

Muswiese!

It is the oldest fair in the area.  The first mention of a  fair in the village of Musdorf was in 1434.  So it was a few years ago.

This is T’s favorite time of the year….I mean favorite.  I tell people that Muswiese is the other love of his life (after me, of course).

So what does such an amazing festival entail? Well, it begins with anything important in Germany: a football game.

IMG_6822It is always a rivalry game (like the Oak ‘n Bucket back in Indiana).  It is between the teams of Brettheim and Rot am See.  Each village has two teams and they both played.

I am not going to lie….I didn’t pay attention because Nicola brought over some wine…..

That was just the beginning.

After both teams won a game, we went into the clubhouse for more drinking (at least Nicola and I).  I heard from Thorsten that his team (Brettheim) in a fit of excitement over winning one of the games went and carried out their tradition of breaking the doors of the locker rooms of Rot am See’s club house.

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Nicola and I were already double fisting this early in the evening.  w00t!

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Afterwards I met this gentleman Pascal who was drinking this beast….IMG_6838 IMG_6842 IMG_6846 IMG_6857I am pretty sure it was just Coca-Cola.  If it had anything else…it was heavily diluted.

Well, we got pretty liquored up at this point so we decided to finally make our way to the fair:

IMG_6858You may be able to see Nicola posing.

IMG_6864Here is me with my partner in crime before we took Absinthe….

For the record, it was pure which made it no different than normal liquor…and no green fairies were seen.

So none of this happened:

wzwJyUSor this:

It’s just another Anise flavored alcohol. But after having that, some Schnapps and a Muswiese wurst:

IMG_6905Nicola and I may have run off to take photos of tractors….yeah we are crazy.  I couldn’t take more photos because:

1. My phone died

2. The photos of the tractors are on Nicola’s phone

3.  We technically were not allowed near the tractors so late at night….

Anyway, Muswiese is a lot of fun.  I was there last year when I first came to visit Thorsten.  Honestly, this year was even more fun because I actually knew a lot of people and I felt like I fitted in more (not that these people ever made me feel left out but I didn’t feel like I was just trying to memorize a million names – I could just have fun)

The end of the night resulted in Thorsten and I walking home.  It was very foggy (which didn’t help my sore throat that I also started to have earlier that day).  Fortunately, during our shenanigans, Nicola and I played a game of throwing darts at balloons and I won a flashlight.  This was essential to T and I because we didn’t want to get run over as we stumbled home.

The next day was a little more low key.  We did some initial shopping:

IMG_6907 IMG_6908 IMG_6909 IMG_6911 IMG_6912 IMG_6913 IMG_6914 IMG_6916Then we met up with our favorite couple (by now you should it’s Nicola and Marcel) and grabbed some grub at the large beer hall:

IMG_6917 IMG_6918 IMG_6922I know, the second day was not as exciting after the first but you don’t always have to consume alcohol to have a good time at Muswiese.  It’s a fair for everyone!

Also, my sore throat wasn’t getting much better and my whole body felt like it had been hit by a train.  This had nothing to do with my hangover….

This had to do with the fact that I got sick…..again.  *cries*

So I am in the process of getting better back here in Überlingen….because part 2 of Muswiese should be happening later this week!

Bis Mittwoch!

 

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