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Oktoberfest cruise from Geneva

That's on Saturday night leaving on CGN steamboat at 7.00 p.m., free beer for those who come dressed up accordingly (no problem there!) and lots of oom pa pa music and I'm sure I will provide a couple of yodels if anyone insists!


See you there!
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... and I'm sure I will provide a couple of yodels if anyone insists!
Even if they don't, I suspect
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Even if they don't, I suspect


I am an incredibly shy person and need a lot of persuading...usually a couple of beers or Whiskies
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Re: Oktoberfest cruise from Geneva

Well, bubble expats from Geneva, you've missed an incredible fun night out: kitsch, camp, wild, gallons of (very decent) beer and your humble yodler dancing wildly to Schlagermusik while filling in the gaps with my own yodel to the real applause from genuine Germans and Swiss-Germans.


And the views from the lake tonight, stunning! Maybe see you next year!
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Do I sound pissed? I am!
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Well, bubble expats from Geneva, you've missed an incredible fun night out: kitsch, camp, wild, gallons of (very decent) beer and your humble yodler dancing wildly to Schlagermusik while filling in the gaps with my own yodel to the real applause from genuine Germans and Swiss-Germans.


And the views from the lake tonight, stunning! Maybe see you next year!
I'm not turning up to anything until you promise to wear that kilt!
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Do I sound pissed? I am!
Pissed? You mean drunk? Drunk on a boat? Ay yay...
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Pissed? You mean drunk? Drunk on a boat? Ay yay...
"Pissed" in the British sense, not the American one, obviously!
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I'm not turning up to anything until you promise to wear that kilt!

You did not get free beer at the Oktoberfest cruise for wearing a kilt! Needs must!
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Re: Oktoberfest cruise from Geneva

Anyway, just as well I was not wearing my kilt because, quite well into the cruise and wondering how on Earth one danced to some of that (fun but dreadful Schlagermusik), I proceeded to do a Pogo (my youth!) and everyone thought I was doing a traditional Bavarian dance of some sort and tried to copy me!


Hilarious! When I was pretending to spank my Lederhosen, they all started spanking themselves! Told you, you've missed quite a spectacle!
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Re: Oktoberfest cruise from Geneva

I applaud your energy and open-mindEDness. I personally hate Octoberfest in Switzerland and all that goes with it. It's basically just an excuse to get dressed up in a costume and get precariously drunk while listening to Schlagermusik. It's rather like fasnacht in October.

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I applaud your energy and open-mindness. I personally hate Octoberfest in Switzerland and all that goes with it. It's basically just an excuse to get dressed up in a costume and get precariously drunk while listening to Schlagermusik. It's rather like fasnacht in October.


Thank you for the term "open-mindedness". Others would qualify it of recklessness...Mrs McTAVGE certainly did as I struggled down the stairs this morning...I think I did my knee while dancing a pogo! (as I said, it was my youth but my knees have not kept up!)
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Re: Oktoberfest cruise from Geneva

I used to dislike the leather shorts butt slapping but honestly, it should be granted a UNESCO tradition status. So hilarious.

McTavg, you and pogo?
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spank my Lederhosen
Is this some sort of euphemism?
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Is this some sort of euphemism?
I am sure it is. That's his British language.
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I used to dislike the leather shorts butt slapping but honestly, it should be granted a UNESCO tradition status. So hilarious.

McTavg, you and pogo?


You should have seen me in my "The Clash" days!
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I used to dislike the leather shorts butt slapping but honestly, it should be granted a UNESCO tradition status. So hilarious.

McTavg, you and pogo?
It's not the leather butt they slap - you fell for it

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"Schuhplattler". And it is N.O.T Swiss (but the Austrians I heard are into this too).

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You should have seen me in my "The Clash" days!
Heh! My mental image was more of "Papa Stour".
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