Life Fremont Oktoberfest
posted by September 23 at 16:49 PMon
The weather cooperated—I was worried. But it was a beautiful few nights for drinking outdoors, and everyone seemed to be having fun. And the Stranger’s special brew was a hit again this year, which is always a relief. Those of us that worked the Stranger’s tent three years ago—when we served a bizarre lemongrass beer that I would say tasted like piss but some friends that have actually tasted piss assured me that piss actually tastes better—were pretty scarred by the experience. So it’s always nice to be serving up the good stuff.
But, hey, Fremont Oktoberfest? It’s time to do away with the kids’ area. Kids can’t get into the main drinking pen where—the horror, the horror—adults are drinking beer. Because everyone knows that kids and adults drinking beer just don’t mix—except in our homes, in restaurants, at Safeco Field, Key Arena, QWest Field, on Washington State Ferries, etc., etc. The worry, I guess, is that one very tall teenager might fool a server and get his hands one very small beer. If that’s the case, perhaps the authorities could be persuaded to allow children too young to wanna have a beer—the under twelves?—into the main drinking pen with their parents.
If nothing can be done to lift the absurd ban on kids at Fremont Oktoberfest, then we gotta stop pretending that a zucchini race track a tiny “root beer garden” tucked around the corner and down the street from the main entrance somehow makes Fremont Oktoberfest a family-friendly event. Until kids are actually welcome we should drop the family-friendly pretense. It’s simply not a family-friendly event—not unless your kids enjoys watching people line up to enter a festival that their family is barred from entering.
And Direct TV: You seriously didn’t attempt to market your product by bringing a Hummer to Fremont, did you?