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Oktoberfest delivers a taste of German culture and music

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Just like everyone  becomes Irish for a day on St. Patrick’s Day, Oktoberfest allows everyone to tap into their inner fun loving, lederhosen wearing, beer drinking, accordion and tuba inspired German. Alpen Schatz are familiar faces for Oktoberfest in Lethbridge. Photo by Richard Amery

So Lethbridgians got two days to let loose during Oktoberfest  in Galt Gardens, Sept. 29 and 30.

The park was packed with revellers drinking German beer, the smell of barbecued brats wafted through the air and German music blasting through downtown from several bands though I only caught the accordion and tuba of Calgary’s Alpen Schatz, who in addition to shouting and yodelling their way through a set of high energy German traditional polkas, also played a pretty cool brassy version of Johny Cash’s “Ring of Fire” during their Friday night set.

— by Richard Amery, L.A. Beat Editor
Last Updated ( Wednesday, 11 October 2017 10:07 )  
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