Herren, Frauen und Fräuleins donned their lederhosen and dirndls on Sept. 30 to gather at The Resort for a Friday-night beer party that included their choice of fine German and Czech ale, along with brats and potato pancakes served up by Whole Foods.
A Bavarian-style oompah band played for the crowd as revelers drained their steins and posed for photos.
Local resident Sabina Kleinman says these kinds of neighborhood events are important for the residents to get to know each other.
“It’s Friday night and we’re having fun,” she said.
Likewise, Terry Delvoye saw this event as, “a way to connect with our neighbors and make new friends.”
Oktoberfest began in Munich way back in 1810 as a giant party to celebrate the royal wedding of King Ludwig I to Princess Therese of Saxe-Hildburghausen.
But here in Playa Vista, Oktoberfest is mostly just a wunderbar excuse to drink beer.
— Shanee Edwards
1. The oompah band takes a bratwurst break
2. Beer enthusiasts clink steins and pose for photos
3. Fräulein Christina and Herren Heinrich show off their dirndls and lederhosen Guests raise their steins to prost
4. Fräulein Christina engages a guest in a folk dance called the Schuhplattler
5. The barman pours German and Czech beer for thirsty guests