VIDEO: “The Gates of Delirium”: Oktoberfest 2017 Opens in the Rain!

MUNICH — MunichNOW News — Oktoberfest 2017 opened on Saturday morning under rainy skies with a poor weather forecast for the opening weekend. This, of course, did not deter the large crowds of both locals and tourists anxiously waiting outside the gates for the noon start.

As the gates went up and the early festival goers passed through what might be called “The Gates of Delirium” (apologies to YES) as they raced to find seats in the beer tents as the rain increased! Delirium is sure to follow for some later on this rainy opening day!

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English: Oktoberfest, Munich, GFDL, from Ukrainian Wikipedia (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
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