AUTHOR: linda TITLE: A Study of Oktoberfest: Part 3 of 3 DATE: 11:23:00 PM ----- BODY:

The third and final edition of my study, is on the biggest and loudest event of the three.

In fact, Oktoberfest-By-the-Bay, the annual festival at San Francisco's Fort Mason Center that attracts tens of thousands revelers over it's four-day stretch, boasts itself as the largest festival of its kind in California.

I've attended this event over the last four years in various business-liaison capacities for GABA, but this year, as a guest of Spaten at their VIP party on Gemuetlichkeit Night.

People are right to rate this event poorly for the annoyances of its high prices, limited beer and food selections, and long lines of drunkards obviously there for one thing.

BUT, isn't that exactly what makes it worth attending? Or else, why go out! It was, however nice to be above the fray in the completely catered VIP area, with other, more refined, revelers.

Too bad the lights have to be so bright.

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