First time at the "Wiener Wiesn Fest" & a Dirndl Outfit

My first experience at the "Wiener Wiesn Fest"- a way smaller but similar event like the Bavarian "Oktoberfest" aka "Wiesn" - was a little ambivalent. My thoughts and behaviour went from 'what a bunch of patriotic, drunk maniacs' to dancing on benches and ridiculously ecstatically singing along German Schlager music. Sometimes it takes a drink or two for me to adapt to an unfamiliar environment.. as long as you're in good company and are able to block out the hundreds of brawling people, even the most awkward festivity can be loads of fun,  right? So, after a little while I was comfortable with the millions of toasts and German songs and even 'overheard' the sexist jokes going on on stage and when the band - totally out of the blue - started playing the Four Non Blondes classic 'What's Up?', the 'Wiesn' won me over. Wearing a 'dirndl' feels like a costume to me and therefore is loads of fun - once a year, I can now imagine myself dancing on tables, swinging my hips to lousy songs, drinking wine out of huuuge glasses (yay!) and twirling in my oh so traditional dress. (For styling the 'dirndl' the rock chick way, click here.)

Love, Julie.

 Dirndl: Landhaus, Loafers: Zara, Ring: Swarovski

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Thanks for sharing your much appreciated thoughts with me! xo J.