I went to Oktoberfest this evening in Valentino park. Whilst it was meant to start around 6.30pm (this is me giving benefit of the doubt as I suspect the advertising said 6pm but am not certain), the beer did not start flowing til after some inauguration ceremony featuring a band and some people addressed up like extras from Amadeus.
By then, it was 7.15pm and people had started walking out in droves. As the event had wasted at least 45 minutes of my time, I stayed for one beer in a plastic cup and went back to my hotel. It struck me as a particularly joyless event with hardly anyone in attendance.