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Sad, but no surprise. Most mass events in Europe have been cancelled including outdoor events. People drinking and social distancing don’t mix!

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Guessing the Christmas Markets will be next, but I’m still hopeful!

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Might be a step in the right direction anyway. Covid-19 is hardly the only serious health consequence of O'fest - the heavy drinking (7 million liters of beer) that is encouraged at every O'fest results in 600-800 cases of alcohol poisoning annually and requires an enormous (and costly) police/security presence to keep out thugs and drugs (like alcohol isn't a drug) and to thwart terrorism and to generally keep the peace among the overly inebriated. It's one thing to enjoy a beer or two at a festival, another thing when excessive drinking IS the festival.

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Glad I went during the GAS tour in Fall 2019--and I believe that was during the closing week/weekend! But IMHO...fun experience, but no need to do it again. Basically just beer tents and halls in the middle of a big carnival. :)