From the perspective of Tuesday, Saturday is not looking all that hot. Cold and damp, actually. Yet, for the first time in a number of years, I have shaken myself free and am heading to a beer fest - Beau's Oktoberfest. It is on. Really. "Unless there’s lightening or high winds the show will go on!" it says. Good thing the organizers are realists:
Bring a sweater! and check the weather because if it rains you’ll wish you had your flashy boots! remember you’ll be in a field in the middle of the country side. There are lots of covered areas/tents on site but consider a bringing a rain jacket, umbrella,
I like the implications of the sentence that ends with a comma. Not as ominous as "dot-dot-dot" yet at the same time you are clearly told bring more than they suggest. One thing I am not bringing is a tent as I understand Troy might. Oh, for the adventures of youth, one might say. To hell with that. Oh, for the warm hotel rooms with hot showers of middle age, I say.
So... boots, rain wear, umbrella... except my umbrella has Red Sox logos all over it. Like I want to be known for that right now. But what else do I need to prepare for this? Are there little heated socks inserts the canny fest fan knows about? Pop-up huts that fit all folded up in your pocket? Or does one just make like the Maple Leaf-Almrausch Schuhplattlers and keep yourself dry through a vigorous spin cycle? Any helpful tips would be greatly appreciated.