Aufsteirern Fall Festival

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Yesterday, Art and I went to the big Aufsteirern festival downtown. Graz is the capital of Steiermark and hosts this fall festival every year. People from all over Styria dress up in traditional Austrian wear and come on down to celebrate {drink}. You have never seen so many
dirndls and so much lederhosen...it's OOC {out of control}. I have gone from laughing at these get-ups {at first spotting}, to sort of enjoying their dearness, to full out wanting one of my own. {The cheapest I have spotted is 385 Euros...about $550 bucks!}

The girls look really pretty and womanly in these dresses. A lot wear their hair in braided pigtails and many make sure their bosoms are perched up like a shelf in the white pouffy blouse. Some guys look cute in the lederhosen...others...do quite not.

Some snapshots of the event:
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Pretzel garland and a contemplating Art...so deep.
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A young couple in lederhosen love.
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If you choose to forego the dirndl, jeans, a Styrian vest and white blouse are acceptable.
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Drinking the Schilchersturm seasonal wine from the region...
Zebra print is an acceptable alternative to the dirndl as well. Leopard is not. Nor is snake. K.
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Some sort of alpaca or llama?
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Nice teeth.
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Goodbye Mr. Chips...
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7 comments:

melissa said...

I like your dress much better than the others and that looks like some tasty wine.

Kimberly said...

LOVE your dress...and it totally looks like the scene from Nat Lampoon's European Vacation!!!

BETH said...

Ahhh Mr. Cheeeps... lol, love the pic of the "nice teeth" shot.

jja said...

Great dres!!!

jja said...

I mean, dress.

myPics.at said...

Hello,

Uhhh, no "Dirndl"? :-) But ok, the Sturm in your hand is fine :-)

juliette said...

love your blog - i was in Graz in 2000 and just loved it - cute and not touristy, just authentic!

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