|Captain Jill pulled Brendan and me out of bed and led us into the beer tent by 11:00 AM. Our tent, the Hofbrau, was a cultural kaleidescope. Surrounded by Italians, Germans, and Austrians, we drank 3 liter beers and forged new friendships with people at neighboring tables. We understood why Oktoberfest closes by 11:00 PM; we've never seen so many drunks before noon. We also learned a new song, or at least one line of this song -"Hey Baby, I wanna know, will you be my girl?"- which is repeated ad nauseum. It's one thing to sing a song over and over, but can we hear more than one line?