Contrary to what its name might suggest, Oktoberfest begins in September. And NDS embraced its celebration fully: there were bratwursts with sauerkraut, the customary German drinks, a hodgepodge of German music–notably that led by our very own “schnitzelbank” schola, led by Fr. Wehner in full lederhosen. The music ended with Fr. Wehner, in full academic regalia, leading the famous Schnitzelbank song, complete with a board to teach the song and t-shirts to dynamically translate it from the German. As night fell, seminarians broke into teams for Water Wars, a modification of Capture the Flag using squirt guns and water balloons.