86 men from around the US, Canada, UK, Germany, and Singapore convened on the Hacker Festzelt for the 27th year. The Rookie of the Year (ROY) for 2019 hails from Atlanta. Congrats to Skip King. He really embraced the gemutlichkeit that makes Oktoberfest the special place that it is. I was humbled to have the Veteran of the year, Hackermeister (HAM) awarded to me (Ken Bloom) The guys really made me feel special on the occasion and MoJoe did a great job presenting the Vest to me.
The Hofbrauhaus in Las Vegas hosted 20 of Hoff's friends in the first official training session of the year. Anna flew in from Germany, Helen from AZ, Blackout, Hoff, Hoff's wife and kids and all their friends took part in a serious day of imbibing.