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.
Sunday, October 1, 2017
Seven Is The Hacker Meister, HAM17 Winner. Long Overdue!!!
Seven has been enjoying Oktoberfest since his first day entering the Hacker Festzelt in 2007 when he won the ROY07 award. He then took on the nickname of Seven since he was so proud of his reign. Seven continues to embrace the "gemutlichkeit" on a daily basis and has that huge smile for everyone. Inside the tent, you don't have to look far to see Seven (aka VI) stomping on tables, taking his shirt off, and sharing his smile with everyone. Congratulations, Steve Venema on earning the HAM award as Veteran of the Year 2017.