I first read about the standing wave in Munich twenty years ago. Great to finally see it. Looks cold, brutal (when you're done you're dragged a hundred metres down a waist high river at pace) and kinda fun. And these guys and girls are great at getting themselves into the wave from the riverbank on either side.
Learnings from today: Octoberfest is apt so much a beer festival as a drinking festival. Roughly every 3 or 4 minutes someone stands up on their seat and downs a litre of beer. Every so often someone finished their 10th litre of beer and everyone sings some drunken syllables in vaguely the same melody. Less regularly, but often enough to be mentionable, someone vomits into an empty litre beer glass. Fun for a while, but probably not something I'll do regularly.