Sorting out the Suds after the Oktoberfest in the Dimond
In the midst of the rain late last Friday night I feared that the Oktoberfest in the Dimond Event would go down the drain. Yet come morning the sun showed up as well as thousands of people throughout the day to enjoy the event, our hood and each other. I spent most of the day at the booth of the church community I serve talking with folks as they came and went. I ran into dozens of people I have connections with through the Dimond, my church community and the schools our children attend, as well as friends who came via facebook invitations to check out the fun. I was blown away by the mass of people hanging out - and seemingly enjoying themselves (or was that the beer?) - in the Dimond. Encouraging for our (re)emerging sense of community and growing business district. Here's some other online posts about the event if you want to read or see more about it:
William Brand (Tribune Beer guy) on the Rockin' Ocktoberfest in Oakland
East Bay Reality Pro Blog (a real estate view of the East Bay)
Flickr Picture Album by Ron
If you came to the event what did you enjoy? How did it encourage you about our 'hood?