Virtual weekend: Oktoberfest, Janelle Monae, a whole lot of water

oktoberfest 2010

One of Sebastien's photos from the packed Oktoberfest on North Broadway in Albany.

Updated with another photo!

Stuck doing something else this past weekend? Out of town? Having fun some other way?

Here are a few of the sights and sounds from this past weekend -- you know, sort of like a virtual weekend.

Oktoberfest

Sebastien's posted a buzzed, one-handed photoset from the packed Oktoberfest on Broadway outside Wolff's Saturday in Albany. He writes on his site:

Is Wolff's Oktoberfest stomping on LarkFEST? Matt Baumgartner's German love child turned one last Saturday, and boy did he get much much bigger. The 2009 edition was a resounding success, but I guesstimated at least 3 times more people showed up this year to engulf a record-breaking amount of beer and sausage. Best of all, everybody seem pretty well behaved, I saw more obnoxious drunks the week before on Lark. Victim of its success, the event experienced a few issues to cope with the sheer demand for alcohol and Porta-Potties. Bringing an estimated 7,000 people together, Matt and his hard-working army should be commanded for yet another great opportunity to enjoy Albany.

He also had what sounded like a near-religious experience some sort of fried dough product.

More pics: from rileyk2 | from Patrick Dodson | from Friday Puppy

Janelle Monae at Skidmore

Janelle Monae, the genre-mixing hip-hop/R&B/soul singer, played at Skidmore Friday night with Eli "Paperboy" Reed. Video of the encore -- and "oof" stage dive -- from YouTube user icypuppy88:

Nippertown Greg was something less than impressed.

Water, water, water

After more than inches of rain dropped on the Capital Region toward the end of last week, The Exiles decided it was a good time to check out the Cohoes Falls. It was quite a sight.

cohoes falls rainbow

The USGS reported that almost 60,000 cubic feet of water per second were flowing over the falls Friday and Saturday. (Here's a webcam from the falls.) [via Troy Record]

Oktoberfest photo: Sebastien B
Cohoes Falls photo: Flickr user theexileinny

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