Like many, I awoke today with one wish, the same wish I have every morning in this life: the hope that somewhere, in some corner of the world wide web, I’d be able to click through a slideshow of celebrity wax figures dressed up in traditional Austrian lederhosen and dirndls.
This wish has gone unfulfilled for the near 30 years I’ve been alive, but I never gave up hope. And today, it has come true.
When an executive board member at Madame Tussauds (or just one savvy ticket-taker, who knows) made the decision to dress celebrity wax figures in traditional Austrian garb to celebrate “Wiesn,” aka Oktoberfest, at the wax museum in Vienna, I hope that decision was met with a hearty raise and a letter of pride from Werner Faymann, who is, of course, the chancellor of Austria. It’s October, the märzen beer is flowing, and your favorite celebs have gotten a dandy make-over. Save some schnitzel for Robbie Williams!
Oh, and if you were thinking of visiting the exhibit in person, just know that your 28 euro ticket comes with a free 0.5 liter beer and pretzel. Happy Oktoberfest to you and yours.