Germans seem to take their parties very seriously! Aaron and I attended his boss's birthday party on Friday night, at our local cafe-bar. It started at 8:00 PM with a champagne toast, bottles of red wine and a light buffet. As is often the case, it was nice but a little stiff in the beginning. There were about 20 people, all colleagues and spouses. But as soon as the karaoke came out, things got more lively. Neither Aaron nor I had ever done karaoke but felt that this was the time to shine! Next thing you know, we were crowding around the two microphones, arms linked around Aaron's coworkers singing bad tunes from the 80's and 90's, in both English and German! Aaron sang "Love Shack" by the B-52s with a co-worker who had never heard the song before- it was a shame! Aaron and I did a duet to "Pump Up the Jam." Aaron also did a duet to a German song whose name translates to "Cheese Bread" and whose lyrics include "Super Sexy Cheese Bread!" I told you they have a thing about bread here! There was lots of hugging and dancing and laughing.
Just before 2:00 AM we headed for home, leaving the party in full swing! We had plans to drive to Berlin on Saturday morning at 8:00 AM so we were a little anxious to get some sleep. But once again, we failed to see the end of a German party!