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Oktoberfest

American fans win experience of a lifetime.

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Top class football, Bavarian Clothing, Oktoberfest and Giovane Elber –  Jennifer and Byron O’Bayley saw their Paulaner Fan Dreams come true: “We are all fans of Bayern Munich in our family: I’m so happy and thankful for this great experience.“

Highlighted by an authentic “Wiesn” experience dressed in true Bavarian garb, sitting front row at an FC Bayern match, and sharing a “prost” with club legend Giovane Elber, Jennifer O’Bayley of Aurora, Colorado, partook in a once in a lifetime Paulaner Fan Dream experience. Joined by her brother Byron, and winners of the same promotion from China and Italy, Jennifer was given a bona fide taste of Bavarian culture, cuisine, and hospitality.

The journey began with a stop to the Paulaner Brauhaus in Munich for a traditional Bavarian meal, followed by a tour of the capital, stopping at the many distinctive historical locations that the city has to offer. Perhaps the highlight of O'Bayley’s trip, the closely contested Bavarian “South-Side Derby” pitting FC Bayern and Augsburg at the Allianz Arena proved to be a welcome dose of excitement and intensity for the American librarian. When asked about her game-day experience Jennifer added, “It was not the first time in Munich for me but the first time in the Allianz Arena. That was such a big dream for me. And it came true. Fantastic!”.

Following the visit to the Allianz, the group of Paulaner Fan Dreamers took a pitstop to visit an Oktoberfest celebration. They were greeted by FC Bayern legend and ambassador Giovane Elber who help spark an exciting and fun-filled afternoon. The Brazilian icon, who’s no stranger to the celebration, took the winners to the Paulaner tent to enjoy a hearty snack and raise a cold beer to the Reds, as is tradition. As the unbelievable journey began to come to end O’Bayley exclaimed, “I cried when I heard the good news that I was the winner. I’m really a big fan. And now a dream came true with this amazing trip to Munich, enjoying the game and meeting the great Giovane Elber! Unforgettable!"

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