Status: 24/09/2023, 12:26 p.m.
By: Klaus-Maria More
Verena Angermeier is an Oktoberfest waitress in the Schützenzelt - and a new TikTok star: Her ten videos have a total of almost 90 million views. This may also be related to a safety notice.
Munich – Marquee operation is relatively new to the TikTok business. Her first video is from August 20 and is tagged with the hashtag Gäubodenfest. On it, she shows herself in a photo that runs through the picture again and again. In the photo, she is carrying a beer barrel, presumably 15 liters. The video is accompanied by the après-ski hit "Hurra die Gams". Her first clip has "only" 230,000 views. The positive comments are already coming thick and fast here. "You are fantastically pretty," writes TikTok user Kärtnermann. "Beautiful," adds another, adding: "Mega pride."
Verena Angermeier, here in three screenshots from different videos, landed a viral hit on TikTok. © Verena Angermeier/TikTok Screenshots
Oktoberfest hit: Petite, blonde waitress carries heavy things – topic catches
The theme, petite, blonde marquee waitress lifts damn heavy things, runs from video one through her profile. On August 30, she already posted a video of how she carries the 13 Mass in two wreaths placed on top of each other through the shooting tent at the Oktoberfest. It must be archive footage, as the Oktoberfest does not start until two weeks later. Despite this, the clip is already garnering a staggering 24 million views.
Viral video has over 50 million views – warning label may have helped
After a few Wiesn-in-construction videos, Angermeier then adds a current piece. However, this only gets five million views. Then comes the firecracker, which now has over 50 million views – and the trend is rising rapidly. In the video, Angermeier stands at the bar and waits for supplies, routinely sorting and stacking her mugs until she has the 13 full and takes off with ease.
Pretty much all media, including us, have already reported on the viral video, which may have given the post another boost. Another reason for the reach may also lie in the warning label with which TikTok has provided the video, which is apparently meant seriously. Above the video is a black bar with a large exclamation mark. Next to it you can read:
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"Participating in this activity could cause you to get hurt or others to hurt themselves in the process."
TikTok warning on viral marquee video
Now it is reasonable to assume that it is precisely this warning in connection with the topic of the Oktoberfest that really arouses curiosity. By the way, such a warning is not to be trifled with. Repeat offenders are threatened with account suspension, according to TikTok's community rules. However, the other videos in which Angermeier balances the same load through the marquee do not have a warning label – and not as much range.
Last year, a Oktoberfest waitress also caused a viral TikTok hit, albeit with a serious topic. She reported on the social media that pretty much everyone was working with a fever in the Oktoberfest marquee. It is simply not tested, so no one is Corona positive.
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So it's all the more pleasing that this year's TikTok Oktoberfest success is just funny and beautiful. And Verena Angermeier has already followed suit. In her latest video, she carries something different through the shooting tent, namely champagne and schnapps – but with much less reach.
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