I’m not exactly sure what cosmic forces led me to a video by Alpenzusjes (Alpine Sisters) on YouTube, but I know my life will never be the same again. Be prepared for Chantal van Geelen and Apolonia Gort (later, Kirsten Stroek) to oom-pah their way right into your heart.
I defy you … yes, openly defy you … to watch this video without smiling.
And not just an ordinary smile, mind you, but a head nodding, foot tapping, hand clapping smile.
Furthermore, if you do not wake up in the morning with “Hoemparapapa” oom-pah’ing in your head as you march off to the kitchen for a liter of Dutch beer, then I will eat my hat, or rather, my hoed. And if you find yourself yodeling at work, do not blame me.
Now, to paraphrase Davy Crockett, “You may all go to heck, and I will go to Holland.”
Special bonus video!
(Don’t blame me, I just work here. Management not responsible for incurable ear worms.)
And check out their website: https://alpenzusjes.nl/