Nolan, my friend at work who is marrying a lovely German girl, gave me a hearty hi-five when I mentioned currywurst. Chris, my world-traveled and well rounded chef friend from Oklahoma, said "brats in curry? what? - well, ok, if you make it ... maybe it will be ok."
My son, who was home with me on Friday evening to enjoy this German street food, had no recollection of this at previous Oktoberfest parties, but hey he's a hungry teenager.