July 11, 2006


I had a wonderful experience watching the world cup football final with about a million people in the Berlin fanmeile. The notable thing was the festive atmosphere which Germans and the tourists from around the world created. The language all spoke was football. The final match between Italy and France was not something very attractive and it died with an ugly headbutt by the best player of the tournament. But the fans didn't care, especially the hundreds of Germans who went out for a victory parade honking their cars along the streets of Kurfurstendamm causing traffic chaos. If you love to party and celebrate, the cause is really unimportant. This world cup showed that the Germans know how to celebrate without winning the cup.


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