The marvels of a good football game....

Trip Start Jun 15, 2010
Trip End Sep 15, 2010

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Flag of Germany  , Bremen,
Saturday, June 26, 2010

Yes, well, continuing in Bremen, and it being world cup time and all, we ventured to a public viewing of the Germany v England game, in a rather nice bier garten....feeling conflicted who to go for, i went for the obvious choice of Germany (or i could say i was supporting Waikato, being the same colours and all...) Well, i never used to be much of a football fan (yep, been in England too long, it's football now, along with crisps and sweets!) however this game was actually rather good! Not just kicking it to one another, having a snooze inbetween.... (or anything like the game on the Simpsons where a riot is started as everyone is bored....) anyway the atmosphere was great.... big screens everywhere and even a guy coming around taking beer orders, so as to save anyone getting in the way of anyone else's viewing!
After the win, we headed off, beer in hand (i still can't get my head around the fact that you can just walk anywhere with a beer!) to the cross-roads, in a very funky alternative area of Bremen, where there were just people everywhere, celebrating... singing songs, jumping up and down.... and yet it was so civilized! No plastic cups or what not, as no one smashes their bottles... instead empties are given to the homeless so they can get the refund back on them! Trafc was stopped, and those poor few idiots who tried to drive through the mass crowd for some dumb reason were greeted with a friendly shake of their car.... but as i said it was all fun.... even the cops there were having a laugh... and were even filming the whole thing! I was fortunate enough to get some of them to pose with me.... and didn't realise one of them was so much of a poser until i looked at the pics! haha!
After the crowd started to die down a bit, we got a few more beers to drink by the river... yet another place where people meet for a few beers, chatting in the sun.... good summer time spent! One could really get used to the lifestyle!!
The next few days were rather relaxed.... went with Eva to her Uni a few times, wandered in and around Bremen.... tried yet again to update this blog.... took many a photo.... went swimming in the lake (nice and refreshing but gooey under foot!)... i'm sure there was more but i can't recall right now!! However, Thursday awaits and so does Beck's beer tour....... :)
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