Wednesday, 30 June 2010
football interlude supporting a different team
The way to a mid afternoon meeting on Tuesday also encountered huge quantities of traffic. Partly the Metro strike, but I suspect there was another matter affecting everything.
The Spain vs Portugal match was to be that evening, and the city needed to be prepared.
With England already down and out, the natural thing was to switch allegiance for this match to the local team. Of course, the central area was somewhat overcome with the double bonus of being in the next round AND to play their nearest neighbours, oh, and to win.
So the temperature of an already hot Spanish evening clicked up a few more notches, and then the car horns and the whooping and firecrackers and finally what can best be described a small home-made bombs were being let off around the streets.
I decided it was safer to get back to the midnight party in the club at the top of the hotel.