Friday, March 17, 2006

Germany Bound!

The big news over the last week is that my friend, Todd, has gotten me tickets for the US vs. Czech Republic and US vs. Italy matches during this summer's World Cup in Germany.

This is friggin' unbelievable for me. I got into soccer as a kid by playing youth soccer and going to Cosmos games. However, it didn't completely suck me in until I watched the 1990 World Cup in Italy. Everything about the event looked like a blast. For reasons of geography and poverty, I didn't get to any of the games when the World Cup was played in the US. Disappointing. But my interest in going to the tournament only grew.

Now I have the chance to go to the US' first two games of this tournament and I didn't hesitate for a second. I'm going to fly from Burlington to Frankfurt and arrive the day before the Czech match in Gelsenkirchen. Then I have Tuesday to Friday to soak in the World Cup atmosphere around Frankfurt and perhaps find another game or two to see. Then I'll go to the US-Italy match in Kaiserslautern on Saturday before flying back on Sunday. It's going to be phenomenal.

8 comments:

kingdomforavoice said...

You are one lucky bastard. My wife will be in France(just a short train ride away) during the world cup but has no intrest in seeing any matches. What a waste.

Jim said...

Congrats!

Flatlander said...

Thanks. Now I just have to find my passport. I tried looking for it tonight but couldn't find it. However, I did find the set list from a Helium show I had snagged at the end of the show. The fact that I couldn't find my passport but could find a uselss old setlist is a perfect example of my organizational skills (and priorities).

K. said...

Todd told me the other day at the dog park grats man should be a blast.

Joel said...

So happy for you.

So incredibly jealous of you.

Three of my best friends will be over there and sitting amongst the US fans. I should get y'all in contact with each other.

Sara said...

Congrats and see you there!

Anonymous said...

The tickets are on my credit card :-) www.seasteads.com

Flatlander said...

Bryan, many thanks for handling the transaction. As soon as you know my share, please let me know.

Joel, I have no idea where are tickets are but if there friends of yours, they'd be good folks to know. As the time gets closer and we have a surer idea our plans, I'd like to get their contact info.

K, you and Todd know each other? Small town living at it's best.