Sunday, July 1, 2012
Flying the Flag Before the Big Match, This Afternoon
On this extremely hot and humid afternoon before the European Cup final here's what I saw in addition to the above display of flags in Dorsoduro: a number of kids in Mario Balotelli jerseys; a very large tour group of intrepid Spanish high school students, each with their country's flag painted on either cheek (boo!); and everyone else moving very slowly, and looking very much like they wished they were in an air conditioned room of any sort, in any place.
The place to be to watch the game tonight, according to more than one Venetian, is Campo Santa Margherita, with tv screens in each of its five bars (one bar with three screens), and plenty of beer. But I believe I'll stick closer to home.