The adventure draws near (a long time in coming)...
Mon 8 May 2006 0 °F
Well, the end of nearly four years of planning is finally coming to fruition and now the fun part of the adventure begins. Only one month remains before the Magnum consortium embarks on their trip of a lifetime! It’s been painfully fun getting to this point so far. FIFA/Germany OC didn’t make it easy on us with all the rules and regulations for getting tickets. Then again, perhaps they did made it easier (possible?), as we were normalized with the rest of world-wide playing field for ticket acquisition. And via that process, we did after all, get some tickets, even if not all that we had originally hoped for.
Thinking back over the last several months it is almost a blur now - all the various planning sessions, ticket attempts in different phases, re-planning meetings, all the emails (easily over 500, might be in the 1000s), hotel plans, cities to visit, etc. Can you even remember the feelings before the announcement of first ticket phase? We were going to plan our cities and pick the games blinding (not knowing the teams) – we thought that we’d be the only ones to try something so bold/crazy. But it wasn't bold at all, not even close, as the tickets available then all sold out and we didn’t even manage to get a single ticket.
But like I said, all that is behind us now and we’re ready for opening day – exactly one month from today. We’ll all meet in Munich for the opening game, June 9th, 2006, Germany vs. Costa Rica in Munich. That’s sure to be a party!!!