How to lose the opportunity to see the final "Argentina - Germany" from the "Brandenburg Gate" in Berlin, surrounded by hundreds of thousands of Germans who came from all over the country and some Argentine oddly enough, that would be of tourists the city.
Entire families scattered Annex park, extensive controls of the police to enter the premises not allowing the entry of glass or sharp instruments of any kind.
Feeling German again, enjoy the atmosphere of celebration and anticipation of the longed party that eventually lead them to become World Champions.
I arrived on the two with a splendid sun, thousands of young people sitting on the ground against the various TV screens, many hours yet until the beginning of the meeting, leaving the grounds jumping police tapes and find a bench to sit was my intention. I could not, on the three began to cloud and fell several drops, and no time for anything else dropped the "universal flood" for an hour and a half. Everything was clear, people sitting fled in terror to seek shelter under trees or awnings of stalls where they sold hot dogs, sandwiches, beer, water and other items appropriate to the party.
Under a tree, not daring to go out, I looked useless shelter because she wet my very soul.
's raincoat, shirt, shirt, pants, bag, everything was soaked beyond repair. After the flood, left again a Radiant sun, and again the site is full of soaked people, some without clothes, because everything had been flooded.
I jumped the police tape that isolated the compound and sought a bench in the park, I remove all the possible clothes, stretched to the sun for it to dry, and I zampa the sandwich and fruit that had been prepared in the hotel in the morning at breakfast time. Say sustraje several slices of sausage, fruit, pastries, cheese, bread, and ate eagerly sitting in the park, waiting shirt soaked everything could dry.
A German family sat on a nearby bench and after a while I was chatting with the father, a German from Bremen in English.
had reached their city in northern Germany to witness the match in Berlin at the Gate Brandenburg, and as? had also been soaked and dried in the sun. chatted for over an hour, we took several pictures and congratulated him for having two absolutely beautiful daughters who resembled her mother so much. We laughed a pleasure discussing the goals of the semifinal between Germany and host Brazil, poor Brazilian team that had made the ridiculous (like Spain) conceding seven goals that left them stunned and disbelieving. Sitting in this wonderful park I was letting time until it was time to be joining the expectant crowd of the final. Again the rain began to fall hard, relentless, non-stop for minutes, hours, without respite. Nobody moved and appeared umbrella but not too stoically youth, families, trying to put up with the rain shelter somehow, but it was not possible for thousands.
Finally, no longer able to endure another hour under the shower, I looked for a way out of difficulty, with some shame, I was leaving the premises after spending several police barriers. In English I asked a policeman where I could take a taxi and told me very kindly to where he could address. Not a soul on the streets, all outstanding television and the game, so I got to my last hotel eight thirty. 's not stopped raining during the final game, and fortunately for all those thousands of German Berliners who endured the downpour, Germany eventually won the championship in overtime.
My clothes drying on a bench near the daughters of friendly German Bremen.
I was very happy for them, for all who had shared joy and rain next to the Brandenburg Gate. 's