Purity of emotion: Hate

Tonight at 17:00 it’s your chance to experience the average Viennese gripped by a pure and reason-free emotion: Hate.

Go and watch the first quarter-finals match today in a normal Viennese Beisl. And enjoy the hate that will be pouring in palpable waves towards the screen, whenever the german team touches the ball or even appears on screen.

Today all of Vienna roots for Argentine, except for a small persecuted minority of german ex-patriates.

I think I’ll go and hide in my flat until the match is over. Fortunately I can mimic the accent well enough that my citizenship is not immediately audible, so I can go out afterwards and watch the second quarterfinal at the TAG.

See you there, maybe? (And don’t tell anyone…)

4 Comments so far

  1. Tom (unregistered) on June 30th, 2006 @ 3:52 pm

    I hope Germany wins…so this scene can play out again next week.


  2. melancolia (unregistered) on June 30th, 2006 @ 11:17 pm

    like always. the germans and the austrians.
    just like in 2002. everyone was rooting for the brazilians to win.
    oh my, the austrians/viennese are infectious. i don’t want the germans to “bring home” the trophy. argh.


  3. Michael (unregistered) on July 2nd, 2006 @ 11:53 pm

    Haha. Man, thanks, now I can clean my screen from yoghurt.

    I wish Argentine would’ve won too :/


  4. till (unregistered) on July 2nd, 2006 @ 11:54 pm

    :-)

    You should root for us. After all what we’ve been through, and we are neighbours and all.



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