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…)