As you might remember I was pretty excited for the World Cup. I’m happy to say that so far, 2 days in, it’s totally lived up to expectations.
Today’s USA vs. England game was insane.
I had planned to go with my friend, her boyfriend, and my roommate and some of her friends to a bar. I got to the bar first, around 11:30 while Argentina vs. Nigeria was still going on.
I got a table, but after the Argentina/Nigeria game ended they kicked everyone one because the tables had been reserved for the USA/England match.
My friends and I managed to find a seat at the bar and my friend’s boyfriend made friends with the bar’s manager so, when some tables opened up, we got great seats.
The bar was PACKED.
I really don’t think I’ve ever been in such a packed bar. We were sitting towards the front which was good because it wasn’t as claustrophobic. But still, there were insane amounts of people.
The bar we went to, 200 5th, is great because they have an insane amount of TVs. Something like 60+!
I had a beer when we first got there, French toast for brunch, 2 more beers during the first half of the game, buffalo chicken fingers and another beer during the 2nd half of the game.
The bar was so packed that I couldn’t make it back to the bathroom (which was necessary after all those beers ;)) so I actually went home (about 5 minutes away) at half time.
I think my favorite part of the entire day was when the guy standing next to us started yelling “1776, 1812, 1950 the US doesn’t lose to England!!!” It was very funny.
I really can’t describe how great the atmosphere was so I’m going to show you some videos
This one was after the US scored
The older gentleman sitting next to me, you can see him in the videos, is British and he asked if he could sit down, the seat was open, and he said if England scored he’d buy us drinks.
Even though he was English he was lovely and he did indeed buy us drinks when England scored. (And we bought him one when the US scored–odd side note, he drank Sam Adams and my friend’s boyfriend drank Bass.) He kind of downplayed his British-ness, which I personally thought was a smart move.
While everyone was in good spirits I don’t know if I would have been ballsy enough to do the American version of this in London
That guy got a lot of boo’s when he walked to the back of the bar. Other things that got boos: Wayne Rooney, David Beckham, and really anything else British.
Things that did not get boo’s: England’s goalkeeper
Overall a great day. Stay tuned for more from me. I have exciting workout news!