Be the Reds!
The atmosphere in Seoul is electrifying again tonight, with seemingly the entire population working themselves into a frenzy in anticipation of tonight’s big match – everyone is uniformly dressed in “Be the Reds” t-shirts (despite the team playing in pink) and starting on the soju early. We were going to go to City Hall to see the game, but then realised that we’d only be able to see the crowds – who have been gathering there since lunchtime…
Every vantage point will by now be taken, so unless we were lucky enough to find a convenient rooftop like last time, we’d actually see nothing of the match. So we’re going to hang out and watch the game on the big screen here at the guesthouse instead, and head out later… depending on the result, of course.
The guesthouse watches itself on TV
Much merriment earlier today as the guesthouse was featured in the pre-match coverage on MBC. Han, the ever-helpful and smiling manager, had the lead role in the report, which showed the scenes of jubiliation here during the game against Portugal. Top moments included Rubens, a most humorous Brazilian supporter (see you in Shizuoka, mate!) dancing across the screen when the Koreans scored, and Phil singing “pilsen Korea” with Han at the final whistle.
Be the Fuschia Pinks!
Written by Christian Wach on Tuesday, June 18th, 2002