@PhoneBoy Good timing for your trip!
@toddgrotenhuis very much so. Never been to a European football match before. Quite an experience!
@PhoneBoy You certainly started at the top with Barcelona at the Nou Camp! Most other matches and venues will be downhill from there!
@TheDimPause I can see why people like to go to soccer matches, though. It was a blast.
@PhoneBoy Oh, I’m jealous! Camp Nou is beautiful.
@simonmumbles As everyone else told me, other stadiums aren’t that great in comparison to Camp Nou.
@PhoneBoy It is special. Stadiums are, at least for soccer, this weird example of how we express ourselves in all kinds of ways; even seemingly less impressive stadiums have quirks and other kinds of details that shed light on just how strange (and wonderful) our capacity for imagination can be.
@simonmumbles what I found amazing is how little parking there was around that stadium. It’s like the residents of the city crawl out of the woodwork and descend on that place.
@PhoneBoy Is there underground parking? I think modern stadia are approaching that a lot more, at least.
@simonmumbles It’s possible they did, but a lot of people simply left on foot or on motorbikes they parked nearby. They certainly didn’t have spaces for all the cars it would have taken to transport all those people. We ended up walking a ways away before it was even feasible to get a taxi.
@PhoneBoy My partner visited Barcelona and said the same thing. There’s also a culture of eating late, right?
@simonmumbles for sure.
@PhoneBoy @simonmumbles from the one time I was at the Camp Nou it is well served by public transport; by the Tramway (there’s a station a few 100m from the stadium) by Barcelona’s Metro (They were about to build a station under the stands) and by Bus. Cars/parking not needed.
@dgold How can you tailgate without a car?
@jeremycherfas I had to look up what that meant! OMFG. The lack of cultural/societal engagement implicit in that being a real thing. I guess that’s what happens when you sacrifice your entire society at the altar of the Internal Combustion Engine.
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