Now that the world cup is over, weallspeakfootball.com is over, too. So it’s time to take a look back.
Before I stepped into the Coke flat for the first time I was a bit dubious. I didn’t know if I’d like the people, if I could stand sharing a flat with people I hardly know and how everything would work. Of course I had also heard about some bloggers taking the piss out of the project I was about to join.
From the moment when I first entered the flat, I somehow felt at home. I don’t know why, because normally I love being the lonesome wolf, living alone, rarely going out… But in the past 4 weeks, I totally changed. I met a whole bunch of people from all over the world. Some of them I’ve known before as a blogger. Most of them I’ve never heard of. But they had all one thing in common besides their love for the game: They were friendly, open minded and a lot of fun to hang around with.
In the past 4 weeks, I got used to sharing not even a flat, but also my thoughts. I got used to heading home from work and visiting the current bloggers at least every second day.
Like Markus already mentioned – I had expected to meet some real nerds. We all were kind of geeks, of course. But besides our blogs, vlogs and podcasts, we knew how to get to know new people and to have a got time in real life.
Well. Now everything is over. I am one of the few ones who will stay in Berlin. The flat is already empty, the furniture’s gone, I will never ever sit on that fabulous rooftop again. Damn, I’m gonna miss that so much. I’m gonna miss all you Coke bloggers that much – no matter what other people say.
The slogan of this years World Cup was “A Time To Make Friends” – and that’s exactly what we did.
I will never forget this World Cup, it’ll always be something special to me.
Thanks to all those wonderful people I got to know in the last 4 weeks and thanks for letting me be a part of the whole project. Let’s stay in touch and hopefully there will be a Coke flat in Vienna in 2008. Or maybe someone starts a similar project before.
Sorry Bryan, I have to steal a few lines of your famous lyrics… Even if some of you out there might call it cheesy.
Oh when I look back now
That tournament seemed to last forever
And if I had the choice
Ya, I’d always wanna be there
Those were the best days of my life
Back in the summer of 2006