The World Cup dream of the Devil of the Death
Trip Start Apr 29, 2006
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The 'World Cup Road Trip of the Devil of the Death from Hell' has been brilliant. After much deliberation, arguments, jousting and a challenge of muskets at dawn, the name of our much beloved campervan, which will take us throughtout Deutschland on the finest road trip of all time, was decided: Vinny Grella's Mum's Vanny Van Van Van. Shame on those who don't know who Vinny Grella is, but there is always google. This name is, without a doubt, the finest name of all the campervans containing Australians in all of Germany. And let me tell you, there are a bloody heap. And not only campervans, but everywhere. That's right. Well, at least in Ulm, where Australian played Liechtenstein. Enough for us to require each passenger of Vinny Grella's Mum's Vanny Van Van Van to play a 1-2 with a random Australian in Ulmö enough at least for a local Ulm radio station to be out interviewing Australians in the city centre. For the record - yes - I told the radio station that David Bon was the key in attacking midfield, but I was truthful in our 4-5-1 formation.
Following Ulm, we've ended up in Hagnau, a random town on the shores of Lake Konstany, kilometres from Switzerland. Vinny Grella's Mum's Vanny Van Van Vanis parked on the shore in beautifully peaceful surroundinds, blaring out various tunes from Beck, the Sugarbabes, Radiohead and Kanye West. Admittedlz, the lakeside campingplatz in Hagnau is not the youngest crowd that we have ever encountered, but the lovely german retirees have been wonderfully charmed by the combination of our good manners, australian flair, youthful exuberance and Roo, the inflatable Kangaroo
And so to the Top 5. In accordance with O12(a) of the Rest of the World of the Devil of the Death of Ice Rulels (2006), the 1st entry in a new country must be music based - the heartland of the top 5. Easy. Especially given that this is a road trip. So, the topic is Top 5 'just went sillz songs on the World Cup Road Trip of the Devil of the Death thus far:
5. The Hustle - I don't know who it's by, but you know what I'm talking about.
4. Piano Man - Billy Joel. Silly singalong.
3. California - Phantom Planet. Snags misses the OC.
2. Sweet Caroline - Neil Diamond. Living the Dream air punching at its best.
1. Song 2 - Blur. It's the football.
Game 1 - Aus v Japan. Coming soon...
By the way - the internet has been extremely expensive and difficult to find thus far in Germany. Photos will be forthcoming soon - i promise.