The roads are nearly done.
The years of waiting in traffic and watching monuments to FIFA’s ego and perhaps our ignorance has been entralling and something special.
Then again, so was being in New Orleans during Hurricane Katrina.
But if the expected masses do not arrive. At worst we are not exactly losing that much money. We are well in debt for the event, but at the cost of an upgraded infrastructure as well as a massive tourism boost for the long term, rather than over a single month.
I kind of have a bit of an issue with crowds at the best of times. Since I got injured, I have had to be even more careful about not getting my leg knocked. If the crowds that were predicted do not arrive in South Africa, well I will not be overly worried. If greed was people’s motive. Sorry for them. If they are generally screwed because of bigger business like “Match” making a mess of the bookings. I hope they get sued big time.
But if the hotels are quiet. The airports not packed, The games just right.. I think it could be ideal. Im not saying we are not ready to have a crack at an event like this. But I will be most surprised to see how it is handled overall
Grahamstown festival is running over the world cup. This will go one of two ways. Really well or shit. Time will tell. I do hope it does well. It has been extended to run over 15 days now. Either way. Its a bloody big month for South Africa. I hope everyone is happy and enjoys this major event. Lets not panic over the smaller facts. Lets keep it crime free and pleasant.
A part of me does breathe easier with the prospect of not being completely over run with people.