The matches are always at 6 PM and 8:45 PM. I must confess that I have a hard time staying awake until the end of the last pairing. It was also the first “real weekday” in the fan zone. We began on Friday, but since it was the first day and Thursday had been a holiday, the crowd was much heavier than today.
We started today at 3 PM, I was early for my shift, so I popped into the news stand and bought a WSJ to read. That was a lifesaver. The fan zone was pretty empty until game time – just a few people wandering through to see what it was like. They did show a movie on the big screen in the afternoon: Midnight in Paris with Owen Wilson in English with Polish subtitles.
In addition to my newspaper and the movie, I watched the Carlsberg crew swap out beer kegs, about 60 of them.
The first match of the evening was England and France. I noticed that the many Irish fans in Poznan were cheering for France, go figure! It’s like people in Tucson who say I root for the University of Arizona and whoever is playing Arizona State University.
The final match of the evening is still in progress and tied. Tomorrow is a big match for us – Poland and Russia.