I am not a big soccer fan. I am also not a big fan of crowds, noise and mass gatherings. However, there can't be a single warm-blooded South African left in SA that doesn't feel at least a bit excited about hosting the 2010 Soccer World Cup. The country has come alive and I don't think we have ever seen such excitement, enthusiasm and community of spirit before in our history. I am always proud to be a South African, but right now I am both proud and excited.
Yesterday at 12pm thongs of people came out of their offices, their homes and their cars and tooted their horns and blew on their vuvuzelas in celebration of this magnificent occasion. One of my friends-in-the-computer Jeanette captured some images from the moment. Outstanding. For more pics from the day, have a look at her amazing website
Please do not use these images without her permission.
Oh wait! There's more, check out these amazing images here http://www.boston.com/bigpicture/2010/06/preparing_for_the_world_cup.html