Do you remember that 10cc song, ‘The things we do for love’? (If not, go check it out, it’s a good old classic!) Yeah, well, visiting a football stadium definitely falls into that category for me. Even if it is the stadium of one of the best football teams ever (not my words, so no judgement please). Frankly, I am not even sure that the term ‘non-footballer’ exists (at least Google doesn’t seem to recognize it), but after a long stadium tour I am allowed to come up with words!
That said, as a newbie in the stadium touring I should say that Santiago Bernabéu is actually a cool place. And I should have figured this out way earlier when I saw the long queue waiting to buy tickets (you can see it partially in the background of the picture above). And all these people were waiting for a minimum of 40 minutes 11 in the morning. What happened to healthy beauty sleep? However, waiting seems to have its prerogatives. How else could we see the level of street-smartness of Spanish beggars, positioned on both sides of the cashiers asking for a euro literally everyone buying a ticket. And then, the tickets were fancy, and so was the stadium.
The tour itself is indeed entertaining (and worth ever cent). Even for a non-footballer. I think I finally figured out why people get so crazy about this game. This still doesn’t mean that I will sit and watch a game all by myself, beer in one hand and hot-dog in the other. (Mostly, because I am not a beer and hot-dog girl to start with.) But maybe (just maybe) I will stop nagging to my sweetheart every time he is glued in front of the TV. (Babe, if you are reading this, pay close attention to the word maybe.)
And just to show you that now I am ‘hooked’, I provide you the best proof you could ask for – a personal hand-made video with all the points of interest in the Santiago Bernabéu Stadium tour. All yours, so that next time when you’re in Madrid you could say to your loved one that you have already seen the best of the stadium tour and you will go shopping instead.