Spotted: FUN AMERICAN APARTMENT WEARING A SOCCER JERSEY!
Partying at this apartment, located just a beer bottle’s toss away from the Williamsburg Bridge in Brooklyn, should become a requisite goal for all progressive, free-spirited, soccer-mad Americans. The tenants have basically invited you and me to that great polygonal porch for a three-kegs-in-the-bath-tub bash Saturday afternoon.
FC St. Pauli plays near the Reeperbahn, the party center/red-light district of Hamburg, where the excitement spread from the discotheques and bars to the pre-match tailgates and stadium concourses. Beginning in the 1980s, the swell of supporters embraced social activism, anti-establishment punk culture and general match-day revelry. Since then, the bohemian fans have stood in firm opposition to the fascist Ultras that continue to disgrace clubs throughout Europe.
Although they yo-yo through various German soccer divisions — They played in the Bundesliga last year! :D But they finished in last place and were relegated : ( — they routinely cram the stands for what is probably like some amazing season-long Oktoberfest/Love In. Like an SEC football tailgate without the casual racism.
Man, Wikipedia sums it up nicely:
St. Pauli enjoys a certain fame for the left-leaning character of its supporters: most of the team’s fans regard themselves as anti-racist, anti-fascist, anti-homophobic and anti-sexist, and this has on occasion brought them into conflict with neo-Nazis and hooligans at away games. The organisation has adopted an outspoken stance against racism, fascism, sexism, and homophobia and has embodied this position in its constitution.
I’ll bring the solo cups and 5-Hour-Energies, St. Pauli Apartment Tenants.
American connection: St. Pauli’s home stadium Millerntor-Stadion also hosts the Hamburg Blue Devils football team. Two-time Eurobowl Champions!