MONDAY. Football vs. emptiness
St. Mary Church's bells announced 8 p.m. It is time to start looking for nightlife. I'm walking in the center of Frankfurt, where young people are supposed to be hanging out, but my footsteps echo loudly. It's empty. Roaming the pretty warm streets, I do not meet people. Just Annalena Baerbock and Tobias Dittrich, who are smiling on campaign posters. "I'll do everything for you," the last one promises. "Ok, herr Dietrich, tell me, where is your electorate now?"
And then it dawns on me, electorate is watching football! Today, World Cup qualifying matches on air, Germany vs Norway. "Definitely, everyone is in bars," I decided. And I was wrong. Steak House, City Kebap, greek and indian restaurants, big and small bars are open, but there is not more than one person in each one, and the TV is off. Even Irish pub with the promising name 'Lord of Drinks' is closed. Why, Lord?
I do not give up, and fate rewards me. In the place of WG-bar, where also quite empty, four people still follow the game. Actually they are not true fans. Germany scores the first goal, the second one, the third, the fourth, but nobody screams and applauds. Well, perhaps, the dream team supporters are allowed to be such cool-blooded.
The first half comes to an end, and I run across the bridge to Poland, not spoilt with big football victories. They play with Kazakhstan at the same time. Evening Slubice looks livelier, here the sound of steps is drowned by the fountain murmuring and Polish cussing out. The men near restaurant Anka are dissatisfied with the fact that Poland scored only a goal. They are really true, came in national-colored suits and scarves. Fortunately, in the second half, the Poles scored twice more. Happy fans drink to the health of forward Robert Lewandowski and quickly go home.
23:00, Slubice is deeply dead. Anka is closed, so are Biedronka and Zabka, localy-known markets. The picture is completed by bus 983, which carries the empty space to Bogaterow Plaz. On the other hand, Monday is Monday, basically not the best weekday to explore nightlife.