Bat Dor joined the throngs:
... There was already some random saint's day festival going on, but people had set up massive speakers and were playing bad-in-a-good-way Italian techno and were waving Italian flags and dancing and - much to my surprise - throwing buckets of water out of upstairs windows. Good thing I was wearing black. ...
Some Hanover Street photos (including one guy dressed as Zidane).
Marianne Mancusi was glad to be there:
... I've never seen anything like it! It was great - so much energy and patriotism! It made me proud to be Italian. ...
Vicki sat in the "French" section on City Hall Plaza:
... It was really fun to be around so many "crazy" soccer people. Too bad France didn't win but when they did score their goal everyone was slapping five and hugging each other. Who doesn't love random high fiving and hugging :-) We decided to duck out early though and find a spot on the side because we didn't want to be in a mosh pit situation. We toyed with the idea of going to the North End to see the craziness but thought differently when we saw the riot police heading over there as a precaution. ...
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