I Don’t Know About You, But I’m Sure Ready For Some Brotherly Love…

23 Jul

…so I’m headed off to the city named for it. Let’s hope it brings some extra special bromancing.  It’s 10:00 AM and already 90 degrees. Ugh. The only positive thing about this heat is that for once, Iker may not wear Under Armor and if that happens, my camera will certainly be ready. Here are the boys checking into the Ritz Carlton. I see Fabio has, sadly, not lost that hat yet and The Ramos, in tribute to American frat boys everywhere, has opted for a backwards baseball cap style.  Lovely homage, sir!  Lots of hardy Madridistas were out last night to welcome the boys.

unamadridista has more pictures and video over on her site. Nobody does it better, so go and have a look.  Well, it’s pretty much time for me to get my act together. Gotta run some quick errands before I gather my girls and head out.  Let’s hope we survive the heat and the fact that this trip is serving as the combo birthday/bachelorette party for watishista! shiggers.  Let’s hope we don’t get heat stroke, arrested or both.  We’ll be back tomorrow undoubtedly with many tales to tell (and this time, I’ll tell them)! HALA MADRID!

21 Responses to “I Don’t Know About You, But I’m Sure Ready For Some Brotherly Love…”

  1. Maisoun July 23, 2011 at 10:12 am #

    Safe trip Lozil! And to all the Watishistas heading to Philly!!

    • headbandsandheartbreak July 23, 2011 at 10:15 am #

      We’re going to miss you so much! WAHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! But I know you and Sergio have that secret rendezvous planned (nice “back pains” excuse you came up with, girl!) so I’m happy for you!

      ::gasp:: OMG! I wasn’t supposed to tell the world about that, was I? 😉

      • Maisoun July 23, 2011 at 10:20 am #

        Im gonna miss you guys too!! 😦 Have an amaysing time, as Iker would say haha

        Oh well this is HB&HB, bringing breaking news to Watishista’s since…Jan ’11 lol 😛

  2. notoriousjk July 23, 2011 at 10:17 am #

    Have a great time….the city of brotherly love my arse though. I’ve encountered some of the rudest sports fans there ever. Hopefully you will encounter none of them

    • headbandsandheartbreak July 23, 2011 at 10:22 am #

      I’m pretty confident that we can take ’em if they try. 🙂

    • emily July 23, 2011 at 11:44 pm #

      Seriously – Philly fans have actually booed and thrown snowballs at Santa Claus.

      • headbandsandheartbreak July 25, 2011 at 4:27 pm #

        I met some that were…unpleasant, to say the least and heard tales that were much worse than mine. But there are arseholes everywhere. I’m sure there are some super sweet Union fans. We did meet some nice people.

  3. maddy July 23, 2011 at 10:20 am #

    its times like these that i feel like i was born in the wrong country

    • headbandsandheartbreak July 23, 2011 at 10:23 am #

      We’ll miss you too, Maddy! I wish everyone could be there with us. But look at it this way, at least you don’t have to sit there in over 100 degree heat, right?

      • maddy July 23, 2011 at 10:30 am #

        ahhh…when i was in pakistan we were treated to 8 months a year of over 40 deg C with peaks of 50 deg c!!! its monsooning in SL now, love it! make sure you super drool all over mesut tonight…dont miss the opportunity!

        • headbandsandheartbreak July 23, 2011 at 11:05 am #

          I hope I can stay hydrated enough to produce drool! I’ll try to get some good Mesut shots for you.

          • maddy July 24, 2011 at 3:37 am #

            YOU GOT TO SEE OZIL SCORE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

            • headbandsandheartbreak July 25, 2011 at 4:25 pm #

              I did! I risked brain melt but it was 100% worth it. HE WAS AMAZING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I squealed for both of us. 🙂

              • maddy July 26, 2011 at 5:00 am #

                ooo thanks… i think that would have been the point where i invaded the pitch and flung myself at him. 😀

  4. Katherine July 23, 2011 at 10:38 am #

    Do you know if they are going straight to the airport after the game? How would I go about “following” them?

    • headbandsandheartbreak July 23, 2011 at 11:07 am #

      According to una, they’re heading straight to the airport post-game. As for following them, I have no clue – I’m not much for that sort of thing. I guess you would have to head out straight after the game and take a guess as to where to find them in the airport. Doesn’t sound feasible with post-game traffic and security. If you’re hell bent on meeting them, your best bet would be to hang out at the Ritz Carlton. They have to leave at some point in the evening to head to the stadium. Undoubtedly there will be other fans there who will have the scoop.

  5. panama July 23, 2011 at 12:39 pm #

    Have a great trip and enjoy the game! I’m lloking forward to some first hand impressions of the boys 🙂

    Hope you survive the heat – maybe you could send some sun and warmth my way? Northern Europe is freezing, feels almost like November here 😦

    • headbandsandheartbreak July 25, 2011 at 4:35 pm #

      I wished I was in Northern Europe on Saturday. Or that I could have taken the hotel swimming pool to the match with me. That would have made life so much more tolerable. It was brutal.

      • panama July 25, 2011 at 5:23 pm #

        I can imagine, it looked aweful in the pictures.
        But I still need to whine about the weather here – 15 degrees Celsius (that’s 59 Fahrenheit according to my converter) and rain for three weeks straight is simply NOT acceptable in July!

  6. HermosaChica July 23, 2011 at 1:50 pm #

    Yay!! I hope you all have fun!!! Make sure you take along a portable drainage system for all the drool. 😉

    But please, PLEASE kidnap the boys, for all of us! Or at least chase them around the pitch 😀 Pweease??? As a birthday present?? 😀 Haha, for the first time I really appreciate the massive time difference since it means that the boys with be playing on the next day, which is my birthday *happy dance*

    • headbandsandheartbreak July 25, 2011 at 4:34 pm #

      Happy belated birthday! I’m sorry I didn’t get to snag any of the boys for you or chase them around. I was busy having a heat related breakdown. But I chased them for you in my head, oh yes I did! 😉

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