I’M leaving London. They say it’s the greatest city in the world with its art galleries and all the things to do you read about in Time Out but never go to, but Magdeburg in Germany looks a far more fun place to be. As we shared on Twitter last week, the fans of the Magdeburg football team took neon arrows to a match to show the players exactly where the goal was. If London was any good, Chelsea fans would have been helping Fernando Torres with such visual guides by now.
But it’s not just about the soccerball team and their top grade jesting. This town is fun, fun, fun. The next video may just be another team covering Jay-Z and Alicia Keys and it’s not as good as Newport State Of Mind because I can’t speak German and who knows what they are actually singing? They might be high on drugs, disguising a secret hatred for the place. More likely, the people of Magdeburg love Magdeburg, they adore it – however rubbish their football team is. Watch, they’ve got a pride of women dressed up as Scottish widows doing dance routines behind a rapper, people doing cartwheels, a man in a cap who can moonwalk on a bridge, trams, a beach, young people kissing. And it’s always sunny in Magdeburg – or MD, as the youngsters call it. Let’s all move to Magdeburg. Or if we can’t do that, let’s at least, at least, twin Camden with this place.