The craziness and the ...work?
29.02.2012 22 °C
The World Mobile Congress here in Barcelona has been HUGE. What with so much polemic action by various crisis frenzied companies it almost looked like the congress was going to be a disaster for everyone. There were rumors that the Public transport people would be big sports and do a huge strike on the days of the congress causing havoc and chaos with all the international visitors that desperately need to get to the congress grounds.
Luckily, none of these disasters came to fruition and on the whole, it seems like it has been business as normal. This year I would not be surprised to hear that there has been a record of people coming to the congress.
I went to the opera last night to see La Boheme in the Liceu (another event that was destined to be cancelled due to a strike) and afterwards we went to the Ciudad Condal to have dinner. The place was PACKED with congress people, most highly inebriated already and trying to flirt with anything that would walk by. I even was pegged as being one of the azafatas of the event although I am sure that these congress goers had their beer goggles already on.
What is it with going abroad for business that makes people think that they can just go WILD? Is it the frivolous Barcelona air or the free flow of chapagne, wine and beer that follows any congress meeting? Is it the terrible solitude of being on in a vast sea of millions trying to push for your product in one of the romantic cities of the world? In any case, Barcelona is receiving plus points in these moments. Thank you World Mobile and thank goodness the Barcelona officials haven't been stupid enough to pool where they eat by ruining the congress with needless and exasperating strikes.