I got together yesterday to watch the match with my English friend Joe and I was quite surprised to walk into a bar in downtown Baltimore and see so many people wearing their England jerseys... for a second there I contemplated taking off my Trinidad hat but I held firm. There must have been 75 England fans and 3 Trinidad supporters so for the first time in my life I got to experience being an opposing sports fan in an unfriendly place. Sadly as we all know, my adopted team lost 2-0 but I was proud of their performace and from what I read online I could see that those in the tiny island nation were proud as well... and I guess that's all that really matters.
Now I know that those who come to this site are looking for Jamaican music but in honor of the boys representing Trinidad I present the Soca Warrior's unofficial theme "Fighter" by the artist Maximus Dan. Now don't get me wrong, I'm not a fan of soca and you'll probably never see me posting another track from this genre, but it's my small tribute.
Thanks Trinidad and Tobago for making this World Cup exciting... at least for me. It was fun while it lasted. Hopefully they'll give it another shot in 2010 but if the time comes and Jamaica beats them and goes on to represent the Caribbean I definitely won't be complaining.
Maximus Dan - Fighter
A side note - when I was leaving the bar in a sea of English jerseys a photographer with a massive camera focused on me and took a shot... I wonder if that pic will surface somewhere locally?