With just a few days away until the big kick-off, every man and his dog is struck down by World Cup fever.
For those of us not lucky enough to be going to South Efrica, the clock is ticking down on where to pitch our tent for the big games. For real footy anoracs (Hi Reub!), make that where to watch all the games. Yup, even New Zealand v Slovakia.
Upstep World Cup Carnival 2010, the brainchild of west London events guru Luke Gamble, which is shaping up to be the best bet in the west by a country mile.
Gamble and co have block booked the cavernous Shepherds Bush Pavilion (which recently hosted a series of sellout Secret Cinema performances) for the whole tournament and will be showing all the key clashes, including all the En-Ger-Land group games starting with the clash with the soccerball Yanks this Saturday.
At the Pav, there'll be no straining your neck and squinting your peepholes to see a tiny screen at the other side of the pub. Instead, expect a mammoth 16 metre HD screen complete with booming surround sound.
Besides the on-screen action there'll be a plethora of other attractions going down at the Pav; live DJ sets (Stanton Warriors, The Nextmen etc etc), CNN reporters in the building, brass bands, cheerleaders, popcorn, World Cup fancy dress and ... get this ... themed food. Make mine an Ivorian stew.
Check out all the deets here and book tix here See ya'll there!