Tuesday, December 19, 2006
Cheers for Tito - finally
Karl Dickmann has been putting the Australian stand at Frankfurt together for 27 years. He’s the ‘go to’ man for Aussies on set-up day, and not just because of his uncanny ability to produce tape, scissors, trolleys and other useful tools out of thin air. He has also been known to dispense refreshment. This year’s tipple came in a bottle with a label no-one could decipher but apparently the contents was sufficient strong to calm the nerves of even the most highly-strung rights manager. Dickmann identified the bottle as Yugoslavian fire-water purchased 26 years ago to celebrate the death of Marshall Tito. I hope it was worth the 26-year wait.