Just having come back to Stockholm from Berlin and the celebrations of Piratenpartei’s great result in Germany (which the New York Times correctly quoted me on as a highscore), I thought I had to share some of it.
Getting bandwidth in the actual party location was a pipe dream at best, which is why I had to be selective and get the best photo out that I could – the one on the “WIN!” article which I also sent to TorrentFreak. It was kind of funny, actually: I had checked before the exit polls arrived, and there was plenty of bandwidth in the air everywhere. Good. Good recon. After the exit polls had arrived, there was not a connection to be found in the air. (I finally got enough to send our press release, and some time later still, post my own article with the photo.)
Anyway, I wanted to share this particular moment with you. It is the magic moment when the exit polls arrive, and people learn of what their real result looks like for the first time. You can hear the results being read, and some cheering as FDP get a bad result (the FDP is a party that claimed they were liberal and then shaped policy that was anything but, so the Piratenpartei held a particular grudge against them). Then come the results of the Piratenpartei.
Enough said. Just watch: