Tuesday, June 15, 2010

World Cup 2010 In seoul

The world cup started this past weekend and there was a lot to celebrate about! On friday night Inge and i decided to meet a few people at the Olympic Stadium in Seoul and check out the kick off of the world cup. This event was sponsored by the Mexican embassy and Hyundai! To our surprise there was more than just a screen broadcasting the games there was a small concert put on by "Afterschool" a Korean girl band and "Big bang" a Korean boy band. They are BIG out here... the equivalent to Backstreet boys and Destiny's child in the US (back in my day, I'm not very familiar with current pop artists). Ironically I had spoken to a few of the 16 year old girls here at the school and they were giving me the 411 on these groups, how amazing they are, and how CUTE G-Dragon (from BIG BANG) was. So I kinda sorta knew a little bit... but if I had any doubt on how popular these bands were It was completely gone when I heard the screeching cries of the teenage girls...

Avocado sandwiches yummmm... our din during the game 


<--Sitting on the ground waiting for the GOALS!

The next day the girls and I decided to go back to Seoul for round 2 of the World Cup extravaganza! This time we were ready to see how Korea destroyed Greece 2-0!!! It was Insane the energy at Coex mall was unbelievable. They closed off the streets, put up 3 large screens in different locations with the game, and even had another band playing. All in all it was a rush to see how the usually tame and calm Koreans reacted to the annihilation of the Greek team. ASSAAAAHH!!!

Smile ^-^


Our final game was the England vs. US game. That was a good game definitely felt the tension between the Brits and the Americans when we were at Scrooges. Lots of smack talking was going on!

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