A few weeks ago I had a special encounter with Korean culture. I was told that on September 10 and 11th there was going to e the KoYon Games. What is it exactly? It’s a sport competition in which my University Korea Univ and Yonsei Univ compete with in other in Baseball, Hockey, Basketball, Rugby and Soccer. All the student were expected to go and cheer for KU and exchange students as well. So they told us that we will have a meeting before to help us. I thought it was going to be a short meeting were we would learn a few team songs but it was a lot more elaborated then that it was more like Cheering Boot Camp 2010 LOL.
We ended up learning not only songs, chants, dances and we practice for like 4 and a half hours non-stop… it was worse than a aerobic class. They had power-rangers look-alike to boost us (like cheerleaders) and confetti, flames thrower, smoke and all. and that was just practice.
THEN… it was the real thing for 2 days!! I was sooo dead at night after the whole day cheering, almost not even having time to sit and eat. but after we went drinking until early morning and then back to the stadiums for so more cheering. We even chanted for an hour and a half BEFORE the game even started lol also please note that the videos I post here are the one when it wasn’t too “crazy” because at times I couldn’t even record anything, everybody just grabbing me from all directions and jumping all around haha
As you can witness nobody is really watching the games lol
Anyway I really felt I was witnessing something particular that I won’t see again probably. During those 2 physically draining days, I had so much fun. I lost my voice but I made friends.
Next time I will talk about the after party of the KoYon Games. It was as memorable…
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