For those who are not familiar with soccer (or el fútbol, as it is called here), you don’t have to know Spanish to know when a goal is made–it is yelled pretty much as you see in the title above! Besides our first soccer game, we have had a couple of other GOLs the past couple of weeks!
First of all, Jeff gave a presentation on contemporary music for tuba for the Seminario de Música Contemporánea at the school a week ago on Friday. He rocked! It did not seem like many people had heard much contemporary tuba playing, so they really enjoyed it and asked lots of questions. And Jeff did it all in Spanish–he was so great!
Next successful thing: Jeff’s birthday, which was on Wednesday, Oct. 26! We did not do anything too exciting, but had a really nice day walking around and relaxing.
And finally, we went to our first fútbol game last Saturday! My grant organization is going to periodically organize enrichment activities for those of us here and this was the first one. We went to the Estadio Azteca for the game, which is more towards the outskirts of the city. We had to take the metro to the end of the blue line and then hop on a train to get to the stadium.
I can’t even describe how many people were there! Walking into the stadium was completely overwhelming.
We had really good seats to watch Chivas vs. América.
The fans were very supportive. There were fans on both sides that waved flags the entire game.
In the end, Chivas did win and the game as a whole was so much fun! We will definitely try to go to more games while we’re here. I’m not a huge sports fan, but watching soccer on TV is fun and it is even better live 🙂