Wednesday, June 16, 2010
CHI CHI CHI LE LE LE VIVA CHILE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
For anyone who has been living under a rock, today Chile won its first match in the World Cup against Honduras. It's a particularly special event since Chile got back into the World Cup after a 12 year hiatus.
I knew it was going to be a big event, and so I went shopping for some World Cup things to get in the mood to watch the big game. I was considering some hats and shirts, but I didn't want to spend a lot of money. After visiting a bunch of stores with different things, I settled on a few horns and flags and a face paint set with red, white, and blue. Since Erin and I wanted to go out and find things together but didn't manage to follow through with it, I got a set of things for her too.
I would say that about 100 kids were there, and also the faculty and staff. There was artwork out front, and the windows were all covered over so that when the lights were off we could see the game on the large projection screen. Some of the kids were in uniform, but most of them had some combination of red shirts/scarves/face paint etc. There were also a lot of flags and horns. They set up bleachers in the back of the casino and chairs.
Enough of the text, here are some pictures: