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football match

Went to a Brazillian Football (soccer to the Americans) Match.  Supposedly this stadium at one time held over 200,000 screaming, crazed fans.  The day i went, Botofogo vs some other team, there were 50,000 fans.  A very intense experience.  The Brazillians love their football.  It was a semi-final match with the winner moving on.  The home team won 3 to 1.  The skill of the players was amazing.

Every sunday night a company called ¨be a local¨ takes gringos out to the favela funk party.  Basically, they take you to a huge warehouse-club thingie, which apparently holds 4,000 people.  You get there about midnight and the club ends about 4am.  It gets pretty hot and smelly with huge crowds constantly pushing.  The bar is too crowded to get a drink from, and they usually run out of beer.  All the guys walk around with their shirts off and try to pull every attractive girl that walks by them.  There was a VIP area for the people that signed up for the be a local tour, but at the end of the night, most people broke through that barrier, and made the vip area crowded as well.

However, after saying all the negative, i still would recommend it to anyone who has yet to do it.

Quote of the day:  I had a very American experience last night.

 

pinchora says:
Oh my gosh...Futball games are so much fun!!! my first pro sporting even to ever watch in person was in Honduras when I saw the honduran vs romania game! It was unbelievable! =)
Posted on: Aug 25, 2007
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football match
football match
Botofogo
Botofogo
stadium lights
stadium lights
van to favala funk party
van to favala funk party
at favala funk
at favala funk
can you see all the people below?
can you see all the people below?
a little too much at the party
a little too much at the party