Sunday, November 16, 2008

A Stroll in the Park

Yesterday evening after dinner, the team went for a stroll through the nearby park (with a walking police escort). The girls walked around a bit before reaching the giant temporary stage set up on the far end of the park. The Chile Reality Festival was a collection of local talent - from traditional dancers, to a 12-piece band that played disco hits, to hip-hop dancers to cheerleaders.

Needless to say, the American girls were a big hit with the local crowd. Though none of the players speak Spanish, they quickly made friends with a group of high school-aged girls, teaching them variations of the high five.

Event organizers quickly took notice of the Americans as they took a lot of photos and signed some autographs. So they did what any smart event organizer would do - called them onstage. The players went up on stage to a great ovation and then individually introduced themselves.

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