Narration Essay- Soccer Passion

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Luis del Portal
EAP1640 TR 6:30-9:15
Dr. Jose Macia
October 20, 2010
Essay# 3 (Narration Essay)

Soccer Passion

Since I have use of reason I like soccer. I was born in Peru, but I was raised in Colombia. By that time Peru had a great soccer team, better than Colombian team, and I was very proud about it. My favorite soccer team in Colombia was Independiente Santa Fe. I was a few days to celebrate my 11 birthday and my father took me and my brother to “Nemesio Camacho” stadium, “El Campin” in Bogota, Colombia, to see the most important game in Colombian soccer, capital’s classic, Independiente Santa Fe vs Atletico Millonarios, in street language santafe-millos. It was April 29, 1979, and I didn’t know, but I was going to see the best all time game between both teams. My first visit to a soccer game will change forever a simple affection on a great passion, a great “soccer passion.”

El Campin stadium in Bogota, Colombia is located on 30th road, one of the most important streets in Bogota. It is a modern stadium, even today. This day, Sunday April 29, 1979, started very early for my brother and me, I was very excited about the game and see it in the stadium. Every minute looks like one hour, that day ran so slowly, my brother and I were counting the seconds to go at the game. It was around 1 pm when we went out to the stadium, and when we arrived it was full of people, cars and, sellers. You can smell people’s passion. There were a lot of sellers selling memories about each team, t-shirts, food and too many things more. The atmosphere was really hot.

When we went inside the stadium, I felt a power sensation. Everything looks like it was going to be an amazing day. The stadium was full, people were singing songs from their teams, they cried their favorite soccer player names, and they cried that their team will be the winner. In some spots people with noisy stereos were dancing tropical songs and they showed with their t-shirts with their...
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