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American Football? Sheesh, not a Clue. Soccer? Our Life!

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If there is something that Peruvians most likely will never understand (or better said, will never care about learning) is American Football. I guess we keep ourselves too busy tracking soccer around the world to think about learning about a new sport. Not to underestimate or not appreciate the American sport, but soccer is in our blood, we grow up with it since we are very little. It touches our heart. Alianza Lima (with colors blue and white) and Universitario (yellow beige) are the two “classic” teams and big rivals regardless of time.

Even myself being a girl while I was in Peru I would go to the soccer games in Matute (home of Alianza Lima), the National Stadium (Estadio Nacional), or for a few times when it was just built the Monumental Stadium (Estadio Monumental, home of Universitario). I was the girl sitting, waving, jumping, singing, or whatever made sense at the stadium on the Western side with my family, or my dad at the minimum. And as a fan for Alianza Lima, I still remember the songs you’d scream to cheer up the team. The group of really huge fans (largely guys) will be in the South side of the stadium called “Trinchera Sur” or as we say in Alianza “Comando Sur”.

Every time I go back to Peru, I try to go to a game where Alianza is playing, and if it is a “classic” game, even better! Arriba Alianza!

Today, for instance, a “classic” game took place in Matute and sadly Alianza lost 2-1 to Universitario, but we are still fighting to get in a good position in the second half of the year games called “Clausura”. With this win, Universitario can still hope to get the #7 position in the chart. Here is the story from the biggest publication in Peru, El Comercio (it’s in Spanish though but if you’d like to check out the video).

This game will be available on Monday, December 1 via Fox Sports at 7:30 pm if you’d like to check it out!

Written by Catherine Castro

November 29, 2008 at 7:49 pm

Cindy Lauper Just Wrapped Up Her Tour Stop in Peru

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Cindy Lauper just finished her stop by Lima, Peru presenting her “Bring Ya to Brink” South American tour. Today Saturday Nov 29 she will be in Venezuela. Other countries her tour includes are Chile and Argentina. More than 6,000 fans convened at the National Stadium (Estadio Nacional) in Lima where she performed her 80’s hits “Time after Time” and “Girls Just Want to Have Fun”, as the newspaper El Comercio reports. includes a brief press statement by Lauper:

“I’m tired, but happy. People have been telling me about Machu Picchu but I won’t be able to go. I’ve also been told about Peruvian food and I’m going to try it.”

Hopefully on her way to the airport she got some chicken from Pardo’s, and a good pisco sour…at least!

Written by Catherine Castro

November 29, 2008 at 12:08 pm

Iron Maiden Fan and Visiting Lima? Mark Your Calendar: March 26, 2009

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The long-awaited confirmation of Iron Maiden stopping by Peru as part of their Latin American tour is finally here! If you are a fan, they will be at the National Stadium (Estadio Nacional) on March 26.

According to an article from Peru’s largest print publication El Comercio, the show will be similar to those the band does in Europe, including 5 Eddies (the group’s pet), fireworks, and 12 tons of equipment they will bring in the Ed Force One, the plane that will be flown by Bruce Dickinson himself.

Written by Catherine Castro

November 29, 2008 at 10:34 am