|I'm actually just posing with Chris' beer to "look" cool.. I started drinking much later!|
After a quick run in the morning, we left Jukjeon station just past noon. The events in the D-Cube plaza near Sindorim station were set to being at 12:30pm so we had planned to arrive fashionably late (or more likely to pace ourselves). However, when we met up with our usual accomplices, Chris and Bri, they already had a drink in hand. A few short subway stops later, our friend Barry met up with and and we set out, all sporting green attire, to conquer the Irish festival.
|Chris and Bri showing the love!! This pic is from later... But it let's imagine where we are headed!|
|Find Chris and Bri|
Back at the festival, a Korean U2 tribute band had invaded the stage and was rocking out all of the classics. Jen and I decided to get in line to get our faces painted with some traditional Gaelic symbols. A few beers later, I was sitting in front of my face-paint artist, waving my phone at her to show her what I wanted to get. Until then, all the people had a small symbol painted on their cheeks... but that was not for me. I wanted the whole package! Luckily, after a few "OMGs", she accepted my request and I happily ended up with this (to say that beer clouded my judgement might be an understatement):
|Me: This is what I want; Korean lady: Oh My God!|
|Jen's art... Somehow butterflies are Irish now.. just like the rest of us on this day!|
We then met back with Bri, Barry, and Chris, who was in a very very "happy" mood! Our friends Katie and Mary showed up a few moments later with even more people to complete our party of extraordinary people. On stage, some Korean Irish dancers were dancing up a storm with the huge congregation cheering them on, all compulsorily clad in green. The atmosphere was very jovial with the sun shinning bright over the vast crowd of intoxicated foreigners. When a traditional Irish group took to the stage, Jen and I decided to come down from the bleachers and participate in the Gaelic dancing happening on the floor. We met up with yet more friends who were also shaking their @$$ to the convivial Irish melodies produced by the band. We were all undoubtedly having a jolly good ol' time!
|Dancing and singing with Chris|
|Dancing with Niko|
|Yes random lady, you can take a picture with me|
As I was researching what to do on St. Patty's Day in Korea, I came across this video that definitely put a smile on my lips. I thought I would share it with you! Enjoy!