It snowed on the lawn of Metropolitan Stadium in Barranquilla for almost half an hour thanks to a giant white mat on which marched two thousand 100 dancers and singers to show the cultural wealth of the country, organized yesterday XVIII U-20 World Cup.
Overwhelmed with emotion and many tears 50 000 spectators who filled the bleachers of the arena chanted "In Barranquilla I stay," which immortalized the chorus with music singer Joe Arroyo, who died last Wednesday in his hometown.
From La Guajira, in the far north to the Amazon, the viewer displays presented folk dances of different countries and cultural equivalence in a play of color, rhythm and plenty of seductive cadence infection.
The book 'A New Dawn', the choreographer Rosanna Lignarolo was the official preamble U20 World Cup, which will have 52 matches in eight different cities and end on August 20 in Bogota.
On the table blank presentation began with a sunrise in the Amazon and ended with the overflowing joy of thunderous fireworks at dusk full Caribbean, the region in which it stands proud Barranquilla.
But before the end of the cultural shows to give way to football, there were electrical and swift passage through the regions of the eastern plains and the Andean region, and the various traces of the essence and the Pacific ocean.
The mat as white as giant gave the feeling of being part of a land of high winter temperatures almost eternal.
Two hundred people spread out and picked up the canvas with expertise to protect the court, which overcame a second day of harassment from the rain.
Metropolitan Stadium, home to four of the six matches in Group E, comprising selections from Brazil, Egypt, Austria and Panama, was an investment in reforms of the order of 23 billion pesos, or about 13.1 million dollars.