26 June 2010
World Cup in Johannesburg
Those vuvuzelas were of big concern to me before I went and I wanted them banned along with most of the international media and a lot of fans (but mostly foreigners). In the end I made peace with them (a.k.a. EARPLUGS) and it turned out not to be a problem at all! The whole controversy about banninng them because they are so incredibly loud was a tough call because the vuvuzelas are a South African tradition at sporting events. It would have been quite an affront to ban them. All I can say is that I'm glad I had good earplugs.
The fans were mostly rooting for the US team which made it really fun for us.