Friday, May 4, 2012

Peru Visits Peru Again

The Sheriff and I at Cotty's

Crystal Beer, Sponsor of Peru's National Soccer Team

Flavio (top left) and Jorge (bottom left) plus Logan and I

Bill Clemente, Jack Whistler, and Logan Mertz

On Sunday, March 11, Logan Mertz, Jack Whistler, Karl the Sheriff, and I spent eight hours helping film a commercial for Crystal Beer, a popular Peruvian brew that serves as the major sponsor for the Peruvian National Soccer Team.

While 'el equipo inca' has not reached the World Cup for quite a number of years, hopes run high that this team will qualify for the World Cup in Brazil in 2014.

So the team generates considerable enthusiasm in Peru, leading the coach of the team
to announce that all Peruvians are members of the team, including, as matters turn out, one of us who took part in that great "documentary" made last March here in Peru, and which has drawn over two million hits and continues to win major awards.

And, of course, the video's sensational popularity resulted in my trip with Logan to Peru this summer sponsored by a popular television station in Lima--the trip got featured on Peruvian television.If you have not seen these videos, just go to the previous links and enjoy the fun.



At any rate, we four "characters" featured in the documentary now got invited to join
the Peruvian Soccer Team. 

And the exciting, stunning, and artistically wonderful commercial aired on the night of 4 May. 

Although Sheriff Karl got selected, a superb choice, I will count myself a member of the Peruvian National Soccer Team until El Mago  tells me "no way, causa!!"
As one of my Peruvian friends noted, if I got into better shape, El Mago just might put me on the team as an alternate!

I posted photographs  and a video from the making of the commercial; alas, the battery went dead on the movie camera before we got to all the drinking!

And a couple weeks ago, a television crew came here to film a short one year after the famous video show; just look at my Peru and Peru Appreciation Day blog entry for photographs of that event and follow the links, one of which leads to the fun television spot that drew nearly seven hundred new friends to my Facebook page.

Who knows what will happen next! 

On May 8,  Peruanosenusa Lajuerga posted a new video compiled from many of my photographs from the past year "with" Peru.


Anonymous said...

I love this blog thank you to love us as we love you!!sandra

Anonymous said...

thank you for this blog.... y que viva el PERU!!! we love you!!! Mila.