Monday, November 17, 2008

Piano Man Does Korea

On Saturday night we went to Olympic Stadium for a Billy Joel concert. I hadn't been to an indoor concert since MC Hammer in the late eighties! Anyway, here was the view of the stadium, where Seoul also hosted the Olympics in 1988:For some reason, I assumed that the food vendors would sell standard stadium fare - burgers, beer, pizza, fries, hot dogs. Instead, vendors sold street food from makeshift stands:Concert-goers dined on ramen, tteokpokki, soup, extra greasy dough-covered hot dogs, and canned Cass Beer. Could you imagine trying to take a bowl of soup back to your seat?

4 comments:

Tia said...

Hope you enjoyed the concert! And, that was a good question.. soup doesn't seem like concert fare.

MandyKat said...

The concert was great! The music was relaxing but kind of depressing (Allentown, Piano Man). I wish he had played Uptown Girl. I guess he's too old for that song.

Rebecca said...

That is SO funny about selling soup at a concert. No indoor concerts since MC Hammer? May I remind you of the Cowboy Junkies at UB, or do you not count that one since you left and went out to sit in the car?? :)

MandyKat said...

Becky - I forgot about that concert! Anyway, it didn't seem 'real' since they played on UB Campus!