Saturday, June 14, 2014

What does #SoccerFever in Times Square New York City with the @NewYorkRedBulls look like? Check it out! #VZWBuzz

The New York Red Bulls and New York City Bloggers Times Square New York #VZWBuzz #SoccerFever

Above: The New York Red Bulls Players, Times Square in New York City

The Verizon Team hit Times Square in New York City to surprise everyone with Face Painting and a visit from The New York Red Bulls! Verizon invited a group of New York City Bloggers to cover the scene at Times Square and then watch the Brazil vs Croatia game at a local Dave & Busters!

The photo highlights from this one are just too much for one post, so I gave this event its own dedicated pinterest board, I'm posting a few photos here and you can check out the rest via Ascending Butterfly's Pinterest Page.

As you know New Yorker's are far from shy, so it didn't take long to draw a crowd, but the very first person to approach us, was someone from Brazil who came up to the group and spoke to us in a very animated Portuguese, I think the collective look of confusion made her switch to English and then we all were able to easily switch to Spanish, here is a picture of that moment:

She was thrilled we were rooting for Brazil, and the team colors and spirit that were on display gave her a taste of home, while reminding me exactly why I love this city, you never know who you will meet! Chance encounters in New York City are part of what make it so fun to live here.

The New York Red Bulls showed off their skills and even invited the crowd to join in, here is someone who was brave enough to show their skills:

Even kids got in on the action:

Above: First her mom learned the trick, and then she wanted to learn it to! (remember you can check out more shots via Pinterest - where they will also load in full size!)

Above: Let's just say New York Bloggers know this little cutie quite well, even the team couldn't resist her!

I couldn't resist getting a shot with The New York Red Bulls:

The New York Red Bulls and New York Based Bloggers #VZWBuzz #SoccerFever
That's me standing in the middle of The New York Red Bulls sporting my Brazil shirt and cool Shades!

And eventually we all headed out to a local Dave & Busters (who seemed pretty daunted by the size of our party!) here are some photos:

Dave & Busters Times Square New York City

Coronarita Corona Margarita Cocktail Dave & Busters

Above: This bad boy is called a 'Coronarita' - yep, it's a Corona inside a Margarita!

Thankfully with Verizon you can keep track of the games while on the go and never miss a beat! If you want to see more photos of the team, check out our Pinterest Page!

How many Soccer fans do we have in our Ascending Butterfly community? Let us know by posting a comment here telling us your favorite team! (Is there a team butterfly? LOL)

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  1. Look like you guys had a great time.I'm not a big fan of soccer but it's nice to know that you can take your take you favorite games and show anyhere you go, I' looking t that yummy Coronarita' and all I can say is GOALLL !!!

    1. @Big Happy Buddha - New York is definitely a busy and exciting city, I had a great time!

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  2. it was a great time Tracy, awesome blog post!


    1. @Monica Vila - Thanks for including us, it was a fun day! :-)

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  3. My daughter would fip to be there with you!! She's a huge soccer fan!

    1. @Maria - Your daughter definitely would have loved this! The New York Red Bulls were super fun and enjoyed teaching everyone their soccer tricks and tips!

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