Archive for 20. April 2010

Blowing the Vuvuzela

Tuesday, 20. April 2010

Over the weekend  I had some time to practice – it is not as difficult as expected. So with some dedication you can learn it between arriving here and the first game you watch.

For practicing put your lips inside the mouthpiece and almost make a ‘farting’ sound. You have to relax your cheeks and let your lips vibrate inside the mouthpiece. As soon as you get that trumpeting sound, blow harder until you reach a full blast.

You get the Vuvuzelas almost everywhere these days, from about ZAR 30.–. Prices vary pretty much depending on the finish. There are the simple unicolor examples, and those printed with national colors of a participating nation; others display national colors through a textile cover coat, while the most laborious coats are made of hundreds if not thousands very small beads.

You may want to buy one from the hawkers on almost every corner. Since they will suffer from FIFA’s “district Nein” (I will cover this theme next weekend latest) you may want to help them make their living.