Holy cow Batman!! It's Mudfest! One of the best times of my Korean life was this past weekend. It is hard to describe in words, so I will let you take a look at the video of about 40 foreigners from my city, Jinju,who took a bus 4 1/2 hours away to Dacheon Beach where the Boryeong Mudfestival was held.
The bus was a norae-bus, which I had no clue even REALLY existed.. totally the bus of my dreams. It is basically like a Greyhound with flashing lights on the ceiling and under the seats, a big screen TV, and karaoke... YES while the bus is moving!!
This YouTube video will help you grasp the down right dirtyness of our weekend!
So after the 4 1/2 hour bus ride, we hung out in the pension (we had a floor of rooms to ourselves, like a mini house) a bit and got settled in, then jumped in the ocean / got carried into the ocean!! The next day we headed to the mudfest, and got covered in.. well.. MUD! There was runny mud, slightly watered down mud, mud slides, mud pits, mud wrestling, mud prisons, mud pools, mud paint, and mud FIGHTS! The mud fight I would have to say was the funnest and the most painful, definitely the highlight of my day. It was SUPER thick mud, and stung like a paintball gun when someone gotcha!
After we got a bit clean, the group kind of split up and got dinner and roamed around the city. THAT is when we made our way to the concert.. we had gotten there right at the end of a Korean group performing, when an announcer wanted some girls to jump on stage. So Christina and I looked at each other and ran up the stairs! It was THE coolest moment of my life, we had NO clue what we were going to have to do. But once the music came on, we KNEW. We just got to dance and have fun... oh yeah, dance in front of HUNDREDS of people!! And there were only about 10 of us on this ginormo stage with an awesome DJ. Faaabulous!
The next day we spent at the beach and riding back home. It was a wicked awesome trip thanks to all of the wicked awesome people that attended! We had an amazing group and it was a b-l-a-s-t!