Players went to a concert - level 3

Players went to a concert - level 3

01-03-2013 14:00

Basketball and classical music are not an obvious mix. So when the stars of Turkish side Anadolu Efes were dragged to a concert in Istanbul, they feared the worst. Cue bored expressions, players checking watches etc. One was even asleep. And then things start to get strange.

The orchestra launches into a Turkish pop song. Members of the audience start getting up and joining in, all caught on hidden cameras as it’s a set-up.

For those not getting the joke yet, the house lights dip. When they come back up again, the audience turns into a cheering crowd, waving flags and scarves in Anadolu Efes's colors. It’s all part of a new advertising campaign to help promote the team.

Interesting words: cue (obvious), set-up (something prepared), dip (become less).

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