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DC Nightlife......Get Ready For World Cup Fever!  

World Cup Fever is about to take over DC Nightlife! Get ready for a wild ride as Panorama Productions and Ultrabar play host to the 2010 World Cup Kick off party!

 If not for The Spice Girls who’s “Posh Spice” eventually brought David Beckham and his underwear campaign into trash magazines, I would know zero about soccer.  Technically, I still know zero about soccer, I just know one soccer player and more about his Cologne and tattoos than his prowess on the field.  The closest I came to soccer was on a pee wee league before I was old enough to make decisions about what activities filled my afternoons and those memories are about as distant as my own birth. Yet, World Cup fever is about to hit DC Nightlife, so I am trying to get prepared.........Here we go!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 So, the World Cup is apparently upon us and I couldn’t be more clueless.  Of course Ultrabar, never one to miss the opportunity to throw a party will celebrate the World Cup with a series of events.

In an effort to broaden my horizons, of course I turned to my fail safe, Google and Bing.  To my amazement it’s a huge deal.  Who knew?  The World Cup is like the Olympics, but for just soccer.  The next World Cup will be held in South Africa, between June 11 and July 11 2010.  Held every four years, the World Cup is the most widely-viewed sporting event in the world,  (says Wikipedia) where an estimated 715.1 million people watched the final match of the 2006 World Cup held in Germany.  That’s a lot of people, though I was not one of them, it got me thinking…

Is this really true?  In comparison… 

The 2008 Beijing Olympic Games attracted the largest global TV audience ever.  Between August 8 and August 24, 2008, 4.7 billion viewers — or 70% of the world’s population — tuned in to watch the Games, according to Nielsen.  In comparison, 3.9 billion watched the 2004 Athens Games, while 3.6 billion followed the 2000 Sydney Games on TV. 
 
So that’s obviously more, but that is for the entirety of the games.  However, it was also recorded that 1 Billion people watched the opening ceremonies for the Beijing Olympic Games in 2008.  
 

I know these numbers are huge, but they are hard to grasp without a frame of reference.  There are 309,312,891 people in the United States of America. If everyone in the U.S. lined up single file, the line would stretch around the Earth almost 7 times. That's a lot of people. In comparison to things that apply to my world, it was estimated that 43 million people watched the Oscars this year in the US.  American Idol is reported to attract over 63 million votes and Led Zeppelin have sold over 110 million albums in the United States alone.  It was also just reported that over 400 million hate Justin Bieber (you can quote me on that one).  

Though Ultrabar holds about 800 people, you can be one of the lucky ones to celebrate the kickoff event for the World Cup on June 4, 2010.  Chroma (the VIP 3rd floor ) will host the event with DJ Saam spinning Dance, house, international, Hip Hop and a few  soccer anthems.  There will also be free admission all night for those wearing a team jersey.  World Cup games will be aired on each of our flatscreeens and an authentic jersey giveaway contest will also be held.  Drink specials will include $3 Guinness and $4 Dos Equis beer, $6 rum and cokes and $6 Café Paton shots.  For VIP TABLE RESERVATIONS CALL 202-638-4663 or email us at info@ultrabardc.com


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