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KICKTV Euro Trip 2012: On the Dutch Bus: Holland Fans Parade INSANITY

Posted: 06/26/2012 6:11 pm

Though I'm no longer ever-present in Poland and Ukraine immersing myself amongst the multitudes of dedicated fans, who traveled great distances to show their unwavering support for their countries, I still have some great stories to share from my Euro Trip 2012. With the steady guidance, creativity, and diligence of my posse, which consists of producer, Michael Milberger, and shooter/editor, Sam Winter, we have put together another great round of videos for your viewing pleasure.

The first installment to emerge from our post-trip euphoria is of my time with the incredibly passionate Dutch fans ahead of their final group game against Portugal in Kharkiv, Ukraine. Led by Bartje and Harm, the ringleaders behind the magical "Oranje" bus, which follows the Dutch national team to every event, no matter what continent, I got to participate in a four mile walk from the Fan Zone to the stadium with thousands and thousands of other fans in what they dubbed, "The Dutch Parade." Despite the fact that my feet were killing me when we finally arrived to our destination, I was overwhelmed, yet again, by the power of positivity at this event as the happiness of the Oranje Army brought a smile to everyone's face that included the citizens of Kharkiv, who really had no choice in the matter, and even fans of Portugal! In short, it's a spectacle that needs to be seen to be believed so I'll stop using my words to describe it and let you watch below. I miss being there already.

 

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