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Adventure to Cultureport in Seoul

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When I was little, the airport was somewhere I could go to an exotic place like Guam. Just a couple years ago, the airport was the station from which I went to school or came back home; I studied in the states for college. After graduation, I thought the airport would again become a place that would transport me to foreign lands. I was wrong. After recently visiting Incheon Airport, I discovered something new: it’s a place to feel excitement.

On June 30th, I went to the airport to pick up my friend visiting me from Beijing. From the shuttle to the gate, everything was normal: convenient and comfortable shuttle, many bus stops, nice modern terminal. However, the normality ended once the gate was opened.

The grey sky of the rainy season reflecting on the windows and walls made everything glow with a metallic luster. The live orchestra created fantastical imagery and made me feel as if I was in the middle of a cloud. The music filled up the entire terminal and attracted diverse people: travelers, visitors and even airport employees. I still had some time so I walked over to the stage set in the Millennium Hall. By a huge tree, the orchestra was playing beautifully, and from the first to the third floor, people could not take their eyes from it. It evoked the nostalgic feelings of excitement and thrill I had felt fifteen years ago as a child at the airport, waiting to embark on an adventure to Guam.

What I saw was the opening ceremony of Incheon Airport’s Cultureport campaign, which will provide diverse performances from Korean traditional music to classical, jazz, hip hop and opera music, magic shows, circuses, fashion shows and more. Its aim is to host an all-year-round cultural festival, in which everyone in the airport can get involved.

The Cultureport campaign, which is going to happen every day until next June, convinced me that Incheon Airport isn’t merely an airport terminal. It’s a place where you can feel your heartbeat.

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