Anadolu Efes tricks basketball team: Classical music concert turns out to be giant choir
The resulting short video will be distributed as an official advertisement for the club.The basketball stars of Anadolu Efes were all dressed up for a classical music concert, wondering why their club decided to bring them to such an event when it turned out to a charming joke of gigantic proportion. "Coming here, listening to classical music for an hour and 45 minutes seemed for some of us like torture and... it wasn't like that at all!" said Efes forward Sinan Güler.
The classical concert turned out to be a giant choir singing Efes fan songs, with the audience in on the surprise. The resulting short video will be distributed as an official advertisement for the club.
After the players took their seats, the orchestra started playing relentlessly slow classical songs. Some of the players appear to be bored, while others, like former NBA star Sasha Vujacic, are even caught sleeping.
Then suddenly, the musicians started to play the fan song "Senden daha Güzel" (More beautiful than you), a cover of rock band Duman's hit. The Efes players appeared last year in an advertisement where they played the songs for their fans. This time the exact opposite happened as a spectator in the audience stood up and started to sing the lyrics. Another spectator followed, then a group, until the whole audience turned into an immense choir as the Anadolu Efes players looked on astonished. The festive atmosphere infected the players as well, who couldn't resist joining the choir.