Video Blog: “The David Beckham Show”

Video Blogs — Tags: , , , , — Ramsey Mohsen @ Tuesday, July 28th, 2009 - 1:50 am

I had the chance to attend the MLS soccer game between the KC Wizards and the LA Galaxy here in KC and I video blogged my experience. Disclaimer: I want to make it a point to tell you the Wizards offered me free press access to the event. I decided to put together a vblog on my own and was not paid to do this.

So you know- I really never “stage” or script any of my video blogs. For event blogging, my goal is to just encapsulate a real perspective from my vantage point. That said, I had a great time taking in the whole experience. And this wasn’t just any normal game- this was the game of the year. David Beckham played in the game.

There were so many mixed reactions to Beckham’s appearance- which I found surprising. Everyone I talked to was on 1 of 2 sides. You either really really hated Beckham or you absolutely loved him. Not many people were in the middle of the road. Regardless, there certainly was no shortage of anyone giving their opinion on how they felt.

During the game, there was an incident between Beckham and a fan that I managed to capture completely on film. You’ll have to watch the video blog to hear the entire story from the hecklers themselves- I managed to grab an interview after the bitter exchange happened.

One thing I will note, that is interesting- CNN and a other news sources are reporting this today with the facts not quite right. My video blog illustrates that the person who insulted Beckham’s wife was NOT the person who shook his hand. I mention this because typically bloggers get criticized for not fact checking or telling the complete truth- and this is an small example of the blogger getting it right and NOT the major network (interesting to point out, not that it changes the world).

Check out my video blog on YouTube and also the photos I took with my camera.

UPDATE: this video blog is being linked all over the internez! Over 10k views in under 24 hours! So cool, a first for me as a indie video blogger. And now it’s over 100k total views!
» Washington Post
» Yahoo Sports
» Deadspin

As always, drop me an email or make a comment with your thoughts, good or bad- your feedback helps me get better! If you’re searching for more, check out a friend of mine’s video blog as well (Whitney), she captured some footage and her experience.

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8 Comments »

  1. Sick video man – I wish I had been there (I was out of town) but your video brought me closer than I probably would’ve been if I had been there. It’s interesting to see (at least in my eyes) how uncomfortable Beckham seems even when the fans LIKE him – at the end when he’s shaking hands and signing stuff he just doesn’t seem to fit. I must say though, I’m not a huge fan of his, but at least he brings SOME attention to MLS. Bad publicity is still publicity! Congrats on the 10k views in under 24 hrs!

    Comment by TomUnfiltered — July 28, 2009 @ 1:27 pm
  2. To bad they still didn’t find the common courtesy to give you credit by name on this video. They would not be happy if the tables were turned. The time and effort you put into your video’s is worth something. I know you say you shoot these videos because you like to, but never sell yourself short when big multi million dollar media companies start showing your work and not gving you credit. just sayin. :)

    Comment by heycameraman — July 28, 2009 @ 3:19 pm
  3. Good for becks for telling the truth: “You shouldn’t be wearing that shirt”

    Comment by Untited in America — July 28, 2009 @ 4:57 pm
  4. Congrats on how far and fast your video has spread! What a coup!

    Comment by Clara Miller — July 28, 2009 @ 5:31 pm
  5. [...] blogger Ramsey Mohsen was at the Kansas City game and right on top of the action when Beckham had his little showdown [...]

  6. Rams,
    I’m impressed! Very nice work! I had expected a larger blurb about you, but I guess that wasn’t the point of the story. How many more hits are you getting on your blog? Could be worth it – just to get ramseymohsen.com out there!

    Comment by Christel — July 29, 2009 @ 11:58 am
  7. i hate soccer but i LOVED this vid; so great; beckham however doesn’t seem like he is so happy and doesn’t look like he can handle the pressure he’s had to deal with, especially with landon. keep doin a great job my man

    Comment by Josh G — July 29, 2009 @ 4:26 pm
  8. Awesome job capturing the environment in the arena. That was fun to watch.

    Comment by Danny Schreiber — July 31, 2009 @ 2:08 pm

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