Vuvuzelas blare again as SAfrica opens African Cup
JOHANNESBURG (AP) -South Africa's vuvuzelas blared again at Soccer City as the former World Cup host opened the African Cup of Nations with the distinct sound that grabbed the globe's attention three years ago.
A huge wooden puppet of a boy in a red t-shirt with a football at his feet watched over Saturday's opening ceremony, which started with dancers knocking over walls, had hundreds of energetic performers in traditional African outfits and acrobats bouncing on trampolines.
Through it all, the sound of the vuvuzelas, South African football's most famous item, was near constant from fans watching in light rain.
The end of each section of the ceremony was greeted loudly by the horns as supporters began to fill the 87,000-seat stadium for the opening game between the host and Cape Verde.