On July 17th, the Chengdu Happy Valley HOMO Electronic Music Festival, one of a series of activities themed with the one-year countdown to the Chengdu 2021 FISU World University Games Summer kicked off and will last for 45 days. Various artists attended the opening ceremony and gave exciting performance for the grand sports event to be held next year. The mascot of the Games, "Rongbao", made a surprise appearance with a wide variety of newly-released official licensed products.
The opening ceremony attracted numerous music fans to the scene, waiting with excitement around the main stage surrounded by water and decorated with dazzling lights. At 7 p.m., when the announcement "Let's get into the magical world tonight!" came, the show was started with a fabulous light show with a strong sense of technology, igniting the passion of the audience, as well as marking the very beginning of the one-year countdown series events for the Games.
The opening ceremony highlighted some WUG flavors: a 3-minute promotion video of the Games was presented at the scene, and the mascot "Rongbao" hailed the audience. The atmosphere on the site reached its climax when Rongbao carried the shopping cart full of the official licensed products of the Games, such as wears featuring Chinese styles, smart products and household supplies, and interacted with the enthusiastic audience.
On August 18th, the day of the one-year countdown to the Games, there will be a special party at the Happy Valley, featuring distinguished elements of the Games, aiming to create the atmosphere together with other activities around the city to embrace the sports event.