the crowd in the Sudirman Cup was pretty alive. there are a huge amoutn of Chinese supporters during the semi. strangely, i believe i saw more Chinese supporter during the semi than during the final. many of them seems to be local students as i saw some of the riding their bikes to the venues. many of the cheers from the Chinese team was initiated by Xia, he acted as the lead of the cheering. he will go "Zhong Guo Dui" (Chinese Team), and the rest of the supporters will go "Ga You" (step on the gas). the Koreans didn't have too many supporters during the semi final, but during the finals, somehow the korean crowd got much bigger. the korean have better cheerleading imho. as they have songs while the Chinese only have Ga You. the Korean supporters like to use the exclamation "aaaaaaAAAAAHHHSSSA!" a lot during the beginning of the match. later i realized i can break their spirit, so i yelled "Zhong Guo Dui" in between, so the result became: Korean : "aaaaaaAAAAHHHHSSSA !" kwun : "Zhong Guo Dui !" Korean : "aaaaaaAAAAHHHHSSSA !" kwun : "Zhong Guo Dui !" effectively turning around the Korean cheering to support the Chinese. the first time i did that injected some laughters from the other audiences. i wonder if any of you heard me yell that. later on, other Chinese supporters made another variation of the cheers, they went: "aaaaaaaaAAAAAAA PEI!" Pei in Chinese means "fart" or "spit". the Danish team has their own cheering too. when a player playing against a Danish player hits a birdie out, they will sing a tune (one of the NBA basketball tune) and then shout "OUT!" if the player ever complains about the judging, then they will do that a few times. quite funny. i have a recording of it using the mic in my digital camera, i will see if can post that when i figure out how to extract the sound out of the MPEG. all in all the atmosphere was really amazing, the crowd was really into the match and was cheering very loudly for their teams. especially during the WS, MS and MD match between China and Korea. i lost much of my voice after the two days. but it was much worth it, i enjoyed it very much.