Saturday, December 31, 2022

And for New Year's Eve.... a party!

Wow!!! 2019, 2020, 2021... Barely any whisper at all... New Year came and went and with just the smallest traces. Sure, there were a few parties here and there. And no, it was not just the pandemic. It was that horrible economic crash which took everything in its wake. But this year? You better believe it - there are end of year parties. Sure, the ads vary in terms of star wattage, and certainly no prices posted on the ads, but the mere idea that end of year parties are back - on whatever scale - is an indicator that 1) either the Lebanese market is improving slightly 2) we are the most demented people there has ever been 3) both 1 and 2 are correct.

As I said there are really some big stars, some acts to open the soiree, and again no pricing schemes for the tickets, no details about the food and alcohol (is it the usual open bar as the pre-crisis ambiance dictated or is every drop calculated?). Do note however that Hany Chaker, the Egyptian star and the former head of  the musicians' syndicate in Egypt, is at the Atlal Plaza (whereas major Lebanese stars are spread across the Gulf region) - OK this is one day prior to NYE but it still counts. 

Still, the above 4 images are just a sample of some more ads present on the streets. So yes, there are more parties indeed.