Category Archives: Events

Coldplay NOT Coming to Lebanon This October

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There were talks back in August that Coldplay might be performing live in Beirut this October, but they are definitely not coming in October or any time soon to Lebanon.

It’s too bad as there are a lot of Coldplay fans in Lebanon, including myself. One of my favorite all-time albums is Coldplay’s “A Rush of Blood to the Head”; I could listen to it almost everyday and not get bored of it. Let’s hope things calm down and we get to see them live next summer in Beirut.

Lebanese “Surfing For Peace”

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Location: Canal Saint-Martin, Paris

A dozen of surfers, including a Lebanese, participated in the “Surfing for Peace” day on the Saint-Martin canal in Paris to celebrate “International Peace Day”.

Read about it [Here].

Surfing 4 Peace is a person 2 person and cross-border cooperation initiative that aims to bridge cultural and political barriers between surfers in the Middle East. www.surfing4peace.org

Lebanon Water Festival

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This year marks the second edition of the Lebanon Water Festival. The festival is open to the public and includes activities such as underwater Photography, Sailing, Water Skiing, Find Swimming, Jet Ski, Wind surfing and Apnoea diving at 120 meters depth.

If you are interested in any of these activities, check out [LebanonWaterFestival], pick one and register for it. The activities are not for free but at a reasonable price.

Lebanon Water Festival is an exceptional opportunity for Lebanon to portray the richness of our country, our coastal line and people, bringing unity among or own regions. Lebanon Water Festival is an annual event that will spread from north to south, glorifying the treasures of each region.

This year already we will unveil to the World, the underwater beauties of Tyr, one of the only underwater Phoenician city!

Epic FAIL: Cheb Khaled Didn’t Show Up At Fouad Chehab Stadium

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It seems yesterday’s “Cheb Khaled & Melissa” concert in Jounieh was an epic failure as Cheb Khaled ended up not coming to the concert and fans weren’t informed until the last second. It looks like the whole event was total crap as I’ve received a bunch of emails telling me how all the artists were singing playback, the music was really bad and the parking was for 20,000LL. A friend also told me people have been calling some local radio show and were pissed off and asking for a refund.

Honestly speaking, I don’t know why anyone would pay money to go watch Cheb Khaled, Melissa and David Vendetta. Cheb Khaled is 53 years old and has barely 2 or 3 decent songs, David Vendetta hasn’t produced a track for the past 4 years and I don’t know who the hell Melissa is.

In all cases, whomever organized that event has some explanations to do to the fans.

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The event is in no way related to The Jounieh Festival

Update: Here’s a picture of the fake Psy who showed up for the “Official Gangnam Style Tour” and a link explaining what really happened. It Cheb Khaleb got scared and refused to come after the Beirut Bombing yet the organizers decided to go on with the event without informing the fans.

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#IvysBigReveal

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Ivy from Ivysays : Picture from RagMag

I don’t recall the number of times I’ve been asked if I knew Ivy or whomever is behind the Ivysays blog. It could be because I highly respect and admire Ivy and always praise her posts/tweets and have probably mentioned her on this blog more than any other Lebanese blogger, but the truth is we never met, even though we talk online all the time, but I’m about to find out in the next few days!!

I won’t be the only one as there’s a big fashion event planned by VeroModa and RagMag to reveal the identity of Ivy next week. That’s probably the only Fashion event I ever got excited about haha!

See you all at #TheBigReveal.

Lebanese Festival Day in London

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Almost 7000 people attended the 2013 edition of this festival, which is pretty awesome.

If anyone is interested in knowing more about this event, click [Here].

The Lebanese Festival day is an Annual events held in London and aims at giving members of the Lebanese community in the UK the opportunity to meet each other, irrespective of their religious or political views.
The Festival aims to create awareness and educate the wider British community about Lebanese culture, customs and traditions also to promote Lebanese products, cuisine, culture, education and tourism.

World’s Strongest Man Pulls an 18-ton truck in Antelias

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سحب الدنماركي مايكل شلايخت شاحنة بوزن 18 طناً لمسافة 25 متراً في منطقة انطلياس وذلك ضمن بطولة القارات لأقوى رجل

I tried googling the name LBCI mentioned as the World’s Strongest man but I couldn’t find it anywhere. I also went through the list of winners of the strongest man competition and couldn’t find a Michael.

Last Year’s Strongest Man is Žydrūnas Savickas, known as Big Z, and he’s coming to Lebanon on the 28th of August 2013 for the International Strongman Challenge in Beirut.