Tough girl haha!
Tough girl haha!
The Jounieh fireworks yesterday were even more spectacular than last year and I was at one of the best spots to watch them all on the roof top of Hotel Monte Cassino, which is a new boutique hotel right next to the Casino du Liban. I posted a couple of shots I took and you can find below more pictures taken from the Jounieh Festival Facebook page.
Amazing aerial view of the firework by JimoTayek
The Rasmus have landed in Beirut yesterday and are taking part in the Jim Beam Rock Music Festival tonight at La Marina Joseph Khoury in Dbayyeh. Nine Lebanese bands will take part in that festival as well:
The Wanton Bishops
Who Killed Bruce Lee
Meen – Lebanese Rock
It’s great to hear bands are still decided to come to Beirut despite the recent explosions.
The below statement was posted yesterday night on Achrafieh 2020‘s Facebook page. It’s quite shameful that they had to cancel it, but that pretty much tells us how critical the situation is.
Till next time.
Dear Friends, Supporters and Loyal Fans,
We are sorry to have to inform you that we have had to CANCEL “Discover Abdel Wahab Sodeco Car Free Day” which was supposed to be held on SUNDAY 29 June 2014.
Following consultation with the local authority and police, it was determined that the current unfortunate situation is unsuitable to organize such a large gathering event. Therefore, on behalf of Achrafieh 2020 committee, we would like to apologise for the cancellation, especially to those of you who have already made plans. Unfortunately, these are circumstances beyond our control but we intend to make our next “Discover … Car Free Day” even more spectacular so we hope you can join us then.
Achrafieh Loves Life, Stay Safe and Yours Sincerely,
The 2014 edition of La Fête De La Musique is taking place today from 06:00 pm until 02:00 am. I think I might pass by Martyrs Square and check out the local and regional bands that are playing. Here’s the full schedule:
Sur la magnifique scène des Thermes romains, les sons pop et folk des groupes libanais viendront se mêler aux ballades entraînantes et électro des parisiens d’Exsonvaldes avant de laisser place aux rythmes endiablés du Brésil.
20h15 – 20h45 Sandmoon (indie pop folk)
20h55 – 21h25 Oak (folk rock)
21h35 – 22h05 Safar (pop, jazz)
22h15 – 23h10 Exsonvaldes (rock, électro)
23h20 – 23h50 Semitic Genetic (rock, électro)
00h00 – 00h30 Segundo Bloco (samba funk percussions brésiliennes)
20h00 – 20h30 Valiant Sheep (Rock)
20h40 – 21h10 Butterfly (Rock)
21h20 – 22h00 The Coolcumbers (Rock alternatif)
22h10 – 22h40 Albatross (Reprises Pink Floyd)
22h50 – 23h30 Epic (Rock)
23h40 – 00h10 April Band (Rock, métal)
00h20 – 00h50 In Sanity Q (Rock)
01h00 – 01h30 Rebellion (Rock, métal)
Beirut Souks /Zara
19h00 – 19h30 Audysea (folk, pop)
19h40 – 20h10 Camille & Lory (rock acoustique)
20h20 – 20h50 Gilbert Simon (rock)
21h00 – 21h20 Jebebara (percussions)
21h30 – 21h55 Rocketeers (Hip Hop)
22h05 – 22h30 Mustafa Slameur (slam)
22h40 – 23h05 Karim – Le libre.K (Hip Hop)
23h15 – 23h40 7Ta2at (Hip Hop)
19h40 – 20h10 Khebez Dawle (Post Rock)
20h20 – 20h50 Loopstache (Electro Indie Pop)
21h00 – 21h30 Wetrobots Ft. Bosaina (Indie Rock)
21h45 – 22h15 Pindoll (Post – Jazz Rock)
22h30 – 23h15 Wanton Bishops (Indie Blues Rock)
23h30 – 00h00 Empty Yard Experiment (Progressive rock)
00h15 – 00h45 Zahed Sultan (Electronic Alternative)
Uruguay Street – Samir Kassir Garden
A l’ombre de Samir Kassir, le blues, le jazz et le funk berceront les amateurs férus de swing. Une succession de groupes libanais viendra rendre hommage aux plus célèbres compositeurs et présentera des compositions originales tout au long de la soirée.
19h00 – 19h30 Ada & Georgy (Indie Rock)
19h40 – 20h10 Chris Thomas (Blues)
20h20 – 20h50 MoodBells (Blues)
21h00 – 21h30 Funky Blues Brothers (Blues)
21h40 – 22h10 Guru (Blues, funk)
22h20 – 22h50 Nachaz (Blues, rock)
23h00 – 23h30 Slow Train (Blues, rock)
23h40 – 00h10 Afrobeat Collective (Fusion, percussions)
00h20 – 00h50 Ruby Road (Blues, rock, jazz)
01h00 – 01h30 KMKL (Rock, blues, reggae)
18h00 – 18h30 Adrien (variété)
18h40 – 19h10 Rand (pop)
19h20 – 19h50 Al Kamandjati & Beit Atfal Assoumoud (oriental)
20h00 – 20h30 Maya Hobeika (oriental)
20h40 – 21h20 Lara Eidi (folk, rock, blues)
21h30 – 21h45 Dave Zak (percussions)
21h55 – 22h10 Never Solo (violon électrique)
22h15 – 23h15 Amadeus (Quatuor électrique)
23h25 – 00h00 Meen (rock libanais)
La Scène THE BASEMENT
ROOFTOP DE L’USINE SLEEP COMFORT – Karantina, rue de la mer, derrière vanlian
De 22h à 5h
DJ ESTEPHE (Suisse)
KELLY HR (Subliminal)
A car-free day is taking place in Rue Abdel Wahab – Sodeco on June 29. I will update you as soon as I have the full schedule but it promises to be as good as the previous car-free days.
You can check updates [Here].
Check out this cool list on Lebtivity of all the venues that are showing the World Cup games in Lebanon. It’s not just restaurants that are broadcasting the games but also nightclubs and pubs like The Gärten, B018, Feb30, Checkpoint Charlie and many others.
We all know that there are a lot of German fans in Lebanon, but there hasn’t been an official fan club up until this year. This being said, the German Football Fans Facebook Group was founded back in May 2014 and has gathered over 9000 fans till now. Moreover, they’ve managed to reserve two football courts with the help of the German Embassy in Beirut where German fans can go to watch the games on huge LED screens.
The two courts are open for all the fans throughout the World Cup and can fit up to 3000 people per game. Entrance fees are for 15,000LL (2 drinks (soft or beer) + snackers) or 20,000LL (2 drinks (soft or beer) + 1 Sandwich (4 options) + snackers) which are reasonable fees. There’s also a section for those who want to smoke Arguile which I disapprove of to be honest.
I usually like to watch the games at home but I think I will join all the German fans for a game or two at the courts.
The football courts are located at LEFC Arena in Mkalles. To know more about the event and get directions, check [Here].
Michael Haddad, who is 75% paralyzed, managed to climb the Raouche Rock today and planted a large Lebanese flag on top! We are all proud of you Michael!
Here are few pictures collected from his FB account.
For all street basketball fans, the Red Bull King Of The Rock is back for its third consecutive year in Lebanon. It’s a 1 on 1 game and basketball in its purest form. Qualifiers will take place on June 13,14, 20 and 21. The Final will be held at an unusual place, the abandoned Marche du Pont in Zouk on Saturday the 28th of June at 8:30PM.
The winner will get to represent Lebanon at the Red Bull King of the Rock World Finals in the prison exercise yards of Samasana Island on September 6.
Last year I was out of Lebanon and this year I will be out of the country during the first weekend of qualifiers, but hopefully I will be at Rebound on Saturday 21 for the second round of qualifiers. Check out more details on the event [Here].
See you all there!
– Friday 13th of June – Sagesse University, Furn El-Chebak
– Saturday 14th of June – Mocean, Kaslik
– Friday 20th of June- Balamand Univeristy, Koura [King Of The Rock + Queen Of The Rock]
– Saturday 21st of June – Rebound, Jdeideh [King Of The Rock + Queen Of The Rock]
Registration is at 4:00 PM, games start at 5:00 PM.
Finalists will play at MARCHE DU PONT, ZOUK on Saturday the 28th of June at 8:30PM.