I know you’ve all blogged and tweeted your hearts out about how Lebanese overdo the World Cup..and although I’ve been reading these posts for months, last night was the first time I’ve actually experienced what you’ve all been talking about!! You see, I’ve been living in Hazmieh for the past 7 months, and only recently moved to Hamra..
The celebratory clamor, after Spain beat Germany in the semi-final match, continued for what seemed like an hour. ..gun shots were fired, fireworks lit, horns honked, and people screamed, and all of this just outside of my window..I get it, nothing new there, this is typical behavior for Lebanese after every match of the World Cup.
But what’s funny to me, is that it seems to be understood, that the thing to do after every match.. is immediately hop into your car, organize a convoy, drive to a residential area..and then proceed to make as much noise as physically possible. Even if the team you were rooting for lost!! Who came up with that? Was it always this way?
I guess there are some things I’ll just never understand!