There's a place in Beirut I've been saving up for a special occasion. And there was no occassion more special than another farewell party for Ingebjorg, Adi, Chadi and me, so we gathered our nearest and dearest 15 friends and booked a booth at Music Hall. It's an old theatre that has been converted into a cabaret lounge, and is lusciously decorated in red velvet.
Throughout the night (11pm - 3:30am, and yes we were the very last people to leave!) different types of acts come on stage and play a couple of songs, then the curtain shuts, leaving you with a fantastic DJ, but still wanting more.
There was this guy, towards the end of the night, who brought the house down
I was pretty impressed by this Italian tenor
And this lot, though not quite as vocally skilled, certainly were a lot of fun:
and these two brothers played just the right music for me to bust out some of my new dance moves
There were also couple of pop acts, a Cuban band, and a rock group who played "Smoke on the Water" taking some of us back almost 12 months to the Deep Purple concert in Baalbeck, and a lot of fun all round.
Nicole was an excellent dance partner
Jihnan, Adi and Chadi were also keen dancers
And Nicole, Ingebjorg and Hicham kept me entertained effortlessly.
and I can just imagine what Oli had said to garner that look from Jihnan!
I'm glad I saved Music Hall for the end of my time here (it's an expensive evening!) as it truly was a night to remember; great friends, great entertainment, and great memories!