This post was editted on Apr. 17, 2011 to include the follow up editted video. It appears that the flashmob folk dance inside Beirut’s International Airport happened on March 5, 2011 and was planned by Beirut Duty Free.
“You have your Lebanon and I have my Lebanon” – Khalil Gibran
Meet my Lebanon.
The Lebanese people mastered the art of survival, they learned to enjoy the moment and live day by day. Music, dancing and partying never stopped through all the years of war and political turmoil.
What other airport would allow that?
On March 5th 2010, people in Beirut’s Rafic Hariri International Airport came together and danced their differences away. Passengers, flight attendants, employees, and security staff danced to a mix of Lebanese folk and modern dance music. Even belly dancing was thrown in, a mix that reflects this nation’s diversity and resilience.
This comes in a time when people in Lebanon are staging protests to bring down the sectarian system.
This second video was embedded into this post on Apr. 17 2011