Wednesday, May 31, 2006

Street dance



While wandering around among the backstreets of the Souq al-Hamadiyya, Jeremy and I stumbled upon this gathering. It was great fun to watch - everyone seemed to be having a great time, even as they blocked traffic along the small alleyway, both pedestrian and vehicular. It looked like the groom's wedding party from a distance, but as we grew closer, we could tell that it wasn't quite the same. A bystander confirmed that it was not, in fact, a wedding dance, but he couldn't tell us exactly what it was, either. Upon closer inspection, we could see that it wasn't a groom in the center of the circle, but a water salesman.

So I'm still not sure of the occasion for celebration. Whatever it may have been, it sure was a lot of fun for everyone involved, including us onlookers.

5 comments:

AhmadK said...

LOOOOOOOOOOL
Nice post Bridget ;)
i liked the movies...

Shady Zayat said...

so so so funny. 3arada band playing 7abibi ya 3eni !!! Sweet Syria!

Alex said...

Very nice, Bridget!

Thnaks!

Ghalia said...

Maybe it was an opening of a new shop!

Alex said...

I came back to listen to that thing again! (5th time?) ... last night it was stuck in my head.