Strip them of their passport and national IDs. Take away their Lebanese pride! Shame on them! Shame on the few thousand people that attended this inhumane abomination!
By all accounts, the concert was a huge success. Some people reported being disappointed but still entertained. Others called it the best concert of the year. I didn’t go but I think the best concert of the year would still be Notre Dame de Paris.
My friends have told me they were immensely professional with an amazing stage presence and spirit.
The setlist for the concert was the following:
- Monarchy of Roses
- Around The World
- Snow (Hey Oh)
- Look Around
- Throw Away Your Television
- Can’t Stop
- Universally Speaking
- The Adventures of Rain Dance Maggie
- She’s Only 18
- Under The Bridge
- Higher Ground (Stevie Wonder cover)
- Goodbye Hooray
- By The Way
- Chad & Mauro & Josh jam
- Sir Psycho Sexy
- They’re Red Hot (Robert Johnson cover)
- Meet Me At the Corner
- Give It Away
Now we know exactly what Mashrou3 Leila missed out on for being cowards with “principles.”
And these are the people with “principles.”
Thank you @KingRoudy for the last picture and the following Facebook page for the others.
I really don’t get the BDS movement people in Lebanon. Do they think what they’re doing is democratic or do they know what they’re doing is total nonsense? Mashrou3 Leila, even though I don’t like them, are not opening for Red Hot Chili Peppers this Thursday in Lebanon.
Why? Because RHCP have a concert in Tel Aviv on September 10th. Because, you know, f*ck logic.
It seems that artists forbidden from coming to Lebanon are not only those who have performed in Israel before but those who intend to do so later on. Because, as I said, f*ck logic.
When you figuratively tell a band that if they open for someone then they might as well be traitors, how different are you from the Israeli solider you are “supposedly” fighting against?
Not very different.
The fight against Israel can take many forms. What the Lebanese branch of BDS is doing is unacceptable. What the Lebanese BDS is doing is cultural terrorism and I wonder how much more we have to put up with it. Oh wait, they probably think I’m sleeping with the enemy – fresh from France and all.
So I guess I better stop. They already think I’m a semi-traitor with me always being vehemently against them.
It’s not like opening for RHCP would be beyond great opportunity for any Lebanese band, regardless of who they are. But no. Bta3rfo, beddon y7arrero felestin. Because, as I said, f*ck logic.
As a result, no Lebanese band will get to do this without having “zionism” branded all over them. And as a result, Palestine will be liberated. Because, you know, f*ck logic.