WOW , WOW , WOW ! And more WOW ! We just finished watching this evenings broadcast show live on Libyan TV. It made you proud to see a professional show that would be worthy on Broadway.Part Cirque de Soleil , a little Broadway thrown in , some history lessons, add a bit of patriotic fever , dance ,music and you have a winner of a show . Oh , did I forget to mention the fireworks display that lasted FOREVER? I have never seen such a display of fireworks quite like tonight's. It lasted a good 20 or so minutes, maybe longer.It was fantastic !We saw them on the TV and off the Condo's balcony simultaneously.So cool!
I can hear the critics out there reading this, mumbling.They are grumbling already about the waste of money . The money could have been better spent on the infrastructure ,medicines , hospitals , schools , education , roads ,and on and on the list goes , but for ONCE ..... I disagree with them .Normally I would agree, but not this time .
A nation , a people,needs to have something to unite them. A sense of pride. Something that makes you say,"Yes I am Libyan and proud of it!"Libyans have plenty to be proud of,but due to events in recent history,have lost a bit of that pride.
I believe that tonight's show will reminded the nation of their heritage , the uniqueness of Libya, her peoples , and their culture . The world benefits when a country has culture . It must be at peace to nurture it's artisans,encourage their growth .Art in it's many forms has been neglected for years here in Libya . It has been sent underground , hidden or not openly celebrated as in other country's .Maybe now that door has opened a little, Art will be encouraged to flourish and grow.
The day's and evenings events where so well organized and well presented .The parade ,the air show , the horsemen , the marching bands ,the color guards from the many nations , and finally the evenings show all added up to Libyan Pride. Congrats Libya on showing the world what you can do !!