Thursday, July 10, 2008

Jordan Festival

It is marvellous that the Jordan Festival has started in such a successful way. But I am a bit apprehensive after reading in the Jordan Times that the audience in Jerash exceeded the capacity of the theatre by 1,500! Does this mean that they sell more tickets than the capacity? And what happened to the extra 1,500?

I am going to hear Placido Domingo and others next week and just hope that the organisation is well done and my friends and I get our seats. T

9 Comments:

Blogger The Observer said...

wooooohooooo!

That is way cool

I think they give a lot of free tickets as well, maybe that explains the extra 1,500? but they should even do that if it exceeds the theatre capacity anyway!

Thursday, July 10, 2008  
Anonymous Jamal said...

Yes, based on reliable sources over 95% of tickets were given away for free to military and governments families. And of course those of us who cannot afford to attend or have decided to boycott, will end up paying for the festival anyway with our tax money. FUCK THE BASTARDS!!!

Thursday, July 10, 2008  
Blogger joladies said...

Jamal, I wanted to delete your comment because of the foul language. But really why are you falling into the trap of listening to rumours? Can you imagine military and government families wanting to listen to western opera? I just wonder who those 'reliable sources' are? The same ones who spread unfounded rumours about who was organising the Festival? And who says the festival is paid for by our tax money? Maybe you are right, but maybe your are wrong. Honestly, what a load of rubbish you have written! I can find plenty to criticise but let's be constructive please! T

Thursday, July 10, 2008  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

joladies, what do you mean western operas? the festival is full of arabic singing and entertainment that anyone, military or civilian, would love to enjoy. you could have picked a better more believable reply to jamal. yes we will pay with our tax moeny for a festival that others will enjoy. but this is how the New Jordan works. i will spare the readers the epithets but my feelings on this issue is no less intense than jamal's.

Friday, July 11, 2008  
Blogger joladies said...

Hi Anon ... anyone who is so passionate about a topic should have the courage to use his/her own name ... you obviously only read what you want ... if you had bothered to read the blog you would understand T's comment regarding opera ... we are as passionate and as Jordanian as you are ... so stop splitting hairs and creating mountains out of molehills ... for your edification, T was raising the issue of security and organisation FOR ALL who happen to be attending the concert for Placido Domingo .... you know, the guy who sings opera!? J

Friday, July 11, 2008  
Blogger joladies said...

I think it is quite scary to post an innocent blog about one particular show in Jerash to find comments that have bad language and totally negative attitudes. Anon, you certainly did not read my blog properly and have just used it for making cowardly accusations as you have done it without revealing your identity. Our taxes go on many things that I do not agree with but that is the nature of the world. T

Friday, July 11, 2008  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

>>> anyone who is so passionate about a topic should have the courage to use his/her own name .

do you take us for idiots. do you think we live in a free country. do you know that people lose jobs and go to prison for saying the wrong thing in jordan. but i guess that's why you want me to use my real name. funy that the only people who dislike anon comments are those with pro regime positions. admit it. you got your tickets for free. which means I and other jordanians paid for them. shame on you.

Friday, July 11, 2008  
Blogger joladies said...

Well ANON, I paid for my tickets and so did all my friends. T

Friday, July 11, 2008  
Blogger joladies said...

Well, anony-mouse .... let's get back on topic shall we .... I pay taxes like all the rest of us .... but that is not what we are talking about, can we please have a rationale dialogue about this festival ... what do you really think? I can understand that you would be upset if you cannot afford the tickets which range from 20 - 60 JD .... that you have had your original Jerash Festival crassly assigned to the rubbish bin of history, that local artists, ie Jordanians rarely get the kind of support that foreign artists do .... so is that why you're walking around with a huge chip on your shoulder? if you were a responsible, considerate member of Jordanian society you would realise that going for the jugular at all things perceived 'pro regime' is counter productive for you too .... why don't you try a bit of laughter yoga for a change .... laugh your way out of your shameful attitude that incidently only affects one person and that is you.
Have a nice day! J

Saturday, July 12, 2008  

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