Gefilte Fish Out of Water


Funkytown.
April 28, 2009, 10:00 pm
Filed under: Cool Things, Identity

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I just posted about how Yom Hazikaron is really sad.  Well beginning tonight it’s Independence Day, and it’s the total opposite.

My friend Abi and I walked over to Rabin Square, where there was a concert and people gathering.  Walking up to it on Ibn Gvirol Blvd. was a bit like approaching Times Square on New Years Eve.  Kids spraying everyone and everything with silly string, loads of drunk people, and people carrying inflatable blue & white jumbo hammers, don’t ask me why.  Plus, silly hats, glow sticks, merry makers – the works.

Abs and I stayed a half hour.  The music was kinda lame (we had wanted to rock out), although the singer did look a bit like Danny Aiello.  But the fireworks were surprisingly good!

This says (right to left) "Happy Festival" (what you say for any joyous holiday in Israel), with the 61 in the middle for how old Israel is today.  But it looks like it says (left to right) "Now 61," doesn't it?

This says (right to left) "Chag Sameach" ("Happy Festival"), what you say for any joyous holiday in Israel), with the 61 in the middle for how old Israel is today. But it looks like it says (left to right) "Now 61," doesn't it?

The crowd is out tonight, alright.

The crowd is out tonight, alright.

Fairly ersatz music unfortunately.  Nice set, though.

Fairly ersatz music unfortunately. Nice set, though.

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