You’ve all seen those pictures of the “Beirut” nightlife, and what goes on in clubs, and how AMAZING it all is. Well…sorry to bust your bubble but here’s my take on it.
P.S apparently I have NO idea how to draw faces that are SQUASHED together!
Yeah the #livelovebeirut is priceless!
Don’t forget the #beiruting one
true true true, and the funniest part is that social media is taking over everything called human interactions.
people hardly talk to each other alll is social media….
I agree, but don’t forget to share the comic on social media! Haha
I don’t go clubbing, quiet pubs iza shi
I loved the Instagram post. Typical clubbers posts with nothing but hashtags squished together on a weirdly colored photo
Yep; the $ price per square mater in downtown Beirut or Mar Mikhael/Gemmayze is really high, so we have to squash you to make it profitable enough!!
Sareen, you got to make a comic about Lebanese real-estate and the irony of many stuff in it (for example you need to leverage 12 times your yearly income and they tell it’s very good deal, and if you don’t do it you’ll be priced out of the market and you’ll be screwed forever lol OR needing to rent the apt. for at least 40 years to make up for its price lol).
Sorry Mohamad I don’t buy that excuse…in the same region pubbing or clubbing areas with almost same rental cost…some clubs are ridiculously over priced while others are way cheaper…we all know that the margin of profit from alcohol sales is so high that even if some clubs and pubs cut their prices by half they are still highly profitable…these clubs and pubs sell prestige and not entertainment… that is why I don’t go to Uruguay St. (Overpriced with Zero added-value) or the “RudeBar” rooftop that filters it’s clients boost people’s ego even more… as if the Lebanese need the extra push. And reality is that the people “are loving it” as long as they can SHOW-OFF
Just as an example: A beer’s profit margin, before overhead costs and taxes and depreciation, ranges between 500% and 900%
You’re right Anon in that they can make more comfortable seating while keeping their profit margin; but when they see that they can seat more people by using those long chairs..etc they don’t hesitate to do it and if they could reach a 1000% profit margin they’d do it (unless they see a competitor doing the opposite while gaining better reputation and approx. same profit). Don’t forget that the life duration of those places is not like restaurants as they live for a max of several years until the clubbing atmosphere turns off in that area or such.
So true! In every aspect! I love how you show the reality of things and how then the posts on social media are there to boost the egos of those who spent a fortune for a night out!
It’s a complete ego trip! Us Lebanese love to be humiliated it seems.
you forgot the Selfie/Duckface part..
If this is what the tables are like, I’d hate to see how squished people are on the dance floor.
Can confirm, the floors are the size of a pin head
Sareen, take it from me, it was the same HALF A CENTURY AGO…
I guess traditions are built the same way.LOL
After careful consideration, I shall stay in and play Nintendo.
Never been to Beirut, but I’m sure intrigued by your work. This comic looks interesting.
Thank you Nef!
It is ALL about attitude. (What, wait.. no!)
I love how you drew the faces squashed together
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