I didn’t intend to blog about this as I was invited to go but preferred to spend my Thursday night more lucratively, especially with all that branding that eventually just turned me off on the whole event. However, due to the misadventures of a few friends who begged me to blog about it, I feel pretty much compelled to portray their experiences and those of many others. I wish I was there simply to have documented it visually and mentally.
So apparently, the Roman theater only seats around 5,000 people and whatever organizing company that was involved had handed out 8,000 tickets, leaving several hundred people stranded outside and turned away at the door. Great. This isn’t the first time we see something like this in Jordan. Why do people even have tickets if its a free gig?
Anyways, it took about an hour to get to the theater given the fact that it was a Thursday night and the crowds’ numbers had really caused a traffic jam. Then, apparently, the concert started nearly two hours late. These two points alone had me thanking God I found something better to do that Thursday night
Now here’s the part I found pretty interesting and it was told to me by several people, which both shocked me and made me laugh simultaneously in that it-could-only-happen-in-Jordan sort of way. Apparently, with so many people in attendance, the valet parking guys simply gave up and left, leaving behind hundreds of car keys on the ground. According to what I heard from a number of people, crowds of valet parkers converged on the ground to go looking for their car keys.
Like I said before…
Only in Jordan