Yesterday-evening, I watched from one of the press-towers for an hour, without one second break, an amazing spectacle. Hundreds of thousand of people jammed the Rabin-square and surrounding streets to see unbelievable light- and lasers shows, the most fantastic video-art about “old and new” Tel Aviv, singers, dancers (there were moments with more the 150 kids on stage on roller-skates, dancing and with flags of the three local soccer-clubs). It was ‘gimmick after gimmick’ , e.g. a singer was singing on stage, while her band was playing on a rooftop (!!) of one of the buildings surrounding Rabin-square. At the end…a ‘thundering’ trance-party (DJ); all of Rabin-square, young and old, went ‘out of their minds’ and they just stayed on the square dancing, swinging for a long time.
I think that the municipality of Tel-Aviv should make a DVD out of this ‘spectacle’, to show other cities worldwide ‘how to throw a party’.