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The Lebanese summer festival season is well underway, and with it a cultural calendar packed with all sorts of crowd-drawing events.In a recessive economic and politically tense climate, who can blame anybody for retreating away from the crowd?The danger involves turning into an actual empty seat.Take the Hamra Street's (appropriately named) Ahla Fawda Festival last week: Had you gone, chances are you would have cracked up, like I did, at the sight of the most random and diverse crowd of people, from all walks of life, nationalities and cultural backgrounds, singing and headbanging to Nirvana's "Smells Like Teen Spirit" in unison.That would have involved getting off the TV couch.Cultural spaces and events have the power to unite, reminding us of all of our common denominators: the aspects of life that transcend religious differences, polarized cultures and politics.
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