Friday, August 22, 2008
Rock the boat baby
On 13 August, while Russian tanks were patrolling the town of Gori, I was attending the Boat Party that was taking place in the Greek island of Kalymnos.
The party was scheduled to start at 4pm. We got on board from the main dock of Kalymnos, Pothia.
There were two dj's on board that played a tasteful selection of house music. The boat was also equipped with a powerful sound system.
The boat reached the small, uninhabited island of Nera, where it stopped for an hour of "blue lagoon" diving and swimming.
And the beat went on, even during our way back.
And people got merrier and merrier.
At some point I told to a friend that was on the same boat;
"You know, I am thinking that while we are partying here, some other people in Georgia are running for their lives."
His eyes got darker, as he answered;
"It does worry me a lot. I'd like to think that as we are partying on this boat, we are helping those people, in a way. There is not much else we could do."
And the beat went on.
Check out this nice video uploaded by the Reluvin crew that hosted the event.