While Assad terrorizes the Syrian people, according to the Daily Mail, there are about a dozen clubs still operating in Damascus. The clubgoers hit up one such establishment in the neighborhood of Shaalan, where they dance, drink and listen to music that’s generally pretty kind to al-Assad and his military. Throwing parties must get pretty tough, especially in a capital under attack, so I can imagine it’s necessary to maintain a pretty non-rebellious stance. Apparently there are clubs where there is still champagne, and with one mentioned closing at 2 AM, that’s officially better than last call in a lot of American cities.
I’ll let the rest of the article do the talking, but it’s good to know people are still dancing in the ancient city. I hope they find peaceful streets to dance in again soon.