Sunday, September 13, 2009

The Ghost Festival.

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The Ghost Festival.

The Ghost Festival also known as the Feast of the Wandering Souls is being held on the whole of the seventh month of the Chinese Calendar (August). The ghosts from Hell are let loose during this time. Open air operas are held in market places and temples as part of the feast.

Fast forward.....today.

We have concerts by Singers singing pop songs performing on stage in front of rows....and rows of empty chairs .....RSVP for the “You-know-who”......only some front seats were taken by the brave audiences (human)......me being one of them.

The concerts this year were pale shadows of last year.........we have Pole-dancing by skimpily dressed ladies and very VERY hot performances.....GHOSTS need entertainment too.

....the Authority forbade the act citing indecency.....the Temples’ official worried that the “audiences” might enjoy it too much to return to where it came from.
..and we..... the few brave human enjoyed first class entertainment F.O C....and the food too........

“You-know-what” need to eat and BOOZE...[symbolically] as offering...... ...while the few brave men among us feast on it till heaven comes. YUM..YUM!!

The most important lesson here is not about the culture but about the Performers ...... the Chinese specifically are the most pragmatic people on Earth....who in the world would perform to an empty audience ......where rows of empty chairs are seated with invisible “you-know –what”..... and giving their very best as if performing for the human.......cajoling participation....lively world class emceeing ....pyrotechnic display......disco lighting and what not...

...all being said...the Moral here is that the Chinese recognizes only MONEY.......
..from who ...to who.....does not matter ......to do what and for what...no problem.... as long as it is LEGAL.





***Also note here is that I was there for you all.............I enjoyed the food though.

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