International Party Animal
The New Year swept into Hanoi forty minutes ago - and was this city ever rocking! There were thousands of people gathered downtown by the lake enjoying a sound-and-light show that featured musicians, dancing girls, and an out-of-control deejay. The crowd was mostly teens and twenty-somethings, but there were also families with little children, and a few grandparent types. It was mostly Vietnamese, but foreigners were also present in abundance. All of the singing was in English.
The lights, the thumping music, the screaming deejay, the dancing in the streets...it was western youth culture at its zenith! Uncle Ho would have been mortified!
Happy New Year 2012 from Vietnam!