1- It’s the Biggest Student-Organized Event in the Region
Some universities celebrate for a few hours. We celebrate for a whole weekend. It’s the whole deal, plus a bag of chips. World-class acts, plenty of fun and games, music, art, comedy, food, awesome historic campus and thousands of awesome people. It’s a no-brainer really.
2- All Your Favorite Acts in One Place
Who Killed Bruce Lee, Nemr Abou Nassar, Comedy Night, Epic, Meen, Lazzy Lung, Blimp, Tanjaret Daghet, Xriss, Jammit, Loopstache, Postcards, Double A the Preacherma, Sandmoon, and those are just the ones I actually know in person. There’s over two-dozen epic live acts for you to revel in for two whole days.
3- The Best Outdoors Ever
I know some of you whine and pretend to be too cool for school, but this year’s Outdoors is next level on every level. I know because I’ve seen how hard and professionally the guys and gals have been working on it, and everything from stage set-ups to complete venue transformation is up to par with the best concert venues money can buy. Sound systems, LED screens, a light show and stands that’ll prove to you the AUB Outdoors should be a permanent staple every May for the rest of your life.
4- It’s for 5,000LBP
I mean, for all the amazing acts you get see, 5000LBP is quite the deal. There’s no golden circle or VVVVVIP tickets for hundreds of dollars, it’s cheaper than a sandwich on Bliss street, and definitely a lot healthier and cleaner. You have literally no excuse to miss this weekend.
5- Everyone’s Welcome
Wanna go on a date? You promised you’d babysit your annoying nephews? Your grandma remembers going to Outdoors when she was still a young lady? You wanna show your folks where you spend their money at? Your friends keep whining they don’t want to watch DVDs in your apartment? Well move your booties and come down to one of the most beautiful and iconic campuses in the world, enjoy good food, great people and awesome music.
6- It Doesn’t Interfere with your (Night/Football) Clubbing Schedule
And here, I’m talking about both nightclubs and football clubs. The shows wrap up around 10:ooPM, so come pre-party with us then hop about to whats-his-names’ birthday at whatever expensive rooftop. If you’re a Champion’s League fan, why go get choked to death in arguileh smoke and pay double the Outdoors ticket for a water bottle and peanuts? Watch it on our massive LED screens after a full 12-hours of fun and music with thousands of people cheering and clapping and laughing!
7- It’s New York-themed
You mad you can’t Instagram photos of yourself in Times Square with the hashtag #throwback? Well, we brought New York right here to your doorstep. The authentic Manhattan toursity experience, mixed with the authentic hipstery flavors of Hipster Central: Williamsburg, Brooklyn, will give you plenty to Instagram (and plenty of A-listers to selfie-bomb too!)
8- You Could Win $1000 and more
Just take a photo of each one of our 7 NYC cabs spray-painted all over Beirut, and get into the draw to win 1000$ and awesome prizes from Converse! I’ll be drawing the name of one of you lucky bastards on stage during Outdoors (so, remember to tip me =P). Too lazy to find all 7? Then upload just one and get a Live Love Beirut bracelet instantly! Don’t forget to tag it with #AUBOutdoorsCab!
Apart from the awesome musical and comedic talent, we have your absolute favorite graffiti artists working their magic on an enormous, gigantic wall right next to the stage. Yazan, Ashekman and Chad the Mad will be right there for you to ogle at with mouths wide open at how these awesome dudes can turn a spray paint can into a masterpiece in minutes!
10, 11 and 12- Awesome Hosts, DUH!
Apart from myself, there’s my very, very good (and hilarious!) friend Mazen Abdallah. As if that wasn’t enough for you guys, there’s also the awesome Maya Ayache, and the folks that invade your airwaves when stuck in traffic, Anthony and Frankie!
See Y’all There!
Apart from the above, you’re guaranteed a whole weekend of wholesome fun, in an awesome venue, with tens of thousands of people who just want to have fun. Music, art, comedy, games, food… It’s all there, and I’d better see you all there.