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Greece Is the Word! @7 entertains the troops at closing event of BBID

15:21 23/05/2014

The ‘friendsetters’ at @Seven sure know how to throw a party and, for their part, the Greeks know how to attend one. Last night’s event, Greece Is the Word, at the Bouche à Oreille simultaneously marked the official closing of The Bulletin’s Brussels International Days and celebrated the current Greek presidency of the European Council.

The crowd at the well-known expat networking event was the best of both worlds, drawn from our own expat family and the capital’s Greek (and philhellene) community. The ouzo flowed freely. The dinner buffet was Olympian, a prodigious assortment of mezze and grilled meats – enough to satisfy Zeus himself (for rhetorical purposes, we assume that the king of the gods is a voracious carnivore).

Then there was the entertainment. Greek DJs Elias and Pericles got the titans clashing with their fusion of regional music and international club tracks. Finally, special guest headliner Funkstar De Luxe (pictured) debuted the brand-new live set on which he’s staking his comeback. Indeed, this performance was the veteran Danish DJ and producer’s first in a long while, and so he took the occasion to fete the 15th anniversary of his 1999 number-one dance hit, a remix of Bob Marley’s “Sun Is Shining.”

It wasn’t Greek to me, but by that point in the evening such pedantic details no longer mattered. In any case, the ouzo was still flowing freely.


Written by Georgio Valentino