Rivalry between in-laws escalated from petty tensions to a full-fledged fist fight during one Lebanese wedding on Monday. In a tragic turn of events, punches were thrown, chairs were tossed, and screams and swearwords took the place of music and ululation.
The reason? Dabke, apparently.
This week, a video capturing wedding guests in a heated fight began circulating on social media. According to local media, the wedding took place in the Layali Akkar-Harar venue in Akkar, the northernmost governorate in the country. The video shows guests brawling and throwing chairs at each other, with others screaming in panic.
The fight reportedly erupted after the family of the groom and that of the bride began arguing over who takes the lead in dabke, the traditional Levantine folk dance. The situation quickly took a violent turn, leading guests to be injured and the venue to be damaged, according to RT.
Whether or not the couple followed through with the union remains unclear.
Watch the video here:
This wouldn't be the first incident of its kind in the country. Back in July, a fight broke out over the lyrics of a folk song performed at a wedding in Baalbek. The argument turned into a tragic bloodbath after a man opened fire at the wedding's singer, which resulted in three dead and four injured.
Here's how social media users reacted to the incident in Akkar:
People have absolutely no words
They can't help but feel sorry for the couple
"I don't know why this upset me. Honestly, I don't think it's funny. The bride must have been aggravated."
From dabke to dodge ball real quick
Then all the way to PUBG
"This looks like the lobby in PUBG, except for chairs instead of apples."
Memorable wedding? Check ✔
"This is the kind of wedding villagers fantasize about when they talk about a man who promises his wife-to-be their wedding would be the talk of the town. This man fulfilled that promise."
Weddings are *canceled* until further notice
"Do you see why I don't want to host a wedding when I get married?"
The ever-pressing question remains
"So, is there a referee who can tell us who won?"