Shrines in Lahore, Lahore

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  • Shrines in Lahore
    by Wanderboy43
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    Dohl - An amazing experience

    by Wanderboy43 Written Nov 22, 2003

    I was completely surprise by my experience at a Dohl event in Lahore.
    This is an event every Friday night, where about 1000 dudes cram into a courtyard outside a tomb, smoke, and watch a drumming and dancing spectacle from about 11pm to 4am.
    First, a space is cleared for the dancing (guys with sticks go around and threaten to hit peoples legs if they don't pull them in).
    Next, a guy comes out and rants and raves for about 30 minutes (until people yell out things like 'shut up and drum').
    He then went around trying to get everyone to sit down, climb down off the walls, and out of the trees, which people did, only to climb back up again.
    Finally the drumming started (which was excellent), followed by guys in white robes dancing, hopping around, and spinning (fast).
    I stayed until about 1am, and really enjoyed the show.

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