Village Wedding – is the term used in Armenia for describing tasteless, low-quality events, where the whole point is to show off one’s wealth.
This year’s Russian oligarchic version of the Armenian music awards, the annually held Tashir awards ceremony was subprime example of such an event.
A bunch of Armenian pop musicians, who are, for some reason, called music stars, received apartments in Yerevan and Moscow, or, sometimes expеnsive cars.
There was no apparent logic for why this or that pop artist received a gift, except the whim of this or that oligarch who provided it.
I couldn’t stand the whole of the event and turned off the TV in about 30 minutes, but Unzipped, who has watched more of it, says an attempt to censor a joke by comedian Garik Martirossian happened during the live show.
Overall, it was a horrible, distasteful show. If you want to see what I mean, check out this 1-hour playlist.
WARNING: You’re going to be sorry for wasting that hour of your life!