Flair Bartending is Beautiful
I woke up this morning to a strange e-mail in my facebook. It was from Kushal Poudel. Kushal is a flair bartender in Las Vegas, arguably the epicenter of the flair world. And it’s a video of him performing in Nepal. I’ve seen so much flair over the years, that I’ve become a little numb. The sound of tins clanging on the ground of the hollow polyurethane practice bottles spinning is familiar to me now. I’m used to thinking about flair in a sort of box:
-As a way to make more tips.
-As a way to bring people to your bar.
-As a way to make yourself indispensably cool to your employer.
Seeing this video in Nepal, outside of the context of the bar, before I had time to label it I have to express my tremendous respect for the hundreds of hours of quality practice required to achieve this level of movement. I hope you enjoy it as much as I do.
Thank you for sharing Kushal.