Dubai Diaries: Down concert memory lane
Do you have warm memories of the very first job you participated in?
Are you a follower of performances? I matured in Dubai paying attention to Dubai 92, seeing Graph Assault on Network 33, gathering Blockbuster publications that I divided my spending money on with audio cassettes from the Thomsun shop in Karama Shopping center. And also throughout the years as I pinned up posters of Madonna, Jon Bon Jovi, New Children On The Block, Bros and also lots of various other vocalists on my wall surfaces, I would certainly desire for seeing my favorite artists personally – a remote desire at the time.
When I hemmed and haw my area in Karama’s Leader Structures to Rick Astley’s currently famous hit Never Ever Gon na Offer You Up, I never ever thought of that I would certainly reach stand best alongside the phase over 25 years later on at the 80s Rewind evening at Dubai Event City Park, applauding on a relatively eternal Astley and also a host of various other 80s celebrities as they vigorously vocalized their best hits.
The retro evening is just one of lots of excellent memories from performances went to in the city, when an easygoing desert community that has actually currently strongly developed itself (together with Abu Dhabi) on the radar of the globe’s most popular vocalists and also bands, and also frequently hosts incredible jobs, a lot to the joy of songs fans that live in the UAE.
My very first performance can be found in the late 90s when I saw British vocalist Peter Andre live at Heaven, a previous style and also theme park in Dubai. I still keep in mind the ticket price Dh60, and also was offered at the entryway itself. I participated in the performance with my buddy and also my bro in tow, the last trying to conceal his enjoyment at the primarily women group swooning at the view of a commonly shirtless Andre treating them to hits like Mystical Lady and also Flava Did we having fun? You wager.
Years later on in 2005, I was fortunate sufficient to capture R&B feeling Fate’s Youngster at Dubai Media City’s performance ground where numerous followers had actually collected to witness among the globe’s all-time successful women bands. It ended up being a foot-tapping evening of excellent songs from Beyonce Knowles, Kelly Rowland and also Michelle Williams, every one of whom likewise had effective solo occupations already.
What do you do when you have a crush on the diva of a kid band? You attempt your finest to wrangle a ticket for among his jobs, certainly. Something comparable took place when British quartet Blue – Antony Costa, Duncan James, Simon Webbe and also the extremely eye-catching (at the time) Lee Ryan – concerned community to do at Dubai Media City. Being a little short on cash money at the time and also not able to pay for tickets, I was delighted when my relative provided me an added pass he had for the program.
I swung incredibly at Lee, that regretfully had no hint of my presence, and also gladly sang along to the band’s memorable hits like All Surge and also One Love, forever happy for my relative’s kindness.
I’m expecting my following performance in the UAE. At the same time, do you have a certain performance you wish to share memories of? We would certainly enjoy to learn through you!