Posted at 8:20 pm , on January 19, 2011
I’ve spent a second look to this billboard the first time I saw it when I’ve returned from my vacation weeks ago. I wondered if I missed a lot that I did not know that there will be a Michael Jackson related event in the UAE. Hence, “his photo” on the promo material. (Not that my concerts attendance is impressive, but I will go crazy in case I will miss a huge one, at par with Linkin Park’s.) Only this morning on my way to the office that I’ve taken a closer look and noticed that he is actually Wang Jackson. I felt a little disoriented about his identity, me being totally clueless, how come the credible Sky Events Management will bring him in the Gulf if they are not so certain about his marketability. A bit of googling revealed that Wang Jackson is a Chinese artist who became popular due to his resemblance to the late great MJ. Incidentally, they met each other before the latter’s death in 2009.
This is claimed to be one of Wang Jackson’s biggest dancing concerts. For those who are interested, you may catch him on 20th January, 2011 at Zayed Sports City-International Tennis Center. Doors will open at 7:00 PM and show will start at 9:00 PM. Tickets are priced at AED 450 (VIP), AED 300 (Diamond), AED 150 (Gold), and AED 100 (Silver). Tickets are still available via Virgin Megastore or call 02 6334630.
Posted at 8:18 pm , on November 20, 2010
Our weeklong break (due to Eid al-Adha) is concluding in few hours. I am glad that I decided not to travel outside the UAE and tried a combination of staycation + never tried stuff. Productivity and leisure rolled into one. I am happy, too, that I gave Abu Dhabi Grand Prix a go last minute and that the tickets “found me” just in time even if it was impossible to source out that hour. Watching a race up close was a new experience. At first, the engine’s roaring was so deafening, despite the ear protection provided to us upon entry to the designated grandstands. It was a thrilling experience. Congratulations to Sebastian Vettel, the youngest Formula One champion.
Posted at 2:31 am , on November 19, 2010
(Prince kicking off by saying “Dearly beloved, we are gathered here today, to get through this thing called Life” …)
I almost skipped going to Prince’s concert. First, I wanted to recover from the consecutive (almost) sleepless nights due to earlier after-race concerts. Second, I thought I will not appreciate it because I’ve not followed his discography and I’m not from his era. Third, I was still very, very high on the preceding night’s mindblowing concert of Linkin Park. Lastly, I was discouraged by the possibility that I won’t be getting a decent spot because we came past the opening of the concert arena gate. We have watched the finals of the race (congratulations to Sebastian Vettel for being the 2010 grand prix world champion).
But despite the hesitation, this reasoning mattered more: there must be something that the organizers let Prince wrap up the amazing weekend of grand prix and after-race concerts. And I am so glad that I went.