The concert was a huge surprise for me. From our Entertainment City trip, we headed straight home, got Rohail freshened up and headed for the Ice Skating Rink in Kuwait City which was the designated venue. We were there by 7.15pm and there seemed to be a huge crowd. People were being ushered in and there was a lot of security as well.
My biggest surprise was when we entered the hall and I saw the stage. I had seen nothing like this in Kuwait till then and that too for a Pakistani event.
The show got on the road by quarter to nine (announced time was 7pm!) and Bushra Ansari was going to host it. She did some chit chat and also sang a few songs and soon called Shahida Minni to perform. She was OK though towards the end of her performance she managed to get the crowd quite involved. Then the guy who sang “Lahore Lahore Hai” (Lahore is Lahore) came and performed his song (for the life of me I can’t remember his name).
Next up was Ali Zafar. We had seen him perform at a concert held during the DSF (Dubai Shopping Festival) 2 years ago and though he was a very good singer even then; I didn’t see much of an entertainer in him at that time. This time around things had changed radically and he gave an energy-filled and dynamic performance. Everyone enjoyed it immensely and it was entertaining to see his narrations and acting prior to and even during the songs.
Last and certainly not least was Abrar-ul-Haq. This guy does amazing bhangra and had the crowd completely mesmerized. He also used this as an opportunity to promote the charity work he has been doing (he has set up an organization called Sahara For Life and they are doing some great work in Pakistan).
We all had fun and Rohail was very patient too. It was almost 1 in the morning when the show ended and we headed home after a very tiring yet fun day.
See all the photos here.