Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates: 26 October, 2011: ‘Nothing Else Matters’, that’s what thousands of fans chanted as they began arriving at the Yas Arena, Yas Island, on Tuesday night to see the biggest hard rock band on the planet perform for the first time in Abu Dhabi.
When die hard Metallica fans first heard the news they were coming to town, thousands snapped up tickets in record time and weren’t disappointed as the famous quartet of James Hetfield, Lars Ulrich, Kirk Hammet and Robert Trujillo rocked the Yas Arena.
The hard rock legends, who are celebrating their 30th anniversary, opened the show with some of their most powerful hits, and for over 2 hours a capacity crowd was treated to one of the biggest rock concerts the region has ever seen.
The band dominated the biggest stage in the Middle East blasting out hits including Enter Sandman, Creeping Death, Nothing Else Matters, Sanitarium and Seek and Destroy. There were tears of joy on the front row as die hard rock fans from across the region screamed for their heroes.
After the show, fans praised the iconic band saying it was one of the most powerful and electrifying performances they had ever witnessed at the Yas Arena.
Tarek Al Alawi flew in from Egypt to see his icons perform. He said: “I’ve been waiting for this moment all my life. I’ve got nothing else to say”.
Amanda Peterson from Dubai said: “I never thought we’d see Metallica in the UAE. The energy is incredible. This is the biggest Tuesday night I’ve ever had. What a show”.
Fans can download the audio of Metallica’s performance for this show at www.livemetallica.com.
To see how Metallica prepared for Yas Arena show, go to www.thinkflash.ae from Thursday 27th October and watch an exclusive video from the band’s Tuning Room.
The next installment of YISW will see the biggest electronic festival in the Middle East; Creamfields Abu Dhabi 2011 returns to Yas Arena for 2 days of the world’s biggest DJs and live acts on December 8th and 9th.
Headlining the third installment of the annual electronic dance fiesta will be Tiesto, deadmau5, Magnetic Man, Ferry Corsten, Katy B, Laidback Luke, Tinie Tempa, and a host of special guests.
Make it a Weekend. Make it a Yas Island Show Weekend. For tickets visit www.thinkflash.ae. Plan your weekend at www.yasisland.com. Stay tuned for the other events and surprises happening on Yas Island this year.
Today morning, while browsing on my Google+ stream, I saw this re-shared post of +Jorge Ricaldoni originally posted by +Tom Bielecki. It’s a simple diagram showing us where “NOT” to crop when shooting people. The RED lines represent the parts that should not be cropped of and the GREEN lines represents the parts that can be cropped. This guidewill help us avoid taking awkward photographs especially those who are just starting in photography.
I would like to congratulate all the winners of the 4th Annual Scott Kelby’s Worldwide Photowalk and most specially to Mr. Jaime Cesar Tibe for winning the Grand Price. Allow me to quote Scott Kelby’s exact words why his photo won the grand prize for this year.
This shot makes me smile. As soon as I saw it, I smiled, and I’m still smiling. I love the composition and its sense of balance, and I think the post processing was spot on. I love the color all the around, and how the sky looks versus the water, and I particularly love the bubbles in the lower right corner from the last jumper. Just looks like a beautiful summer’s day, and a wonderful scene along the walk route, and it’s the kind of shot I see on places like 500px.com and think, “Wow, what a cool shot!” Great capture, moment, emotion, processing, and composition. -Scott Kelby
People like Jaime makes me proud to be a Filipino Photographer. More power to you and your family. Mabuhay ka kabayan!
THOUSANDS GET UP CLOSE AND PERSONAL WITH POP ICON JANET JACKSON AT THE YAS ARENA
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates: 14 October, 2011: Thousands of pop fans flocked to the Yas Arena on Thursday night to see the legendary Janet Jackson perform from her many number one smash hits.
The pop icon kicked off another outstanding season of Yas Island Show Weekends, bringing what has been hailed worldwide as her largest ever tour; Number Ones: Up Close and Personal.
Fans were taken on a trip down memory lane as the iconic megastar serenaded her supporters with her most popular number one hits including ‘Control’, ‘What Have You Done For Me Lately’, ‘Nasty’ ‘Miss You Much’, ‘Escapade’, ‘Again’ and ‘Love Will Never Do Without You’.
But it was the song which Janet Jackson had dedicated to Abu Dhabi, ‘That’s The Way Love Goes’, that had the crowd roaring. ‘I’m gonna take you to places you’ve never been before,’ she sang, leaving Fans in awe of one of contemporary music’s true icons.
Jayme Gafford from Texas said “I’ve grown up with Janet and I’ve loved her music all my life. I’m so thrilled to be here this evening that I even dressed like her tonight!”
Nadine from Lebanon said “It’s so wonderful to be able to see Janet live, I love her music and her voice. That’s the beauty of living in Abu Dhabi.”
Shatha Al Romaithi, FLASH Entertainment spokesperson, said Janet Jackson’s show was merely the beginning of what would be one of the biggest Yas Island Show Weekend concert seasons ever.
“Janet Jackson’s concert last night took many of her adoring fans on a journey back in time and showed how her music still influences millions of young people around the world,” she said. “The Yas Island Show Weekends is about bringing quality and varied talent to the island. We now look forward to Metallica on Oct 25 without doubt one of the biggest shows of the year. We urge fans to buy soon as tickets are selling fast.”
The next concert of the season sees the biggest hard rock band in the world Metallica play Yas Arena on Tuesday October 25. Fan Pit tickets for this long awaited night of rock are almost sold out. General Admission tickets are still available but selling fast. Buy now at www.thinkflash.ae
Make it a Weekend. Make it a Yas Island Show Weekend. Plan your weekend at www.yasisland.ae.