May 6 , 2011 was the ultimate night for all the hip hop fans in the capital because the Doggfather, Snoop Dogg was in town! Personally, the successful event made a mark on me as huge fan of his music and for sure for the entire crowd as well. Seeing him upclose , listening to his legendary hit songs was an experience I never imagined of having. I was also surprised to realize that the Middle East people were also big fans of rap music. The crowd was tremendous, that I have heard they have sold extra tickets just to accommodate fans who are really dying to see the concert.
It was really a night of fun, party and surprises, specially when he came out wearing that Kandoura (the traditional clothing for Arab Men) . A gift from a fellow arab rapper, he wore that Kandoura despite of the heat that was felt that night. However, I think he enjoyed it and his audience was very much pleased. The whole crowd danced, grooved and went wild when Snoop performed his ever so famous hits like “The Next Episode, Nothing but a G thang, What’s My Name (Snoop Doggy Dog) and his latest UK hit “Wet”. The whole experience had me confused whether to just watch and enjoy the show or should I concentrate on my photography. It was a very weird and a fulfilling experience at the same time and I am very grateful that Flash Entertainment was able to organize such an amazing event and for giving me a chance to capture it.
But with two weekends of two internationally acclaimed performers, I can’t help myself to think who will be the next artist that will hit Abu Dhabi by storm? Will it be Bruno Mars, Katy Perry, or Lady Gaga? I really can’t wait!
Thank you Flash Entertainment for this wonderful experience.