You must be living in a cave if you didn’t know Ed Sheeran was coming to town – it was literally the talk of the town! On Hi FM radio, Internet, Facebook, Instagram people were buzzing with excitement. This is literally the biggest show of the year and not one to miss out I joined in the excitement and went along.
I will apologise now for the quality of the photos in this post, these are mostly from my iPhone as I didn’t want to drag my big DSLR camera with me.
Just two nights previous Ed had won two Brit awards for British Male Solo Artist and Album Of the Year. His album “X” has sold 5.8 million copies worldwide.
Welcoming such an high profile name and the ‘man of the moment’ to our humble country is a BIG deal. Even more so because live music has so many ridiculous restrictions in Oman, that is a story for another day.. It was no shock that this concert was a complete sell out!
The venue for the evening was the outdoor amphitheatre at the Shangri La hotel. Set in a beautiful location with palm trees surrounding the venue it is an intimate and stunning venue.
Just as the venue was filling up with eager fans waiting to see the flame haired hero the weather took a turn for the worse. The wind picked up and the heavens opened on the crowd below spitting down large fat rain drops in quick succession. It was like a mini hurricane blowing into the venue. As we only get around 10 days of rain per year in Oman this was quite unexpected and no one was dressed or prepared for the weather.
Cue worried faces and shivering teenagers.
Thankfully for me I was able to hide out for the worst of the weather in the comfort of the piano lounge, perfect timing! And by chance hop on a random shuttle bus so we didn’t have to walk to the venue. Very lucky indeed!
The gig looked sure to be cancelled but thankfully just at the last minute the weather eased off, the stage was slightly drier and ready for the main man himself to make his entrance. Us Brit’s aren’t scared of a bit of rain!
Clearly still a little delicate from his Brit awards celebration, who can blame him?!, the ginger haired legend played all his best songs from “You Need Me, I don’t need you”, “Thinking out loud” to the most recognised “Sing” the song where he paired up with Pharrell Williams.
Even though Ed was alone on stage with only his guitar to accompany him, no live band, he put on one heck of a show!
You know it’s a successful show when thousands of people are dancing in the rain singing along!
I haven’t danced so much since a school disco way back in 1995 🙂 What a great night!
Massive thank you & well done to all the guys for bringing such an event to Oman, I can’t wait to see who is next.
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