Unforgettable last week end in Dubai for SANDANCE festival!
Escaped from the almost winter, grey, rainy weather from Paris, the 35°C humid air in Dubai was quite a shock. And once arrived at the Atlantis Palm Dubai just said WOW!!!
What to say about this big impressive building grown from nowhere on a palm sand branch?
Huge, Amazing, Luxurious… totally inspired from Las Vegas Hotels –beautiful flowers, impressive sculptures and furniture everywhere, everything is shinny , brightening – floors , walls, lobby all are immaculate …
And, the most amazing is that the Killers were there, too.
Since 2010, the hotel organized Sandance Festival which is a kind of huge party on the beach, a marathon of 12 hours music – concerts or DJs from 3 am to 3 pm.
Do not know what to say about the early hours of the festival – but at 20 pm, we found an extremely hot ambience down there in the public – feet in the sand – and very big beer fans.
The Killers started at 21h30 and they looked & sounded FABULOUS. They delivered an electric show – the last one saved for the best- as their long international touring stopped that evening.
A happy smiling Brandon, full of energy and perfect vocals, Dave’s powerful guitar riffs , the unstoppable Ronnie and his unrelenting drum lines and Jake’s assuming perfectly the bass partition –their performance left us breathless and on sweat .
Brilliant Spaceman, crowd’s favourite Human, excellent For Reasons Unknown or my favourite All the things that I have done – The Killers demonstrate again that they put their heart & soul singing everywhere.
Split rumors- no way– after more than 1 year far from home, that’s pretty normal. We are all “sick of “routine . They are also Humans (hmm or are they Dancers???)
Here below – 16 magic songs set (too short!!!!- I missed BLING ) picked from all albums including 2 covers –
The Way It Was
Smile Like You Mean It
Shadowplay ( Joy Division )
I Think We’re Alone Now ( Ritchie Cordell, Tiffany)
Somebody Told Me
For Reasons Unknown
From Here On Out
A Dustland Fairytale
Read My Mind
All These Things That I’ve Done
Jenny Was a Friend of Mine ( Brandon , what’s up with keyboards? – suddenly he threw it across the stage )
When You Were Young
Thank you guys for this Unforgettable Night!
This was almost the perfect weekend – Regrets??? – I have a few!
The girl from France.