Saudi Just Threw A Huge Party With Enrique Iglesias And David Guetta But It Backfired V Bad

By Biya Haq | 19 Dec, 2018

Okay Saudi, we see you.

Let’s face it, Saudi has not been in anyone’s good books lately. Well, except his.

Source: Sky News

Not Putin that observation here nor there (see what I did there?)

ANYWAY, despite the absolute controversy that has surrounded the gulf area, it seems that one of the most insane music fests in the history of Saudi just took place and honestly, it looked sick.

Like damn.

Accompanying the Formula E race in Riyadh, western entertainment was provided as basically the biggest three-day music festival the area has ever seen. In fact, really the ONLY major music festival that the people of Riyadh have seen in their own territory.

As part of Crown Prince Mohammad Bin Salman’s National Transformation program, Riyadh has been trying to get in touch with their ‘youth,’ so they thought why not throw a massive rager. Oh and mind you, this was the first co-ed concert which is a HUGE deal for a place like Riyadh. HUGE.

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Not really sure if throwing an insane party was the BEST thing to do for kids who have potentially always been completely sheltered from this most of their lives but they SHOT THEIR SHOT.

And clearly, it was right on target.

Images and videos of the concert have been going absolutely viral since the performances by world-renowned DJ’s and artists took the stage.

Scenes of the first concert in Saudi Arabia

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Everyone from Enrique Iglesias to Black Eyed Peas to One Republic strut their stuff on centre stage.

Source: Sportscode Images

 

Source: Sportscode Images

 

Source: Sportscode Images

However, slowly, things started getting a little heavy as things took a turn.

David Guetta is now apparently under a ton of scrutiny for playing a remix of a King Salman song.

Locals are upset that an international DJ was flown in to praise the King whereas the reality of the Gulf is very different than the liberal and open culture they were trying to force into one night.

Discrepancies have also been erupting on social media in regards to actual footage of the concert.

Videos of Enrique Iglesias hugging a fan who had allegedly rushed on to the stage have been going viral. However, that information was corrected when it was revealed that the footage was from a concert from 2016 in Baku, Azerbaijan.

Apart from this, according to local reports in Riyadh, many conservatives have been very upset in regards to the concert, as it does not follow along with the traditional culture residents have been used to all these years.

But apart from the questionable propaganda conspiracies, it was pretty obvious that everyone in that venue was pumped to be there.

Have you seen the videos? Any of the images? Let us know what you think in the comments below! Love you.

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Cover photo source:  The National/AlAraby

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