Ode to Pearl Jam

We interrupt what has turned into the Colin show for a very important topic – Pearl Jam. The legendary rockers killed it in Hartford in late October. I was lucky enough to be there to witness it. Here’s a little something for all the fans out there… CHECK OUT SOME VIDEO:

We call “Du over”!

So, our last concert was Madonna in the newly coined Du Arena, poised to be a fitting and fabulous end to what was nearly a dozen concerts in our two years here. Unfortunately, it was memorable for the wrong reasons. First, being June, it was hot. Super hot. And, being packed into an outdoor arena …

Sir Elton in Abu Dhabi

In our 11th concert in only 18 months, we were treated to the ballads of Sir Elton John on Yas Island. He did not disappoint, rolling out some #1 hits along with some lesser-known tunes. He sounded great, so we couldn’t have asked for more (except a backstage pass perhaps). All in all, a great …

Dancing (Well More Like Sitting) in the Sand

So, we’re in that in-between period where the weather’s not too hot yet not too cool to spend a night out. And, we took full advantage of it with the season’s first Sandance, a 12-hour concert and DJ set at the Atlantis Palm Jumeirah’s Nassimi Beach. Headlining the night were Irish rockers Snow Patrol, mixed …

The Sounds of F1 v2.0

It’s November and that means the world’s best Formula One drivers descend on Abu Dhabi for the last race of the year. But as exciting as the racing is, the real highlight of F1 weekend, IMO, was the concerts held after each day of racing. Could this year’s acts top last year’s solid line-up? We …

Taking the Train to Dubai

Sorry for the delay in postings – it’s been busy, busy, busy! One of the more memorable moments from February came with a trip to Dubai for Jazzfest – which, oddly, didn’t have a ton of jazz acts as the three-day festival continued on. It was still a great time with our favorite live band …

Radio

Radio stations in Abu Dhabi and Dubai are pretty similar to those found back home – fairly obnoxious DJs, cash contests, dumb sound effects and lots of commercials. Many of the stations are strictly in Arabic, while several are in English and Arabic….meaning you could have a commercial in English, followed by a different commercial …

The Sounds of F1

F1 weekend wasn’t just about racing – there were lots of concerts and performances to take in. Trying to really throw ourselves into the experience (and, in part, thanks to Meg’s cool boss), we took a stab at seeing 4 performances in 4 nights. Thursday – To help fuel excitement for F1 weekend, Abu Dhabi …