Aag Alive 2009 Concert Review

By

Sara Khalid

Note: This review focuses primarily on performances and how they looked over television. It doesn’t cover the the venue mishaps and other events.

The show started with an Aag Alive lounge. The lounge started off with the Aagmentary which basically took a look at the history of Pakistani pop music from Ahmed Ruhshdi to Junoon, it was actually quite interesting for any Pakistani pop music fan. After the Aagmentary segment the VJs showed glimpses of the actual concert. They also showed the Behind the Scenes of Aag Alive, all of this was put together really well but after a while the Aag Alive lounge got extremely boring especially the clips in between the actual show…no one really cares about these actors etc. and their interviews, the people watching on TV or online are only interested in the PERFORMANCES not these lame interviews! They were HORRIBLE! Especially the last one with the old man Ali Muhammad Mir who passed very rude comments about Atif Aslam, Annie, and singers in general (he was suppose to be imitating Musharaf apparently)…

Now lets get to the actual performances.

Aag Alive Camp Night & Concert Airing Schedule

December 27, 2009

Update:

AAG ALIVE – Behind the Scene: Tuesday 29th December ‘09, 2009 at 10:00 pm

AAG ALIVE Documentary: Wednesday 30th December ‘09, 2009 at 9:00 pm

AAG ALIVE Camp Night: Wednesday 30th December ‘09, 2009 at 10:00 pm

AAG ALIVE Concert: Thursday 31st December ‘09, 2009 at 2:00 pm

Original:

Based on the latest update, air date of Aag Alive 2009 is going to be 31st of December 2009. The concert will be almost around 8 hours long (excluding extra scenes and advertisement breaks) and will be streamed on Aag Tv at new year’s evening. Once we get to know exact details of the time, we will update you guys through this post.

Why was Aag Alive a Disaster by “Anonymous Musician”

December 18, 2009

This story has been shared by self-proclaimed unknown musician who was at Dubai/Sharjah for Aag Alive and was part of the performers-list but couldn’t perform. He writes in detail what really happened at Aag Alive. This story was shared by him at PakStop.

First hand info from a last hand artist at the show .

We reached in high spirit and how the promos show, to achieve showing of unity. At sound check, we were all pumped because bigness of stage and other works. We were not amongst the super superstars so we were not being paid to do this since it was the part of our album deal but it wasnt the money we were looking for. It was opportunity to just be valuable to share stage with all the greats of industry for a great cause. It was about to happen the next day. A concert never done in the history on Pakistan Aag hai to dikha do and all slogans were in our heart more than on tv. This concert was cancelled twice in Karachi and once in Lahore and finally it was about to happen. Their dream was to become reality, but it rained in Dubai like never before and once it again the show was cancelled/ postponed.
Why was question in everyones minds.

Aag Alive ’09 Takes Place Late Night, Sharjah, 13th Dec 09

December 13, 2009

Update

The concert took place late at night. They didn’t live telecast. Pictures here.

Originial

The much awaited concert, which had already changed lots of destinations to rock our souls out has again been delayed. While the unprofessional organizers and event-managers were ruining the concerts in Pakistan, people had put their faith in Aag Alive since the event was managed by none other than Aag Tv.

The event has been delayed now for the 4th time starting from Lahore, Karachi, Dubai and then Sharjah. The first two delays were to move the concert out of Pakistan for security reasons. The event was then shifted to Dubai so that it may take place with “peace”. Right at the time of the event it rained heavily and the concert couldn’t take place. Even though, it was the responsibility of the management to make sure that no such mishap happens, most of the viewers still happened to forgive them since the event was delayed and not canceled.

Aag Alive ’09 Concert Is In Sharjah Now, 13th Dec ’09

December 12, 2009

aag alive sharjahUpdate 2:

Aag Alive ’09 will finally happen today at Sharjah Golf Club. The event will be indoor so don’t worry it’s not going to rain this time.

Details:

Tickets : * 50% Off for Students!

Contact:

055-5066066
055-5801801
050-4766584
055-5055055

Update 1:

Sunday is just around the corner and I haven’t received any update from the Aag team about the new date. However, Annie has also updated her facebook status confirming it on Sunday. Hadiqa has also updated another status confirming that event will take place on Sunday. Let’s just hope it’s really happening tomorrow. Please share in comments if you have any more details.

Original:

So, once again the largest concert of Pakistan goes off but this time the reason was the massive rain and wind. Since the venue was open air, the organizers (Aag) couldn’t do anything but wait. Within 2 hours almost 300 people had left the venue which confirmed us that concert will not be happening today. Moreover the crowd asked for re-fund of their money, which wasn’t provided by the Aag team which gave us the confirmation that concert is delayed but not canceled. The new tentative date set for the concert was said to be 13th of December, 2009 which has now almost been confirmed. The event will take place this Sunday now. Hadiqa Kiani also updated her Facebook status read more