Tuesday, January 03, 2012

Happy New Year 2012 - Coldplay in Abu Dhabi

Released in June 2011 ... Every Teardrop is a Waterfall was played live at the Steve Jobs memorial/celebration-of-life event at Apple headquarters on October 19, 2011 in Cupertino, California. In November 2011, it was nominated for two Grammy Awards, Best Rock Performance and Best Rock Song. The results will be released at the Feb 2012 award ceremony.

With that, Coldplay closed the concert and ushered in 2012 for us Abu Dhabians!

Brought to you live from the Volvo Ocean Race Destination Village, near Marina Mall, here in Abu Dhabi ... Happy New Year!

Fireworks over the Corniche of Abu Dhabi ...

Not as spectacular as the amazing UAE Day fireworks, but impressive none-the-less.

A very good reminder, Please note that the UAE has a zero tolerance policy towards drinking and driving.

The 25,000 - 30,000 strong crowd disperses at 12:15am, the party actually went on till about 1am with a DJ spinning tracks ... It took me 45 minutes to walk from near Central Market on the Corniche to the venue, and it took OK and DL over an hour to give me a ride back to my home, due to the mad traffic!


CUMI & CIKI said...

Happy new year Jules.. what fab fireworks!!

Julian Si said...

Haha... this is just a wee-small little firework display, by Abu Dhabi standards.

Bigger ones ... on UAE Day (40th celebration this year), as well as when the yachts arrived 2 days ago at the Volvo Ocean Race (The one Coldplay opened for).