The good news is the sound was slightly better; a rating of 5/10.
Molecule Mouth kicked ass according to most people. But Unusha and Mezzo just gave the crowds time to go and have a coffee or something, they sucked. Unusha is a talented girl with an amazing voice, that would be there nevertheless. The other bands, including this 19 year girl who sang her own written songs and played guitars, I can't be bothered to find the band's name, was okay. That showed promising potential.
The funny thing was when the UK bands came on, they stopped the broadcasting on TV, but suddenly the FOH(Front Of the House) sound went up and then you could feel the music hitting you now. The engineer was a guy from UK or Jar Music (have no idea), whether he made the sound good when the UK bands came on purposely so people would realize their superiority, or it was because they could output high levels since the TV broadcasting was over, nobody but god and the engineer would know. (And a couple of more people I wager). Hehe.
Don't they have Splitters on stage to split the signals so the Monitoring engineer, FOH engineer and the Broadcasting engineer (if there was one) could have independent Gain structures? And people! we have witnessed history in the making in the music gigs of Maldives, you know why? They had a Monitor engineer on-stage - Hooray! Hehehe. I know, its like saying "they had strings on the guitars they played", but this is Maldives and we even had a 30 year regime rule in our country and called it a republic, so this should not be that surprising. Hopefully monitor engineering will become a standard in future gigs.
Anyways. I should be content and grateful that such an event has occurred eventually in Maldives, and keep my criticism minimal. But what the heck, it did suck on a scale of 8/10.
Jar Music Group rating: 9/10
UK Bands: 7/10
Other Bands: 5/10
Golhaa Force & Police: -2/10
I was not bothered to wait the whole show. You'll feel sick after a while, knowing that you are just seeing pawns of a larger game plan. I wonder if Fasy played? Hehehehe oops, I might have just hit the right notes, but I rather be out of tune. Hehehe. Hopefully when Jar Music returns it will be a better experience next time, at least for the bands and the fans.