December 13th, @ Alimas Carnival. The last night of competition among the bands on the Break-Out festival in Maldives, an event by Jar Music Group (UK).
Bands played: Trio, Gianscore, 1984, Traphic Jam.
Sound rating: 3/10
Bands rating overall: 7/10
Crowd rating: 5/10 (for the fight)
Golhaa Force rating: 4/10
Not a gig that I would remember, unfortunately for the bands the whole show was more commercial oriented. The Dhiraagu banners were more prominent than the bands. The bands were good. But the sound was really pathetic. I thought local sound rental crews did sound badly, but I was proved wrong. Whether they did not have enough equipment or whether sellotape was put on the FOH board's master fader to stay -6dB, only god and the engineer would know.
Overall rating: 3/10
The lesson: competition among the bands in Maldives is not a healthy venture for the infant music industry of Maldives yet. Thank you Jar music, it was a great opportunity for Maldivian bands, however what went wrong I have no idea. I never got so bored at a show, it was like hearing the bands from a music player rather than live. Most of the people around me were chatting comfortably, the sound never took the crowds attention. Except of the fans near the stage, they had a good time. And yes a fight did happen unsuprisingly.
This was a clip from the sound check..
This says a lot, when you think about the video clip a little deeper.
But still, this was a great opportunity for music bands in Maldives. At least Fasy has done something that would justify the honorary award he recieved from the former regime for the development of music in Maldives. Hehe. Well, I can't recall Flu Nashid doing something like this for the young local bands, oh yeah I forgot, he was busy competing with them. Well, collaboration would be better than competition. That's what I think.