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10,000 people at Enrique Iglesias concert in Damascus

July 5th, 2007 · 3 Comments · Culture

US Latin singer Enrique Iglesias has performed a charity concert* near the Damascus Old City to 10,000 people. It is the first western pop concert in Syria for 30 years.

It happened at the old fairground.

Tickets cost from $30 but huge TV screens were put up outside, where many more people watched for free.

There was some doubt about whether Iglesias would come to Syria. But after his team visited the country, and said that it wasn’t a terrorist haven, he went ahead with the concert. He is now extending his stay in Syria to do some sightseeing.

(*Thanks to Shady and Ammar for the corrections: Enrique took almost US$1 million, with the proceeds going to charity.)


3 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Shady Zayat // Jul 6, 2007 at 6.19 pm

    “near the newly reopened Citadel” and
    “outside the Citadel” is not really accurate, the party was in the old fair ground.

  • 2 syria almighty // Jul 6, 2007 at 8.01 pm

    I went to that concert! I was in the very back, Zone D. I literally climbed my way up to the VIP section, and stayed there the whole conert. It was crazy, what went on 😀 I am having the time of my life here! I took videos and pics. Maybe I can show you when I come back to Canada and upload them.

  • 3 sasa // Jul 6, 2007 at 8.02 pm

    Syria Almighty – that would be fantastic. If you could send me even one or two photos to put up here it would be great!

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