Dubai's 90s revival continued with a live performance at The Music Room
Time Out Dubai staff
Though the venue wasn’t maxed out for retro Britpop band Republica’s gig, a group of die-hard fans danced and sang along at the front just like it was 1996. This time, though, the crowd and band were a little older, tubbier and had less hair. We can’t deny that the songs are still catchy, but taken out of their Britpop context, the lyrics are actually quite funny. Who says ‘I wanna get off with you’ any more? As promised, flame-haired singer Saffron belted out ‘Drop Dead Gorgeous’ and, luckily for us, she played ‘Ready to Go’ not once, but twice. We’re not sure if it was because the crowd loved it or because the band had run out of material. Either way, it was an enjoyable evening of nostalgic pogo-ing classics.