Irish singer-songwriter back for St Patrick's Day in Dubai
Time Out staff
The lowdown Event: Bob Geldof When: Thursday March 14 Where: The Irish Village
The Irish knight took to the stage last Thursday for his annual St Patrick’s Day Dubai gig. Overall the atmosphere was positive, with revellers enjoying the weekend of celebrations for the patron saint’s feast day. Bob himself sounded good; however when the crowd requested 'I Don't Like Monday's' and 'Rat Trap' he instead proceeded to play two downbeat, drawn-out, tracks of his choice with a long improv section in the middle. It dampened the vibrant atmosphere a bit, and felt a little like the entire performance had transformed into a Grateful Dead concert. Fortunately, this soon changed, and Geldof resumed more upbeat and exciting tracks - including The Great Song of Indifference, and Dazzled By You. See page 6 for our chat with him ahead of his gig.