Corniche Collaboration: Cultural Festival, Qatar
Trip Start Mar 20, 2007
1Trip End Mar 25, 2007
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However, mere hours before the show began a storm blew up over Doha that brought gale-force winds and torrential rain. It whipped the bay up into a sea of froth and pushed onto the corniche with middle-eastern fury, testing all the temporary structures that had been built for the event
It was one of those charged situations where people were thrown into the chaos of danger, damage control, risk and despair or relief under the pressure of nature's mighty force. After a while, as the damage became apparent, there was nothing more to try and salvage and we could only put out faces into the wind and feel it's blast or run for shelter. We faced the wind in all its fury. It stirred us all...equally, into a state of elation and we shouted and screamed and jumped around like children on the wall between the ocean and the land, the storm's ferver gusting through our spirits, uplifting us with its force. Then we ran for cover.
The show was postponed and carried out without a hitch on the next evening, but the delay was an organisational head-ache for artist's flights as tickets were cancelled and had to be rebooked. Some artists were stranded there for up to a week with out knowing when they'd return.
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