By Mansoor Qureshi
Last week was a huge success not just for Intense Entertainment but for the people of Washington DC Metro area. Rahat Fateh Ali Khan’s concert took place at EagleBank Arena located in Fairfax, VA on Saturday evening and believe it or not but it was a great platform for the desi communities to set aside their differences and enjoy a great performance. The arena kept on filling and the people had the time of their lives! Manish Sood, CEO of Intense Entertainment who has hosted over 50 concerts initially faced criticism for making this concert happen but despite the negative feedback that some people spewed about him or the concert, he didn’t let this falter his dedication to bring people together through the power of music and this concert is a proof of that. The combination of Bollywood, Qawwali and fusion all under a single roof was an amazing concept and it nailed it.
This concert had a tremendous success. People from various communities were present under a single roof and they were all united by power of music. They laughed, danced, swayed with the flow of the music together. They all enjoyed and went with a huge smile on their faces. Just for that time no one cared who was present or what their background was, what culture they belonged from, what their beliefs were. All anyone cared about was the passion for music and that which had brought them together.
“So many people asked me what would they see different, or new in Rahat Fateh Ali Khan’s concert this time around that they have not seen before,” said Manish. “The concept and the production of Me, Myself and I is out of the world. You have never seen, or even imagined the kind of production you will see in this show” and he was right, the ambiance was nothing short of enchanting. The lighting, sound and visuals made this concert more lifelike than it already was. People were mesmerized.
Some of the reviews that people gave after the concert ended were:
Kalwar said “Rahat’s performance was spectacular as usual. Thank you Intense Entertainment for continuously making the desi community proud and allowing us to have the time of our lives. A big shout out to Manish Sood for making this possible and uniting the desi community in the West.”
Veer Jesrani says “Rahat is amazing. Witnessing him perform live is something else entirely. Great work Manish and Intense Entertainment. Keep doing- your best.”
Sara Bhutto said, “Watching Rahat Fateh Ali Khan perform live was ecstatic. Bringing joy in our lives and putting all or worries behind while listening to his mesmerizing voice.”
Muqbool Somroo says, “Manish has been bringing joy and uniting the desi community here for a long time. His efforts have not gone in Vain as shown today in this concert. Good Job and keep bringing smiles on everyone’s faces.”
Sunita Sharma expressed, “The desi community is proud to call Rahat Fateh Ali Khan as one of our own. This is one of those moments where the desi communities put their differences aside and unite under a single banner, the banner of music. Thank you, Manish Sood, for making this possible.”
So, in a nutshell, no one, and I mean no one was left unsatisfied when the concert ended. In fact, they were quite relaxed and had forgotten about any and all worries if they had any by attending this event. If you missed the chance to attend this concert then fret not for Intense Entertainment is bringing yet another concert with the star-studded singer who has gained recognition in a very short time across the globe. His name is Atif Aslam and he’ll be performing on 15th of November at The Theater at MGM National Harbor, MD. So, book your tickets now to have an experience of a lifetime!