After a late morning announcement by the Students’ Union, Atif Aslam performed at Shri Ram College of Commerce’s parking lot at 1300 hours, a day after it was originally scheduled for. The Pakistani singer performed for about 20 minutes, singing his popular numbers like Doorie, Jeena and Ye Meri Kahani before before ending his performance with Gulabi Aankhei.
The organizing committee of Crossroads 2015 has faced a lot of ire on social media for alleged mismanagement in the course of the festival. Attendees of the fest pointed out various glitches ranging from nil security checks to no clarity of entry check points and mode of entry. People have also been complaining of overcharged passes for entry, while the entry became open to all later. Various sources reported stampede like situations towards the end of the day.
Yesterday, the performance was cancelled for the day due to incessant rain spells. At 11:00 AM today, the official Facebook handle of Crossroads was updated with the information of Atif Aslam’s performance at 12 noon.
The venue of the festival was shifted from sports ground to the parking lot and dedicated SRCC students were seen clearing the water logged passages with mugs and buckets for the smooth conduct of Atif Aslam’s concert.
What followed was rapid swelling of the crowd till the audience was as thick as yesterday’s. Spectators, some expecting another delay in the performance, were still pouring in when the performance ended.
During the performance, Atif spoke of the dedication showed by organizers of the fest after it started running into problems, to the cheer of everyone.
The Romanian pop act – Akcent is to take center stage at SRCC Crossroads at 6:00 PM this evening.
Featured Image Credits: Chirag Sharma for DU Beat.
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