It was an impromptu plan last month when Hadramie asked me about Lat's Theater when I said, "daripada tengok Lat the Musical, baiklah tengok Maher Zain concert" and it was a long eagerly wait between mid-January until last night when the concert is finally here. Went to the concert with Hadramie, also as his 60th birthday treat.
MZ was great, I even got goosebumps hearing his songs live, especially Thank You Allah. He even sang the Malay version of Insyaallah and for the first time ever, he sang his latest song, Freedom, which he had just composed one and a half week ago. Crowd was supportive although lots of empty seats seen, which is in contrast to the sold-out notice made by the promoter.
The guest artists were superb, as well. The opening act was by the local nasyeed group In-Team. There were also Irfan Makki from Canada, Fazli from Indonesia (I heard he's the one who translated the Insyaallah lyrics to Malays), and there was also my favorite Mesut Kurtis, singing few songs including my favorite Burdah. The back-up stringers and percussionists were awesome, too!
In all, I enjoyed every moment of the concert as much as I enjoyed DT. Enjoyed the company of Hadramie, who sang along almost all songs throughout the concert. And definitely, it was a night to remember, Insyaallah...