ISLAMABAD: Pakistan claimed the Guinness World Record title for most cars in a drive-in concert with over 1,000 cars gathered for the event.
Organised by Jazz and Active Media at Park View City, the concert featured performances by Atif Aslam, Ali Azmat and Bilal Khan.
The star-studded line-up kept the audience enthralled as they listened to music from their own cars and watched a spectacular fireworks show afterwards. Each of the musicians performed some of their most popular songs.
Bilal Khan sang Larho Mujhay from Coke Studio (Season 5) released in 2012 and Mein Doob Raha Hun.
Ali Azmat performed a series of old favourites including Dama Dam Mast Qalandar, Garaj Baras, Sayonee, Papu Yar Tang Na Kar, Ye Jism Hai Tu Kya and Ishq Bhi Kiya Re Maula.
Atif Aslam sang Woh Lamhe, Aadat, Tera Hone Laga Hoon, Jal Pari, Dil Diyyan Gallan and Rafta Rafta.
The concert was also streamed live on social media platforms allowing many more fans to watch the mesmerising performances.
Those at the venue appreciated arrangements and the scale of the event. Arrangements were made to install cameras across the venue at strategic locations allowing the Guinness World Records’ supervisors to periodically count the cars in attendance at the event.
Mohammad Naveed Butt appreciating organisers of the concert in a tweet stated: “World record of biggest drive in Concert has been made with 1,680 vehicles after breaking previous one which was with 999. Congratulations Pakistan and Park View City and Jazz for this big achievement!”
Asif Aziz, chief commercial officer at Jazz said, “Creating a new world record is a wonderful achievement for us all and it’s heartening to see the enthusiasm shown by the residents of the twin cities to be part of this momentous occasion”.
Large public gatherings and entertainment have been curtailed by the pandemic which is why there is a new trend of finding drive-in alternatives to gatherings that used to be normal.
Published in Dawn, December 13th, 2021