Overpromise’ and ‘underdeliver’ are two words that come to mind if one were to describe this year’s Super Salt. The much-awaited event took place over the weekend and needless to say didn’t live up to the hype. From bad sound to being overcrowded to artists not being able to form a connection with the audience, Super Salt had it all.
Over 50 musicians were playing at the event, with main acts including Ali Gul Pir, Meesha Shafi, Hamza Akram, and Shamoon Ismail. While the sound system was clearly mismanaged, certain acts did manage to make the best out of the situation.
Overcrowded beyond overcrowded. @SaltArts irresponsible to have such an over crowded event! #supersalt2019
Why would u allow kids in? Not safe for kids etc. Please be mindful in the future. @ZahrahV u didnt miss much! pic.twitter.com/G1kM0trNMY
— Deen Sheikh (@deensheikh) December 14, 2019
Super salt 2019 show was major major disappointment, from truly awful sound production , to confusing choice of sets and songs , plus arrangements for the crowd unsatisfactory , better luck next time , but focus should be on the music experience than stage production. #saltarts
— syed ayub (@ayubsm) December 15, 2019
Hussain Dossa and Meesha Shafi were the better ones through the night allowing audiences to temporarily ignore the overall mismanagement. Shamoon Ismail, on the other hand, landed himself in an embarrassing situation. While the cause of it is up to debate, be it a bad sound system or his own abilities, Hussain Dossa was brought in a second time to compensate for the Islamabad-based-singer songwriter’s onstage debacle.