Aaron in Azerbaijan

Just another blog about Azerbaijan.

Azerbaijan, Featuring a Parade of Celebrities

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We’ve already seen 50 Cent blow up here, and Akon passed through, too.  We’re expecting Ashton Kutcher and Demi this fall.  And now this:

…it has been reported, that the festival will go on for not one but three days. On the first day, the retro concert will be hosted, where such stars as Tomas Anders (Modern Talking), Roxette, Scorpions, Backstreet Boys, Tony Braxton and others will perform. The main concert will be hosted on the second day, where Beyonce, Lady GaGa, Rihanna, Mariah Carey will sing. And, on the third day, the world-known DJ’s will show off their skills to the citizens of Azerbaijani Capital.

That’s a lineup right there, folks.  If Azerbaijan wasn’t on the map before (it wasn’t), it will be soon.  This concert is going down in Baku and being broadcast to 168 countries.  And MTV is starting a channel here or something.  The MTV guy for the region, Matt Goldstein, made an interesting observation here, though:

“80% of Americans never heard of Azerbaijan, and due to this festival, they will get to see not only the stars perform, but also learn a lot about Azerbaijan, and its tourism potential”.

I agree with half of that statement.  At least 80% of Americans have never heard of Azerbaijan.  Learning about tourism potential?  Wow.  I’m curious to hear what Mr. Goldstein thinks of as the bellwethers of tourism potential.


Written by Aaron

July 7, 2010 at 3:36 pm

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