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‘No dancing’ at Saudi concert

Egyptian singer and judge Tamer Hosny (C) sings during “The Voice Kids: Ahla Sawt” show on February 3, 2018, at MBC studios north of the Lebanese capital Beirut – AFP

RIYADH: A “No dancing or swaying” instruction on tickets to Egyptian pop sensation Tamer Hosny’s upcoming concert in Saudi Arabia has triggered an avalanche of mockery and ridicule on social media. Thousands of fans were taken by surprise when tickets for Hosny’s first-ever Saudi concert in the western city of Jeddah on March 30 came with the edict that dancing was “strictly prohibited”. “Ladies and gentlemen, please fasten your seatbelts,” one Twitter user said. Another tweeted: “No dancing or swaying in a concert! It’s like putting ice under the sun and asking it not to melt.”

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