I found out about an event that took place on the 24th of Feb only after a blogger, Q8Path told me that some of my photos were being showcased on the big screens in Jaber Stadium. So I researched about the event and found out they were holding an event to record break 4 things:
- Most People singing National Anthem of Kuwait Simultaneously. (70,000+ people)
- Largest Human Flag, Flag of Kuwait (32,000 people)
- Largest Human Picture, Picture of Amir Kuwait (6,000 people)
- Largest Human Mosaic, Shuhada Al Kuwait (5,000 people)
First thing that came in mind was why didn’t I know about this event? Why wasn’t there enough publicity? For an event that required a huge amount of people to participate you would think billboards would be everywhere to encourage people to sign up and take part weeks before the event took place. I know the event appeared on some TV channels but that isn’t enough to get 70,000 people to participate.
When I arrived the place was almost empty, even though the upper seating area was closed there were only two corners that had people in them. There was no way any records were going to be broken that day. The people hosting the event were almost begging the crowd to come and participate because they needed 1,500 more people to break a record.
I’m not sure if any records were actually broken that day but I doubt it. This event could have been the highlight of Hala February but instead went by and barely anyone knew it took place. The organizers are preparing for a second event that you can find more about [here]. I’m hoping this time it’s going to be bigger and well-managed to be able to get something in the Guinness World Records.
Update: Turns out management was terrible as well, below is feedback from a volunteer who was there since early morning that day:
“it was a Not at all managed! Everyone had different answers and no preparation was done! Big time miss management! I guess it was a complete waste of time I did by reaching at 11am n stayed till 8pm n did what? No one had any idea what to coordinate n what instructions to be given!”