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Lana Del Rey says Abu Dhabi fans 'were by far the loudest crowd'

The singer took to the stage on day three of the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix

Lana Del Rey performs at at the du Arena for the Abu Dhabi F1 after-race concert on Saturday, November 30, 2019. Chris Whiteoak / The National
Lana Del Rey performs at at the du Arena for the Abu Dhabi F1 after-race concert on Saturday, November 30, 2019. Chris Whiteoak / The National

Lana Del Rey dazzled fans with a "hazy dream" of a concert at her Saturday, November 30 Abu Dhabi F1 concert. Much of the crowd had travelled from across the region to see her on stage. And it seems her adoring fans certainly caught her attention.

The 34-year-old was taken aback by the raucous reception from a crowd who had descended on Abu Dhabi from all corners of the Middle East

"Just wanted to say thank you so much to our friends in Abu Dhabi, also congratulations, you were by far the loudest crowd," the Summertime Sadness singer wrote on Twitter.

"That wraps up the last show for a little bit and can’t tell you how special the Midwestern leg of the run was, every day was sweet like cinnamon".

Del Rey is taking a touring break until February 2020, when she will be back on the road with European concert dates.

Of the crowd, The National's Saeed Saeed wrote: "The show also confirmed that Del Rey is a big deal in the region. After a previous sold-out show in Beirut back in 2013, the 34-year-old was taken aback by the raucous reception from a crowd who had descended on Abu Dhabi from all corners of the Middle East. Fan posters were projected across the screens stating they travelled from Saudi Arabia and Jordan to see their musical hero.

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates - November 30th, 2019: The audience at the Lana Del Rey gig at the F1. Saturday, November 30th, 2019. Du Arena, Abu Dhabi. Chris Whiteoak / The National
Lana Del Rey's 'loud' fans certainly caught her attention at the Abu Dhabi F1. Chris Whiteoak / The National

Saeed Saeed added that he hadn't "heard that much shrieking since Justin Bieber returned to Dubai in 2017."

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Updated: December 4, 2019 10:57 AM

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